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Who Do You Talk To About Menopause?

Please take this quick survey about the conversations you have regarding menopause.

7 Things to Ease Your Flu Miseries
7 Things to Ease Your Flu Miseries

Flu season is winding down, but it's not over. Learn how to lessen your flu risk and how to feel better if you get the flu.

Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief
Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief

All pain relievers are not created equal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be better for headaches while Advil (ibuprofen) may work better for muscle pain and inflammation.

Sex After 50
Sex After 50

If you're experiencing dryness, irritation or pain during sex, you're not alone. As we age, our sex lives may be affected by hormonal changes leading to emotional and physical consequences. Find out what you can do about it.

Contraception Options for Women Over 40
Contraception Options for Women Over 40

Whether you're finished having children or considering having your first one, the only thing standing between you and the unexpected is your contraception.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

Could You Have Low Estrogen?
Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Find out what happens when estrogen runs low and how to fix it.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

Causes of Chest Pain That Aren't a Heart Attack
Causes of Chest Pain That Aren't a Heart Attack

Here are some reasons, other than a heart attack, that you may be experiencing chest pain.

How to Talk to Your Partner About Making Love Again
How to Talk to Your Partner About Making Love Again

When sex stops because it's uncomfortable but you or your partner misses it, it's important to talk about it and seek help from a certified menopause care provider.

4 Top Health Trends Worth Noting
4 Top Health Trends Worth Noting

Some new health trends are on the horizon. Have you tried "Trashion" (fashion good for you and the environment)? Or try simply walking outdoors or meditating.

Here's How to Slow Down Time
Here's How to Slow Down Time

Health writer Sheryl Kraft tells how a medical emergency—having a detached retina—forces her to slow down and reconnect with the people and natural world around her.

Possible Parkinson's 'Pandemic' Looms
Possible Parkinson's 'Pandemic' Looms

The number of people living with Parkinson's disease worldwide could double in the next two decades.

7 Important Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Attacks
7 Important Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Attacks

Women don't experience heart attacks the same way men do. The signs and symptoms may be less obvious. That's why it's important to know the warning signs and how to lower your risk.

Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings
Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

What do blood pressure guidelines mean for you? Learn more.

Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection
Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection

Because it often doesn't cause obvious early symptoms, pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose, but this could help.

Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?
Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?

Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke.

Things You Should Know If You Wear a CPAP Mask
Things You Should Know If You Wear a CPAP Mask

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but it can take time to get used to the CPAP mask. Here are some tips to help you adjust.

What You Need to Know About Stress Urinary Incontinence
What You Need to Know About Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is common and yet often goes undiagnosed and untreated. If you leak urine when you laugh or cough or sneeze, talk to your health care professional.

We're Not Where We Need to Be
We're Not Where We Need to Be

A recent banning of a women's robotic vibrator from a tech show illustrates how women must still work to prove that their sexual health and sexual pleasure matter.


Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know
Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Pain during sex does not have to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process.

Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory
Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory

A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife
For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife

Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study suggests.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Search Treatment Options for Cancer
Search Treatment Options for Cancer

If you have cancer, search available clinical trials with HealthyWomen's free and confidential Clinical Trial Navigation Service.

How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife
How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife

As you age, your vagina—due mostly to decreased estrogen levels—can become dry or irritated, which can cause pain during sex. This does not need to be the norm.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness
Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Lower levels of estrogen often mean vaginal dryness after menopause. Learn what you can do to minimize symptoms and treat vaginal dryness.

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

Steer Clear of Falling
Steer Clear of Falling

Falls can be more serious as we get older, so take steps to improve your balance and remove causes of falls from your home.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age

Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Please take our survey and tell us what you know about or have experienced related to endometriosis.