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What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital WartsFeature
What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts

Until there is a better understanding of genital warts, how can we expect to reduce the prevalence of this common STD?

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.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

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

What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts
What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts

Until there is a better understanding of genital warts, how can we expect to reduce the prevalence of this common STD?

Could It Be the Transition to Menopause?
Could It Be the Transition to Menopause?

You wake up soaked in sweat, you can't lose the last five pounds and your interest in sex is waning. You're probably wondering if these are symptoms of perimenopause.

Still Worried, After All These Years
Still Worried, After All These Years

Many parents worry about and support their adult children. Does this translate to caring or does it result in adult children who lack "adulting" skills?

Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight
Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight

In older women, it's not excess weight that's deadly, but where those extra pounds collect that can shorten life, a new study reports.

U.S. Life Expectancy On the Rise
U.S. Life Expectancy On the Rise

By 2030, American women will live an average of more than 83 years, while men may reach an average of 80, a new study estimates.

7 Ways to Make Waking Up a Breeze
7 Ways to Make Waking Up a Breeze

If you have trouble waking up, you may want to try these tips to make it easier to get out of bed in the morning.

Where Do You Want to Travel?
Where Do You Want to Travel?

The New York Times Travel Show entices baby boomers, millennials and others to travel, both within the United States and abroad.

Surprisingly Salty Foods
Surprisingly Salty Foods

Too much salt can lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure and heart and kidney disease, so learn what salty foods to avoid.


How to Be a SuperAger
How to Be a SuperAger

Try these tips to increase your odds of aging in a super way: healthy, active, mentally sharp and free of chronic pain and disability.

How to Take Care of Your Heart After Menopause
How to Take Care of Your Heart After Menopause

February is American Heart Month and a good time to focus on taking care of your heart. This is especially important for postmenopausal women.

10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity
10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests.

Would You Want to See Into the Future?
Would You Want to See Into the Future?

Even if it were possible, most people wouldn't want a crystal ball to foresee the future, instead preferring to be kept in the dark, a new study contends.

The Burden of Heart Disease
The Burden of Heart Disease

Heart disease can be a heavy burden for anyone. But new research suggests that black women at risk for the illness are also more prone to loneliness and money worries than their white peers.

How to Find the Right Caregiver for Your Parent
How to Find the Right Caregiver for Your Parent

If your mom or dad can no longer care for all his or her needs, it may be time to explore the many options for in-home care.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention and Coping
Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention and Coping

Learn about lifestyle changes that can help prevent Alzheimer's. Plus, strategies for caring for someone that's been diagnosed.

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.

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.

Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers
Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.