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Search Treatment Options for Cancer

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

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.

5 Quick and Easy Tips for Keeping Your Sanity When You're in Pain
5 Quick and Easy Tips for Keeping Your Sanity When You're in Pain

From deep knead massage to deep breathing, here are some tips to help manage pain.

How to Boost Your Memory
How to Boost Your Memory

Use memory consolidation to translate new memories into long-term memories.

In Praise of the New RBG Documentary
In Praise of the New RBG Documentary

RBG, a new documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, paints a captivating portrait of the justice's strength and intelligence and reminds women of the hard fight for women's rights.

Colon Cancer Screening Options That Aren't a Colonoscopy
Colon Cancer Screening Options That Aren't a Colonoscopy

To detect colon cancer earlier, it’s critical to know your options and understand that colonoscopies aren’t the only colon cancer screening option available.

How to Make the Most of Living a Longer Life
How to Make the Most of Living a Longer Life

Some experts project that it won't be that long before people routinely live to be 100 years old, so it's time to examine the implications of living to 100.

New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention
New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes.

Try These Alternatives to Kegel Exercises
Try These Alternatives to Kegel Exercises

There's more to strengthening your pelvic floor muscles than just Kegels. Try these pelvic floor exercises to help prevent urinary incontinence and contribute to your sexual health and pleasure.

The Importance of Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer
The Importance of Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer

Early detection, although not a perfect science, can be your best bet for treatment and remission or prevention of many cancers.

Anxious Women May Want to Keep an Eye on Their Bone Health
Anxious Women May Want to Keep an Eye on Their Bone Health

As if older women didn't already worry enough about their bone health, new research suggests that anxiety may up their risk for fractures.

Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health
Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health

The sharp decline in estrogen that comes around menopause leads to a weakening of women's bones. That's why it's important to know how to take charge of your bone health and prevent fractures.

Sex and Your Hysterectomy: The Options
Sex and Your Hysterectomy: The Options

There are several types of hysterectomy and several surgical options for performing a hysterectomy. It's important to talk with your doctor about all the options before your surgery.

How Chronic Loneliness Harms Your Health
How Chronic Loneliness Harms Your Health

It's OK to be alone sometimes. It's not OK to feel lonely much of the time. Feeling the pain of loneliness can harm your health.

What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause?
What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause?

If you are a woman who is 45 years or older, we want to understand your knowledge and experience with menopause and sexual health. Please take this survey.

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.

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.

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.