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Celebrating Your Health at Every AgeFeature
Celebrating Your Health at Every Age

Your body changes with each passing year, so it's important to be aware of and take care of your health needs and concerns at every age.

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

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

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.

7 Ridiculously Simple and Realistic Ways to Lose Weight After 50
7 Ridiculously Simple and Realistic Ways to Lose Weight After 50

When it comes to shedding pounds, age factors into the equation. Find out how to counter the ways age works against you.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

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

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.

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.

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.

5 Health Myths to Ditch Now
5 Health Myths to Ditch Now

Health myths abound from online health resources and word-of-mouth myths. Here are some health myths you may want to ditch.

8 Foods That Help You Sleep
8 Foods That Help You Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping, you may want to look at the foods you're eating near bedtime and see if they help you sleep—or keep you awake.

Celebrities Share Advice for Turning 50
Celebrities Share Advice for Turning 50

Celebrities Whoopi Goldberg, Kyra Sedgwick, Cynthia Rowley and Soledad O'Brien talk about turning 50 and finding the freedom that comes with it.

Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance
Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance

Most women experience hormonal fluctuations over the course of a lifetime, but what happens when you have a hormonal imbalance? 


Visiting Greece: The Amazing Old World of Athens
Visiting Greece: The Amazing Old World of Athens

Blogger Judy Freedman explores Athens, Greece, checking out the food, the shopping, and the views.

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

The earlier a woman begins menopause, the greater her risk of developing diabetes.

Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?
Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?

Breathing problems during sleep may signal an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, a trio of studies suggests.

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?
Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

Trouble sleeping is a common complaint among older folks, but what if their insomnia traces back to when Grandma and Grandpa were in charge of keeping the cave safe at night?

Your Brain on Estrogen
Your Brain on Estrogen

Estrogen does a lot of good things for women's brains and may even play a role in Alzheimer's, but much more research is needed about estrogen and menopause.


5 Things That Sabotage Your Sleep
5 Things That Sabotage Your Sleep

Sleep is important to health, hormone levels, moods, weight and more. Yet, many of us toss and turn, yearning for sleep. Here are 5 tips to help you sleep.

My Fabulous Foodie Day at the 2017 Fancy Food Show
My Fabulous Foodie Day at the 2017 Fancy Food Show

New York's Fancy Food Show is a feast for food lovers, and blogger Judy Freedman shares some of her favorite food finds from the 2017 show.

The Solution for Aching Knees
The Solution for Aching Knees

Osteoarthritis causes aching knees for many women in midlife. That doesn't mean you should give up exercising. Find out what you can do.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.