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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.

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.

7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now
7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now

If you’re experiencing irregular periods, mood swings and hot flashes, you may be in perimenopause, the walk-up to menopause. Learn the symptoms of this transitional period.

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.

Fight Menopausal Weight Gain: Your Diet
Fight Menopausal Weight Gain: Your Diet

Weight gain during menopause is almost inevitable, so to keep it under control, you need to change the way you eat.

Pain Relief for Achy Joints
Pain Relief for Achy Joints

Joint pain often comes with age, either from injury, overuse, disease or normal wear and tear. It may be inevitable, but there are ways to ease the pain.

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.

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

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

How to Lose Weight When Nothing Seems to Work
How to Lose Weight When Nothing Seems to Work

Try these tips for easy ways to lose weight when nothing you've tried before seems to work. Resolve to lose weight in 2018.

Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults
Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults

Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns.

Care for Caregivers
Care for Caregivers

Many of us will care for a parent at some point in our lives. If you're shopping or cooking for Mom or taking Dad to doctor visits, you're already a caregiver.

Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks
Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks

Don't want to look old before your time? Put down the cigarettes and go easy on the alcohol.

How to Create Your Family Health Tree
How to Create Your Family Health Tree

A family health history can be key to your wellness.

Why New Alzheimer's Guidelines Matter
Why New Alzheimer's Guidelines Matter

The new staging system for Alzheimer's disease uses brain changes found via biomarkers before symptoms appear, as well as clinical symptoms, to diagnose the disease.

A New Healthy Holiday Tradition for Every Family
A New Healthy Holiday Tradition for Every Family

The holidays are a good time to encourage your family to talk about the family's medical history, so you can get a better understanding of your inherited risks.

Don't Let Thanksgiving Food Make You Sick
Don't Let Thanksgiving Food Make You Sick

Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow usually involve a lot of cooking and eating. It's important to remember these tips for food safety.

A Gift Guide for the Healthy Woman
A Gift Guide for the Healthy Woman

Find the perfect gift for yourself or another healthy woman from this gift guide of practical and useful ideas.

7 Facts You Need to Know About Floaters
7 Facts You Need to Know About Floaters

Floaters are those spots or specks that often float across our eyes as we age. Here's what you need to know about floaters.

13 Things You Need to Know About Shingles
13 Things You Need to Know About Shingles

Shingles can be extremely painful and sometimes cause lasting complications, so you may want to consider the vaccination. There's a new one coming soon.

Menopausal Weight Gain: Fighting Back With Exercise
Menopausal Weight Gain: Fighting Back With Exercise

A regular, moderately challenging exercise regimen will help you control menopausal weight gain and offer other health benefits from stress relief to better sleep.

Celebrating Your Health at Every Age
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.

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

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

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.