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Understanding Menopause: Brain Health, Sleep and the Health Benefits Feature
Understanding Menopause: Brain Health, Sleep and the Health Benefits

In this second part of our two-part series, a leading menopause specialist discusses cognitive changes, insomnia and sexuality.

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.

Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?
Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?

It's time to clarify the conversation on safe treatments for menopausal women.

Yes, Middle-Aged Women Do Want to Have Sex
Yes, Middle-Aged Women Do Want to Have Sex

One of our experts answers questions about sexuality at midlife.

Talking to my Father About His Advance Directive
Talking to my Father About His Advance Directive

Our vital conversation with a palliative care doctor helped me understand my dad’s end-of-life wishes.

Chronic Conditions Worsen Coronavirus Risk – Here's How to Manage Them Amid the Pandemic
Chronic Conditions Worsen Coronavirus Risk – Here's How to Manage Them Amid the Pandemic

One important fact must not get overlooked amid this pandemic: Chronic health conditions still need attention.

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off a Pandemic of Despair
For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off a Pandemic of Despair

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But the burden of isolation is hard to bear.

There's A Lot More to Menopause Than Hot Flashes
There's A Lot More to Menopause Than Hot Flashes

In this first part of our two-part series, a leading menopause specialist discusses common misconceptions, changes in physical health and weight gain.

Out With the Old: Coronavirus Highlights Why We Need New Names for Aging
Out With the Old: Coronavirus Highlights Why We Need New Names for Aging

Although largely unnoticed by mainstream media, something significant has happened with the rise of COVID-19: the marginalization of older Americans.

Coronavirus Entered My Father’s Nursing Home and Nobody Warned Me. I Did Not Get the Chance to Save Him.
Coronavirus Entered My Father’s Nursing Home and Nobody Warned Me. I Did Not Get the Chance to Save Him.

Nobody told Jan Ransom about the first COVID-19 infection in her father's nursing home, so she couldn't move him before he got sick.

No, You're Never Too Old for Sex
No, You're Never Too Old for Sex

One of our experts explains how middle-aged women can maintain sexual health.

Can Women Improve Our Sexual Health at Midlife?
Can Women Improve Our Sexual Health at Midlife?

One woman learns that growing older can deepen sexual self-discovery.

Surviving My Crazy Period During Perimenopause
Surviving My Crazy Period During Perimenopause

None of my friends were talking openly about the perimenopausal transition that was impacting my life.

'I Wasn't Eating': Senior Twin Sisters Battle Pandemic Anxiety Together
'I Wasn't Eating': Senior Twin Sisters Battle Pandemic Anxiety Together

Sylvester and Edna are 92-year-old twins and are living through the pandemic, and all the anxiety it is causing, together.

Talking to my Father About His Advance Directive
Talking to my Father About His Advance Directive

Our vital conversation with a palliative care doctor helped me understand my dad’s end-of-life wishes.

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.

But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus
But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus

We may be relatively young and healthy ourselves, but we all have aging or elderly loved ones, who face the highest coronavirus risk. Here’s what doctors say we can do to protect them.

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.

Aging Smart, Aging Well: How Women Make Decisions About Their Health in the 21st Century
Aging Smart, Aging Well: How Women Make Decisions About Their Health in the 21st Century

Created by HealthyWomen and WebMD, Aging Smart, Aging Well is a new nationwide initiative spotlighting the health information needs and concerns of women ages 40 and older.

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.