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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to KnowFeature
Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Pain during sex does not have to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process.

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.

How to Reduce Your Risk for Stroke
How to Reduce Your Risk for Stroke

Being prepared and knowing what to do if someone has a stroke can be lifesaving, especially around  family members who may be at higher risk of stroke.

Is This Body Part Aging You?
Is This Body Part Aging You?

We worry about wrinkles on our face, but do you know what lines and wrinkles can show your age even sooner?

The Upside to Menopause
The Upside to Menopause

Menopause is not something to fear. In fact, there are things to celebrate about it: no more pregnancy worries, no more hormonal headaches, no more bleeding—and more!


Study Points to Increased Risks After Stopping Hormone Therapy
Study Points to Increased Risks After Stopping Hormone Therapy

A new study shows an increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke in the first year after stopping hormone therapy for women under age 60.

Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Aspirin has been reported to help lower the risk of heart attack and clot-related strokes, but the latest research suggests that may not be true for most of us.

The Empty Nest Reset
The Empty Nest Reset

The transition from child raising to empty nest is the perfect time to reset your relationship with your significant other.

5 Ways to Make the Transition Out of Summer
5 Ways to Make the Transition Out of Summer

For those who love summer, it can be difficult to transition to fall. Here are some tips to help you make the seasonal transition.

Burnout Is Not Just About the Workplace
Burnout Is Not Just About the Workplace

Burnout occurs in the workplace—and in everyday life. The complex and stressful issues of life can leave you depleted and anxious, which is why self-care matters.

Daily Habits That Can Ruin Your Health
Daily Habits That Can Ruin Your Health

You might think some minor habits aren't a big deal. But certain things you do every day are slowly taking a toll on your body.


10 Secrets to Sail Through Menopause
10 Secrets to Sail Through Menopause

Try these 10 secrets for coping with menopause that can empower you to be healthier, wiser and stronger.

Signs of Early Menopause
Signs of Early Menopause

The signs and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be disruptive and alarming—and sometimes even more so when they occur early.

Take a Vacation, Your Heart Will Thank You
Take a Vacation, Your Heart Will Thank You

u've been enjoying a lot of time off this summer, a new analysis has good news: All that vacationing might lengthen your life.

Search Treatment Options for Cancer
Search Treatment Options for Cancer

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

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.