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Who Do You Talk To About Menopause?

Please take this quick survey about the conversations you have regarding menopause.

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.

 Products That Help You Sleep
Products That Help You Sleep

Getting enough sleep is important to your health, but it's not always easy, especially as we get older. Here are some tips and products to aid your sleep. 


Skin Products to Get You Through Menopause
Skin Products to Get You Through Menopause

There is not one product that can treat all signs of skin aging, but here are some tips for dealing with the skin changes that come with menopause.

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer
10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer

Without screening, colon cancer can be in an advanced stage before it is discovered. Generally, the earlier colon cancer is found the easier it is to treat.

Genetic Counseling: What You Need to Know
Genetic Counseling: What You Need to Know

Understanding the who, what, why, when of genetic counseling.

Be Prepared to Take FAST Action If You Suspect a Stroke
Be Prepared to Take FAST Action If You Suspect a Stroke

To help you recognize the signs of stroke, the National Stroke Association wants you to remember F-A-S-T, or fast.

Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled
Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled

Dementia is now one of the leading killers in the United States, with the rate of deaths linked to the disease more than doubling over the past two decades.

The Anatomy of a Hot Flash
The Anatomy of a Hot Flash

Find out what hot flashes are really all about: what they feel like, what causes them, how long they last and what you can do about them.

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested
Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested

Most seniors expect their doctor to recommend testing of thinking and memory when it's needed.

3 Easy Things Every Woman Can Do to Avoid Financial Stress
3 Easy Things Every Woman Can Do to Avoid Financial Stress

Money is the number one cause of stress in this country, and stress is bad for your health. Here are some expert tips to help women stress less about money and finances.

Bone Health and Estrogen
Bone Health and Estrogen

If you are postmenopausal, calcium and weight-bearing exercise won't help prevent osteoporosis. Talk to your health care professional about hormone replacement therapy for bone health.

Avoiding Pseudomedicine for Alzheimer's and Brain Health
Avoiding Pseudomedicine for Alzheimer's and Brain Health

With so many people affected by Alzheimer's disease, many people are looking for information about any kind of brain health intervention. And they may fall prey to pseudomedicine.

Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors
Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

Getting older can be a lonely business, and a new survey shows that health problems only make matters worse.

Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know
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.

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.

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.