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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.

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.

5 Fabulous Products for Puffy Eyes
5 Fabulous Products for Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes happen—whether from a good cry, a bad cold or an overly salty meal. Here are five products to the rescue. 


Hindsight Is 2020: Five New Year's Resolutions Learned From Looking Back
Hindsight Is 2020: Five New Year's Resolutions Learned From Looking Back

We all know hindsight is 2020, so in this new year that is 2020, it's a good idea to look back and learn when setting your resolutions.

Worried About Dementia? Check This Blood Pressure Number
Worried About Dementia? Check This Blood Pressure Number

The bottom blood pressure number could be important when it comes to evaluating the chance of a person having scars on their brain that could be an indicator for dementia, stroke or falls.

Heart Health Questions You Should Ask During Health Appointments
Heart Health Questions You Should Ask During Health Appointments

Heart health should definitely be part of your discussion with your health care provider. Here are some questions you can bring up.

This Winter, Get Closer
This Winter, Get Closer

Life sometimes slows down in winter, which makes it a good time to put some effort into maintaining and improving your intimate relationship.

Moving Into 2020 With Mindfulness
Moving Into 2020 With Mindfulness

What's your goal for 2020? Will it be to allow more mindfulness and self-care?

How to Stay Hydrated if You Don't Like Water
How to Stay Hydrated if You Don't Like Water

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to drink more water, but you don't really like water, find out what you can do to stay hydrated.

Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk: What's the Connection?
Diabetes and Heart Attack Risk: What's the Connection?

About 68 percent of people age 65 and older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease. Here's what you need to know.

HPV and Menopause: Are We Ever Out of the Woods?
HPV and Menopause: Are We Ever Out of the Woods?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is not just a concern for young people. The virus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer, can also occur in women around menopause.

5 Top Resolutions That Pay Off Big-Time
5 Top Resolutions That Pay Off Big-Time

Four of 10 Americans make resolutions each new year. The biggest payoff comes from ones that lead to better health. Here are five fabulous health resolutions.

What You Need to Know to Prepare for Menopause
What You Need to Know to Prepare for Menopause

The menopause transition begins way before you know it—usually in your 40s. That's the time to begin prepping for what's to come.

Don't Sabotage Getting Old by Taking Too Many Medications
Don't Sabotage Getting Old by Taking Too Many Medications

Many people take multiple medicines to treat multiple conditions as they age. It's important to consider what each medicine does and if it's really needed.

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.

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.