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What's Making You Anxious Now? Feature
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What's Making You Anxious Now?

If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 60 years old and experience anxiety, we would like to hear from you.

Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief
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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.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
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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.

What's Making You Anxious Now?
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What's Making You Anxious Now?

If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 60 years old and experience anxiety, we would like to hear from you.

Do You Know the Symptoms of Retinal Detachment?
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Do You Know the Symptoms of Retinal Detachment?

Retinal tears or retinal detachment can happen in the blink of an eye, particularly as you age. Make sure you know the symptoms.

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

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

Do You Know if Your Health Is at Risk?
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Do You Know if Your Health Is at Risk?

If you are a woman 50 years and older, we want to know more about the things you're doing to take care of your health. 


How to Get a Deep Sleep Tonight
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How to Get a Deep Sleep Tonight

A chronic lack of sleep is bad for your moods and your health. Try these tricks to get a deep sleep tonight.

Dry Skin and Menopause
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Dry Skin and Menopause

Estrogen declines as you approach menopause which decreases your skin's ability to produce and hold on to moisture. Find out what you can do about dry skin.

When Sex Hurts
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When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy
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The Pros and Cons of Hormone Therapy

Confused? Don't be. Here are the basics you need to know about the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.

How We Get Turned On
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How We Get Turned On

The female sexual response cycle—how women experience sex—is complicated, unpredictable and different from men's sexual response. Find out more about sexual satisfaction.

Taking Birth Control Pills After 40
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Taking Birth Control Pills After 40

For most women, it's fine to take birth control pills throughout their 40s and early 50s—and there may even be some advantages other than contraception.

Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?
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Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?

Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke.

Things You Should Know If You Wear a CPAP Mask
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Things You Should Know If You Wear a CPAP Mask

Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but it can take time to get used to the CPAP mask. Here are some tips to help you adjust.

Here's How to Slow Down Time
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Here's How to Slow Down Time

Health writer Sheryl Kraft tells how a medical emergency—having a detached retina—forces her to slow down and reconnect with the people and natural world around her.

Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life
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Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life

Fried chicken, french fries and chicken-fried steak might be delicious, but treating yourself to such fare regularly could be deadly.

How to Talk to Your Partner About Making Love Again
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How to Talk to Your Partner About Making Love Again

When sex stops because it's uncomfortable but you or your partner misses it, it's important to talk about it and seek help from a certified menopause care provider.

4 Top Health Trends Worth Noting
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4 Top Health Trends Worth Noting

Some new health trends are on the horizon. Have you tried "Trashion" (fashion good for you and the environment)? Or try simply walking outdoors or meditating.

Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection
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Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection

Because it often doesn't cause obvious early symptoms, pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose, but this could help.

Tales From a Retinal Detachment
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Tales From a Retinal Detachment

HealthyWomen writer Sheryl Kraft recently experienced a health crisis of her own. She tells a cautionary tale of dealing with a detached retina.


7 Important Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Attacks
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7 Important Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Attacks

Women don't experience heart attacks the same way men do. The signs and symptoms may be less obvious. That's why it's important to know the warning signs and how to lower your risk.

What You Need to Know About Stress Urinary Incontinence
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What You Need to Know About Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is common and yet often goes undiagnosed and untreated. If you leak urine when you laugh or cough or sneeze, talk to your health care professional.

We're Not Where We Need to Be
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We're Not Where We Need to Be

A recent banning of a women's robotic vibrator from a tech show illustrates how women must still work to prove that their sexual health and sexual pleasure matter.


Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's
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Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's

Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease.

Colon Cancer Screening Options That Aren't a Colonoscopy
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Colon Cancer Screening Options That Aren't a Colonoscopy

To detect colon cancer earlier, it’s critical to know your options and understand that colonoscopies aren’t the only colon cancer screening option available.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
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This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Celebrate Women's Health Month by Caring for Yourself
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Celebrate Women's Health Month by Caring for Yourself

Celebrate by taking care of yourself with healthy eating, exercising, sleeping and more self-care.

7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now
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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.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness
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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.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
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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.

7 Easy Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's
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7 Easy Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's

There are no surefire ways to prevent or cure Alzheimer's, but there are some preventive strategies.