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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.

Flu Shot Myths
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Flu Shot Myths

October is prime time for getting your flu shot. If you think you don't need one, your reasons may be more fiction than fact.

Menopause and Panic Attacks: What's the Connection?
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Menopause and Panic Attacks: What's the Connection?

Many women going through perimenopause and menopause experience frequent panic attacks, likely connected to fluctuating hormones. The panic attacks can hit unexpectedly and at any time.

Bone Health Ambassador Will Run for a Cause
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Bone Health Ambassador Will Run for a Cause

Team of women will run the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and money for bone health so women can live vital, active lives as they age.

You're Not Alone Facing Obstacles to Sex
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You're Not Alone Facing Obstacles to Sex

Sex after menopause can be challenging—and you're not alone if you feel that way. Talk to your partner, and, if you need help, talk to your health care professional.

Why Don't Women Want to Talk About Menopause?
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Why Don't Women Want to Talk About Menopause?

A recent AARP survey showed that a surprising number of women never discuss their menopausal symptoms with their health care provider. Here's why you should talk about them.

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
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Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

If you need another reason to drop unwanted weight, here it is.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer
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What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer

Mammogram recommendations vary, but it's important for you to know about breast cancer and ask for screenings that seem best for you and your risk factors.

7 Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause
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7 Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause

Menopause is a passage into a new phase of life and ushers in a new set of challenges. Here are some tips to help you be your own health advocate and stay healthy.

Early Warning Signs of a Troubled Relationship
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Early Warning Signs of a Troubled Relationship

Despite your best efforts and intentions, your relationship can still be unsatisfying. But, it can recover if you start to work on it before it reaches the point of hopelessness.

Overactive Bladder: What's the Cause and What Can You Do?
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Overactive Bladder: What's the Cause and What Can You Do?

If your bladder starts to misbehave, causing you to pee frequently, you may have overactive bladder. Find out how you will know for sure and what can you do about it. 


When Sex Hurts, It's Time to Seek Help
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When Sex Hurts, It's Time to Seek Help

When sex hurts and you associate it with fear, anxiety and pain, it's time to seek help. Painful sex is not normal, and there are things you can do to make it better.

How to Reduce Your Risk for Stroke
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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.

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.