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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.

Create Your Own Spa Sanctuary at Home
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Create Your Own Spa Sanctuary at Home

We can't all go to a spa whenever we'd like, but there are things we can do at home to create the spa experience and transform our own personal space into a sanctuary.

Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk
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Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk

You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women.

Few Americans Have Optimal 'Metabolic Health'
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Few Americans Have Optimal 'Metabolic Health'

Only about one in eight American adults has what is known as good metabolic health.

Tips to Stop Urine Leaks
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Tips to Stop Urine Leaks

Urinary leaks are embarrassing and inconvenient at any age, but especially for young women participating in sports. These tips can help women strengthen their pelvic muscles and reduce leakage.

Intimacy: The Elusive Fountain of Youth?
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Intimacy: The Elusive Fountain of Youth?

People seeking more satisfaction in their later years might find sex is the spice of life, new research suggests.

How Puzzles and Games Might Help Your Aging Brain
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How Puzzles and Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down -- but they might protect it in a different way.

Are You Married to Bickering?
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Are You Married to Bickering?

If you bicker a lot with your spouse, it could be because you're running low on energy.

Don't Wish for That Gift—Buy It Yourself!
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Don't Wish for That Gift—Buy It Yourself!

Many women have some secret wishes on their holiday wish-list, often related to self-care or health pampering. Consider giving yourself one of these gifts this season.

12 Ways to Stay on Track With Your Health Goals During the Holidays
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12 Ways to Stay on Track With Your Health Goals During the Holidays

Some of the good things about the holidays—like good food and family gatherings—can go bad when you go overboard. Try these tricks for keeping your health on track.

As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops
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As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops

Rising rates of gun-related deaths from violence and suicide have contributed to a drop in Americans' life expectancy.

AARP Recognizes Menopause Care Gap
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AARP Recognizes Menopause Care Gap

Far too many menopausal women can't find the health care they need to get help with their menopausal symptoms. 


This Exercise May Slow Aging
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This Exercise May Slow Aging

Running, swimming, cycling and other types of endurance exercise can slow cellular aging, but strength training may not.

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.