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What Worries Women About Their Heart Health? Feature
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What Worries Women About Their Heart Health?

We asked more than 1,600 women to share their thoughts about heart health. Here is what they had to say.

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.

Less Stress, Fewer Hot Flashes?
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Less Stress, Fewer Hot Flashes?

We know it's difficult, but if you want to reduce your likelihood of hot flashes, consider managing your stress levels.

How to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors
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How to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors

Medical professionals are human, and medical errors occur. But there are many steps you can take to protect yourself against medical errors.

Relationships Get Better With Age
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Relationships Get Better With Age

Romance isn't just for the young and newly in love. Research shows that relationships get better with time and age.

More Reason to Talk About Weight
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More Reason to Talk About Weight

It's awkward to talk about weight, but there are health issues that make it an important discussion. Obesity is linked to many cancers and other health problems.

Menopause Without Fear
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Menopause Without Fear

Don't let menopause catch you by surprise. Find out everything you need to know in Fearless Menopause by Dr. Barb DePree, a gynecologist specializing in menopause care.

The Worst Thing, The Best Thing: How Women Experience Menopause
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The Worst Thing, The Best Thing: How Women Experience Menopause

Sociologist Deborah Merrill was surprised by her own menopause experience, so she set out to discover how other women experienced it.

Thyroid Awareness: What Happens When This Little Gland Goes Haywire
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Thyroid Awareness: What Happens When This Little Gland Goes Haywire

The thyroid is a tiny gland in your neck that sends thyroid hormones throughout the body, controlling many functions. When the thyroid stops working properly, it can cause many symptoms.

What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease
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What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 35, and yet many women fail to take care of their hearts and don't know the signs of heart disease.

A Cardiologist Explains If Alcohol Is Good for Your Heart
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A Cardiologist Explains If Alcohol Is Good for Your Heart

Forget the myth that alcohol is good for your heart. A cardiologist explains why it's healthier to drink alcohol sparingly, if at all.

5 Fabulous Products for Dry Skin
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5 Fabulous Products for Dry Skin

Dry skin happens, especially in the winter and even more so as we age. Check out these products to ease dry skin all over your body.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy
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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy

Try these small tweaks around the house to lessen your risk of heart disease. Little changes can make a big difference in your heart health!

Menopause and Your Heart
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Menopause and Your Heart

Both age and menopause increase your risk of heart disease but there are lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk at any age.

Aging Smart, Aging Well: How Women Make Decisions About Their Health in the 21st Century
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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.

Osteoporosis: Knowing – and Owning – Your Numbers
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Osteoporosis: Knowing – and Owning – Your Numbers

As with so many things, when it comes to aging, what’s on the inside ultimately matters most.

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.

Important Questions You Should Ask Your Health Care Professional About Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
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Important Questions You Should Ask Your Health Care Professional About Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

There are things every woman can do to help protect themselves from a first cardiovascular event (primary prevention) or another heart attack or ischemic stroke (secondary prevention). Here's what you need to know.

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.

Understanding Your Bone Health as You Age
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Understanding Your Bone Health as You Age

As you age, postmenopausal osteoporosis is more likely to occur because your body's natural bone remodeling process becomes unbalanced. Here's what you need to know.

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.