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

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.

Top 6 Health Trends for 2020
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Top 6 Health Trends for 2020

Which health trends will you try this year—being more mindful, paying attention to your gut biomes or getting better sleep? Check out Nurse Barb Dehn's trend predictions.

This Winter, Get Closer
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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.

5 Top Resolutions That Pay Off Big-Time
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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
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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.

Evaluating Hormone Therapy
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Evaluating Hormone Therapy

Dr. Barb DePree, a menopause specialist, reviews the latest research and thinking on hormone therapy for menopausal women and gives some advice.

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

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

5 Fabulous Products for Puffy Eyes
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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. 


Moving Into 2020 With Mindfulness
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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
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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.

Menopause and Diabetes: What's the Connection?
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Menopause and Diabetes: What's the Connection?

If you already have diabetes, menopause can change things. And if you don't have it, menopause may make it more likely to occur.


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.

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.