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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.

Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: 'My life wasn't what I hoped it to be'
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Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: 'My life wasn't what I hoped it to be'

African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. A few share their stories.

Beware: Low Blood Pressure May Be Hazardous to Your Health
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Beware: Low Blood Pressure May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Medical experts disagree on how low blood pressure should be. It varies based on the individual, and it's important to know the risks and benefits for you.

It's Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: My Story, Chapter Two
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It's Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: My Story, Chapter Two

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and blogger Judy Freedman shares her story of bladder cancer recurrence and treatment.

Why Are My Orgasms Weak?
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Why Are My Orgasms Weak?

There are many reasons women have a decline in the ability to orgasm. Most often the cause is aging, but there are some things you can do about it.

Will Menopause Symptoms Ever Stop?
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Will Menopause Symptoms Ever Stop?

For some women, menopause symptoms like hot flashes may last a lifetime. But there are some lifestyle changes and treatments that may reduce the symptoms.

How to Worship the Sun Without Getting Burned
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How to Worship the Sun Without Getting Burned

The dangers of the sun are real, but there are ways to enjoy the sun without getting burned.

Ask Dr. Ruth: A Film About America's Famous Sex Therapist
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Ask Dr. Ruth: A Film About America's Famous Sex Therapist

A new documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, chronicles the life of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who hosted a transformative call-in radio show about sex and relationships in the 1980s.

6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting
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6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting

The average person sits 12 hours a day—and that's not healthy. Find out why too much sitting is bad for your health.

How to Get Your Stress Under Control for Good
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How to Get Your Stress Under Control for Good

The many changes that come with midlife can make stress particularly bothersome, but there are ways you can get stress under control.

10 Things You Must Know to Practice Safe Sun Care
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10 Things You Must Know to Practice Safe Sun Care

You don't have to avoid the sun entirely, but you must learn how to use sunscreen correctly and follow safe sun practices to avoid skin cancer and prematurely aged skin.

Menopause and Schizophrenia: A Connection?
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Menopause and Schizophrenia: A Connection?

Menopausal schizophrenia is more common than you might think. If you hear voices, feel paranoid, experience delusions or have other symptoms, seek help from your health care professional.

So, This Is Why We Can't Let Go of Our Cell Phones
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So, This Is Why We Can't Let Go of Our Cell Phones

The stress of cell phones keeps us in a constant state of elevated cortisol, which isn't good for our health—but makes it hard to put them down.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.