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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.

Can Menopause Cause Brain Fog?
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Can Menopause Cause Brain Fog?

Those memory lapses you may be feeling in perimenopause and menopause are very real. Falling estrogen is to blame for brain fog. But, don't worry—you will recover.

FDA Approves New Treatment of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture
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FDA Approves New Treatment of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture

A new treatment was recently approved by the FDA to help women at high risk for fracture reduce their risk of a first and subsequent fracture.

One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay
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One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot.

I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50
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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

Many Misdiagnosed With MS
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Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease

The Heart and Estrogen
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The Heart and Estrogen

If you're concerned about taking hormone replacement therapy because of increased risk for breast cancer, remember this: Heart disease kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer does. And HRT may reduce your heart disease risk.

Asthma: It's Different When You're Older
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Asthma: It's Different When You're Older

Asthma can develop for the first time in midlife. Triggers that might never have bothered you before can now be a problem, and the symptoms can be more serious for adults.

Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's
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Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a concern for many menopausal women, and yet most do not consider taking hormone replacement therapy, even though estrogen can significantly delay Alzheimer's.

How to Hear Better When Your Hearing Goes South
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How to Hear Better When Your Hearing Goes South

Hearing loss is very common in older people, but many don't see help because of cost, social stigma, appearance and other reason. Increasingly, there are options for affordable and discreet hearing aids.

Recessive Genetic Conditions More Prevalent in Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent
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Recessive Genetic Conditions More Prevalent in Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent

Here's an overview of the most common Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases.

Menopause and Eating Disorders
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Menopause and Eating Disorders

Women are more vulnerable to eating disorders during periods of reproductive hormone change, so when estrogen falls during menopause, eating disorders rise.

Tips for a Better Colonoscopy
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Tips for a Better Colonoscopy

Colonoscopies are essential to preventing colon cancer, but the prep is never fun. Here are some tips for making sure the preparation goes well—and you don't have to repeat it.

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.