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

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

Created: 12/06/2019
Last Updated: 03/18/2020

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HealthyWomen and WebMD have partnered to create a nationwide initiative targeting the health and well-being information needs of women, ages 40 and older. From bone and heart health to mental and sexual health—and everything in between—this comprehensive survey of more than 3,100 respondents reveals women’s health experiences, concerns and intimate conversations with health care professionals to shed light on how their most important and individual health care decisions are made as well as surface startling gaps in women’s health knowledge and care.

The presentation will include an engaging panel discussion on the survey findings and how health care stakeholders can collaborate to put these findings into action to help drive more impactful conversations between women and their health care providers.

Click here to learn more about the initiative.

Click here to view the livestream of the event.

Media Coverage

Stria News - Boomer Women Want Answers to the Question They're Not Asking (or Where Did My Libido Go?). Dr. Lauri Romanzi, a member of the HealthyWomen Women's Health Advisory Council (WHAC) drafted an essay for the Stria News website and newsletter. Dr. Romanzi writes about sexual health during midlife, particularly around and after menopause. She highlighted facts from the recent HealthyWomen/WebMD Aging Smart, Aging Well survey, along with a link to the HealthyWomen website.

FOX 17 TV West Michigan morning program interviewed Dr. Barb DePree, a member of the HealthyWomen Women's Health Advisory Council, discussing menopause and some stats from the WebMD Aging Smart Aging Well report.

The Fullness of Midlife Podcast with Dr. Barb DePree - HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino was interviewed for Dr. Barb DePree's podcast, discussing the recent HealthyWomen and WebMD aging initiative. Beth and Dr. DePree discussed HealthyWomen, in addition to menopause, including symptoms, treatments, and what more needs to be done for women.

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