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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to KnowFeature
Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Pain during sex does not have to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process.

7 Things to Ease Your Flu Miseries
7 Things to Ease Your Flu Miseries

Flu season is winding down, but it's not over. Learn how to lessen your flu risk and how to feel better if you get the flu.

Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief
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.

Sex After 50
Sex After 50

If you're experiencing dryness, irritation or pain during sex, you're not alone. As we age, our sex lives may be affected by hormonal changes leading to emotional and physical consequences. Find out what you can do about it.

Contraception Options for Women Over 40
Contraception Options for Women Over 40

Whether you're finished having children or considering having your first one, the only thing standing between you and the unexpected is your contraception.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

Could You Have Low Estrogen?
Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Find out what happens when estrogen runs low and how to fix it.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
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.

Exercise Mistakes You Don't Need to Make
Exercise Mistakes You Don't Need to Make

Exercise is important at every age. Once you reach middle age, the benefits of exercise are crucial to good health. Try these tips to help you avoid common exercise mistakes.

7 Early Signs of Alzheimer's
7 Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Find out how you know whether your forgetfulness is just a sign of trying to do too much at once or whether you might be showing early signs of Alzheimer's.

Say What? Menopause and Hearing Loss
Say What? Menopause and Hearing Loss

If you find yourself turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves, you may be experiencing hearing loss. And you're not alone.

Fashionistas Will Love
Fashionistas Will Love "The Gospel According to André"

The Gospel According to André, a documentary about André Leon Talley, directed by Kim Novak, takes you from his humble upbringing in North Carolina to his role as Vogue editor and fashion curator.

AARP Wants to Disrupt Dementia
AARP Wants to Disrupt Dementia

The U.S. population is aging, and with the aging population comes more cases of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. AARP invests in efforts to "disrupt dementia."

Robots May Soon Join Ranks of Alzheimer's Caregivers
Robots May Soon Join Ranks of Alzheimer's Caregivers

Several teams of scientists from around the world are investigating ways in which robots might help manage the daily living tasks of people with Alzheimer's disease.

How Running Can Contribute to Incontinence and Prolapse
How Running Can Contribute to Incontinence and Prolapse

Running—whether jogging or marathon running—can cause a downward pressure on women's pelvic cavities that can lead to urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia
High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for Dementia

Elevated blood pressure in your 50s might raise your risk of developing dementia later in life.

Time to Chat About Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Time to Chat About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP, is too often brushed aside by health care professionals. It's up to women to communicate the severity of their symptoms and the problems they cause.

Avoid Pellets When Using Testosterone for Low Libido
Avoid Pellets When Using Testosterone for Low Libido

Although testosterone treatments for women aren't FDA-approved, some forms have shown success. But pelletized testosterone is harder to manage.

Tips for a Better Massage
Tips for a Better Massage

Whether you're giving yourself an at-home massage or paying a masseuse, try these tips for a better massage.

The Healthy Father's Day Gift Guide
The Healthy Father's Day Gift Guide

Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? This healthy Father's Day gift guide will appeal to his five senses—and his good health.

Search Treatment Options for Cancer
Search Treatment Options for Cancer

If you have cancer, search available clinical trials with HealthyWomen's free and confidential Clinical Trial Navigation Service.

How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife
How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife

As you age, your vagina—due mostly to decreased estrogen levels—can become dry or irritated, which can cause pain during sex. This does not need to be the norm.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

Menopause and Vaginal Dryness
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.

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

Steer Clear of Falling
Steer Clear of Falling

Falls can be more serious as we get older, so take steps to improve your balance and remove causes of falls from your home.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
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.

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Please take our survey and tell us what you know about or have experienced related to endometriosis.

Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory
Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory

A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife
For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife

Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study suggests.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers
Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.