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Women's Health

  • Cancer Facts For People Over 50
    Find information on the basics of cancer, its symptoms, recommended tests and screenings, treatment options, and steps for prevention. 
  • Hormones and Menopause
    Find research-based information about hormones for menopause. Read about the benefits, risks, and side effects of taking hormones (such as estrogen) as well as about the so-called natural hormones.
  • Menopause: Time for a Change
    What can a woman expect before, during, and after her last period? This 37-page booklet discusses menopause, hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms. It also includes what women can do to stay healthy after menopause.
  • Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief
    Bone loss can occur as you age, especially in women, and lead to osteoporosis. Find out about getting tested, how to keep your bones strong, and what to do if you have osteoporosis.
  • Sexuality in Later Life
    Read about aging and sex, including normal changes, health issues, and physical and emotional factors that can cause sexual problems. Find suggestions for continuing to lead an active sexual life as you get older.