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Should You Get a 3-D Mammogram?

Here's what you should know about tomosynthesis, the latest imaging technology for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

By HealthAfter50

Brain Fog: Could It Be Menopause?

Many women aren’t prepared for the cognitive problems menopause can cause, including issues with memory and concentration.

By Stephanie Watson

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

In addition to chest pain, warning signs of a heart attack can include shortness of breath, nausea, and neck or back pain.

By HealthAfter50

Is It Menopause or a Thyroid Problem?

You wake up sweaty, your heart beating rapidly. If you’re a woman about age 50, your symptoms could be the result of menopause, but maybe it’s your thyroid.

By Jackie Krentzman

What Does the Thyroid Do?

The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism. This affects every organ in your body, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.

By Jeff Bauer

Gynecological Exams: Do You Still Need Them?

Find out why your annual well-woman exam should be an essential part of your healthcare routine, including checking for uterine, ovarian, and breast cancer.

By HealthAfter50

Bladder Cancer Diagnosis May Be Delayed in Women

Blood in the urine is most likely a symptom of a urinary-tract infection, but there’s a chance it could mean bladder cancer.

By HealthAfter50

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Rare and Aggressive

Because inflammatory breast cancer usually doesn’t manifest itself as a lump and progresses so quickly, the disease is not typically diagnosed until the disease is in its later stages.

By HealthAfter50

Bleeding After Menopause: Cause for Concern?

The major concern associated with postmenopausal bleeding is to exclude the possibility of endometrial cancer.

By HealthAfter50

Midlife Memory Loss in Women

Some studies report that as many as 60 percent of women notice memory problems at midlife. Here’s what may be behind it, and what to do about it.

By HealthAfter50