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Mood Changes and Menopause: How to Cope

In addition to night sweats and hot flashes, menopause can be accompanied by mood swings as well as bouts of depression. Here’s how to cope.

By Jackie Krentzman

10 Things to Know About Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are common and almost always benign. Here are the symptoms, causes, and risk factors you should know.

By Eileen Bailey

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

Pap Smear. Pelvic Exam. STD Test. What's the Difference?

Credit: Thinkstock When I was younger I assumed any vaginal examination would automatically include a Pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As I got older, I came to realize that my assumptions were false. Although the three ...

By Alisha Bridges

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

What Women Need to Know About Heart Health

Many women still think heart disease is a man’s disease and fail to see themselves at risk for it. In fact, just as many postmenopausal women as men die of a heart attack each year.

By HealthAfter50

The Gender Gap in Cardiac Arrest Treatment

Women may be less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving emergency procedures in the hospital, a large national study has found.

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