Women's Health: your 40s

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40s: Wiser, Bolder, and a Little Older


You’re carrying yourself with more confidence and wisdom but may be feeling and seeing the first signs of aging. See how you can manage these new changes.

Connecting You to Better Health in Your 40s

Your Annual Physical and Why It’s Important - Virtua Article

5 Reasons Why Annual Physical Exams Are Important

No matter your age or stage of life, annual physical exams are essential to your lifelong health. Here are five reasons why you should schedule your annual physical today.

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Put Your Mammogram Appointment on the Top of Your To-Do List Today - Virtua Breast Health, NJ

Put Your Mammogram Appointment on the Top of Your To-Do List Today

Can’t remember the last time you had a mammogram? You're in good company. At least 1 in 4 eligible women don’t get regular breast screenings. Learn why you should schedule your mammogram today.

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What to Know About Perimenopause—the Menopause Transition

For many women in their mid-40s, the transition to menopause, called perimenopause, is defined by physical, emotional, and psychological changes. Here's what you need to know.

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Increasing Your Sexual Desire Starts with Expert Conversation

Increasing Your Sexual Desire Starts with Expert Conversation

Low libido is far more common than society portrays. In fact, most women experience decreased desire at some point but are embarrassed to discuss it. It's time to start the conversation.

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Healthy Bones: Simple Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis

Bone density declines as we age, increasing risk for osteoporosis, causing weak and brittle bones, and increasing risk for age-related fractures later in life. Take steps now to prevent osteoporosis.

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Strength Training Key to Protecting Against Heart Disease - Virtua Cardiology, NJ

Strength Training Key to Protecting Against Heart Disease

Strength training offers many benefits that counteract age-related issues like heart disease. It can be as effective as aerobics to ward off heart attacks and strokes.

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Are You Concerned About How Much or How Often You're Drinking?

If you've been drinking more or more often—or drinking to cope with stress—you could have an issue with problem drinking. Answer these 4 questions to assess your risk.

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Can you afford diabetes?

Understand the Physical and Financial Cost of Diabetes

There's a steep cost to diabetes that you pay for with your wallet—and your health. See how you can control your risks through weight loss, healthy diet, and more exercise.

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Banish Bloating and Find Fast Relief

Are you looking for solutions for that "pants-are-too-tight" feeling that comes with bloating or gas? A Virtua gastroenterologist details the causes and at-home remedies.

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