Women's Health: your 50s

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50s: Fearless, Fun, and Making Your Own Rules


You’ve got a great sense of who you are, and you’re not apologizing for it. You also may have more time for you. Find out what you need now.

Connecting You to Better Health in Your 50s

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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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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Fight Diabetes with a Healthy Dose of Exercise - Virtua Article

Fight Diabetes with a Healthy Dose of Exercise

If you have diabetes, exercise is critical to help lower cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. Here's what you need to know before getting started.

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When You Need a Hysterectomy, Know Your Options - Virtua Article

When You Need a Hysterectomy, Know Your Options

If heavy bleeding and pelvic pain have led you to a hysterectomy as a solution, there are many options to help you recover quickly, with less pain and few complications.

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40s woman doing plank in living room

The Truth About Menopause, Weight Gain and "The Pooch"

Women expect hot flashes with menopause. But, weight gain is the least popular AND least expected side effect of this hormonal shift. Here's what you can do.

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Dr. Elizabeth Revesz discusses importance of mammograms.

Do I Really Need a Mammogram?

Virtua breast surgeon, Elizabeth Revesz, MD, discusses common mammogram concerns and explains why this annual screening is an essential part of prioritizing your health.

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Colonoscopy - Virtua Medical Service

Colonoscopy

Don’t let fear or embarrassment keep you from having a colon cancer screening. Learn about your risks and see if you should schedule your colonoscopy today.

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Don’t Let Urinary Incontinence Disrupt Your Life - Virtua Article

Put Aside Embarrassment and Put an End to Urinary Incontinence

More than 18 million women in the U.S. have urinary incontinence, and, on average, wait 6 years to seek care. Learn about the types and treatments for this CURABLE condition.

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Why Women Need Weight-Bearing Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis - Virtua Article

Bolster Your Bones with These Weight-Bearing Exercises

An effective way to reduce your risk for osteoporosis is with weight-bearing exercise. These simple ideas will help you add more of these exercises to your daily routine.

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