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ARTICLE Women's Health - In Your 40s

In Your 40s

Learn more about common health topics for women your age and find out what you can do to maintain or improve your health.

40s: Your Top 5 Health Topics
Breast Cancer

Learn about breast cancer and treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

  • Go to the Cancer Center on → Health & Wellness → Conditions A to Z → Centers → Cancer Center.

Reproductive issues:

Using our tools and resources can help ensure a healthy pregnancy and get the support you need to manage infertility issues.


You don't have to struggle alone.

  • View your mental health benefits on → Benefits & Coverage.
  • Go to the Mental Health Center on → Health & Wellness → Conditions A to Z → Centers → Mental Health Center.
  • Get help at
Heart Disease

Measure your heart health and risk factors and take advantage of discounts to help keep your heart healthy.

  • Use the Heart Attack Risk Calculator on → Health & Wellness → Tools → Informational Tools → Heart Attack Risk Calculator.
  • Learn about discounts on fitness clubs and nutrition programs to help keep your heart healthy on → Extra Programs & Discounts.

Learn what to expect as you go through the change of life.

  • Visit the Women's Health lifestyle center on → Health & Wellness → Lifestyles → Women's Health.
  • Alleviate symptoms with diet and exercise. Learn about discounts on fitness clubs and nutrition programs on → Extra Programs & Discounts.

Read about other common health topics for women.

40s: Your health checklist

Take steps to improve your health with our top-five recommended health to-dos.

  • Quit smoking
    Get help quitting and reduce your risk of just about every health condition.
    • See discounts to help you quit smoking on → Extra Programs & Discounts → Health Allies → Wellness → Smoking Cessation
  • Manage your weight
    Get help improving your nutrition, managing your weight and creating an exercise plan.
    • Use the Online Health Coach on → Health & Wellness → Online Health Coach
  • Relieve back pain
    Strengthen your spine and learn coping methods for back pain.
    • Visit the Pain Center on → Health & Wellness → Conditions A to Z → Centers → Pain Center
  • Review all our Health and Wellness tools and resources
    Learn all the ways to manage your health and wellness.
  • Get screenings and immunizations
  • Is it time to schedule a mammogram? Are your immunizations up to date? Use UnitedHealthcare's online tool to get recommended immunization and screening schedules. Seeing your doctor for routine preventive care can help identify health problems before you know something's wrong, which is often when treatment could make the most difference. Your physician will consider your personal risk factors, such as your age, family medical history, general health and lifestyle, then make recommendations for the preventive health screenings that are appropriate for you. Talk to your doctor about your specific health questions and concerns, and use these guidelines, along with the advice of your doctor, to maintain or improve your health.