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ARTICLE Women's Health - Age 50 and Older

In Your 50s+

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

50s: Your Top 5 Health Topics


Learn about cancers that commonly affect women and treatment options to discuss with your doctor

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

Assess your risk for having a stroke and take steps to stay healthy

  • Take the Stroke Quiz on → Health & Wellness
  • Make lifestyle changes with help from the Online Health Coach on → Health & Wellness → Online Health Coach

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

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
  • Learn about discounts on products and services that can help alleviate symptoms on → Extra Programs & Discounts

Read about other common health topics for women

50s: Your health checklist

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

  • Eat a healthy diet
    Make sure you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need for strong bones, a healthy heart, low cholesterol and good blood pressure.
    • Get help improving your nutrition with the Online Health Coach on → Health & Wellness → Online Health Coach
  • Cope with stress and grief
    Taking care of aging loved ones can be stressful. And saying goodbye is even harder. Take time to care for yourself during these difficult times.
  • Quit smoking
    Get help quitting and reduce your risk of just about every health condition.
    • See discounts to help you quit smoking in Extra Programs and Discounts on → Extra Programs & Discounts
  • Review all our Health and Wellness tools and resources
    Learn all the ways to help 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.