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Women's Health

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.
  • Depression - You don't have to struggle alone. Check your mental health benefits to see what services may be covered.
  • Heart Health - Measure your heart health and risk factors and take steps to help keep your heart healthy.
  • Reproductive Issues - Using our tools and resources can help ensure a healthy pregnancy and get the support you need to manage infertility issues
  • Cervical cancer - Learn about cancer resources that can help you through treatment and recovery.
  • Perimenopause - Learn what to expect as you go through the change of life.

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.
  • Manage your weight- Get help improving your nutrition, managing your weight and creating an exercise plan.
  • Relieve back pain - Strengthen your spine and learn coping methods for back pain.
  • 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 toolOpens a new window 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.

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