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Women's Health

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

Cancer 

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

Other health topics

  • Heart Health - Measure your heart health and risk factors and take steps to help keep your heart healthy.
  • Stroke - Assess your risk for having a stroke and take steps to stay healthy.
  • Depression - You don't have to struggle alone.
  • Menopause - Learn what to expect as you go through the change of life.  

Read about other common health topics for women.

Online Health and Wellness

You can access valuable health information online, anytime. For information on health conditions, healthy diet, exercise, medications, caregiving, and preventive health, visit AARP Health and WellnessOpens a new window. While you're there, try out such features as the symptom checker, pill finder, provider search, health assessments and more!

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.
  • 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.
  • 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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