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Health Recommendations for Women in Their 50s

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Your 50s are a time to celebrate life’s meaningful milestones and focus more on yourself now that your reproductive years are in the past. The hot flashes and mood swings that come with menopause may try your patience, but Atlantic Health System Women’s Health can help you through it. We recommend the following tips to keep you well and defy your age.

Find a Doctor

If you haven’t already, it’s time to form a relationship with a primary care physician, in addition to your gynecologist. This partnership is critical to your health now and in the years to come.


You may also want to ask your doctor about screenings and vaccinations appropriate for adult women of any age. These include:

  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Varicella vaccine (chicken pox)
  • Measles mumps and rubella vaccine
  • Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus)
  • Bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
  • Diabetes screening

Lifestyle Changes

These recommendations are intended as a guide for women in their 40s who are of general good health to discuss with their physician.