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Health Recommendations for Women in Their 40s

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You're in Your 40s, and You're Fabulous

Atlantic Health System Women’s Health intends to keep you that way. It’s the decade to start paying attention to your body – it’s time to set goals to ensure that fabulous 40s feeling lasts for decades to come.

You have the experience and the confidence to tackle just about anything life throws your way, but you may be noticing some changes in your body. In this decade you may experience decreasing levels of estrogen and a menopause transition period known as perimenopause. We can help you navigate the ups and downs of this phase and keep you feeling great.

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.

Let's Talk About Prevention

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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

Get Moving, Stretch Out and Get Some Sleep

Time may seem to be the one thing you have least of this decade, but you’ll thank yourself later if you do some of the following:


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

We're here to help you navigate all your decades.

We're here to help you navigate all your decades. Call 1-800-247-9580 for a referral to a physician to discuss these recommendations.