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Health Recommendations for Women in Their 50s

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Your 50s are Fantastic 

You’re at the top of your game professionally, and you’re celebrating many meaningful milestones with your family and in your personal life. If you have kids, they’re likely more independent now, leaving you more time to focus on yourself again. Atlantic Health System Women’s Health is here to help you make your health a priority in your 50s.

Find a Doctor

If you have not already, there’s still time to form a real relationship with a primary care physician in addition to your gynecologist. This partnership is critical to your health in this decade and the ones 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

Perhaps you have a little more time for yourself this decade. We have the following thoughts on how to spend it:


These recommendations are intended as a guide for women in their 50s who are of general good health to discuss with their physician.

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.