Fatty plaque (shown here in yellow) blocks about 60 percent of this coronary artery's width. The increasing thickness of artery walls is just one factor that can increase vulnerability to a heart attack or stroke. Prof. P.M. Motta/G. Macchiarelli, S.A. Nottola/Science Source hide caption

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Possible Heart Benefits Of Taking Estrogen Get Another Look

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Menopause: A Gold Mine For Marketers, Fewer Payoffs For Women

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Hormones May Help Younger Women With Menopause Symptoms

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Depression and chronic pain are associated with dry-eye syndrome, a British study finds. And it's more likely as you age. Boris Lyubner/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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Hormones clearly influence a women's health, but figuring out how is a tricky business. Andrew Ostrovsky/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Once hailed as a feminine fountain of youth, then vilified, hormone replacement therapy may finally be finding its place as a short-term treatment for menopause symptoms. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cheers! Moderate drinking might slow age-related bone loss in women. /iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nightly Glass Of Wine May Protect Boomer Women's Bones

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