According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women outlive men by six to eight years on average. Evidence indicates that this trend continues into old age. In fact, women represent the majority of persons 85 years of age and older.
A healthy woman is one who learns ways to prevent disease as well as care for a condition if one does arise. Learn more about your body and ways to keep it healthy including monitoring breast health and gynecological health, as well as heart health and mental health.
There are many different diseases and conditions affecting women that require the clinical care of a physician. Knowledge of a condition's symptoms, risk factors, prevention approaches, diagnostic tests/procedures, and available treatment options all help a woman make more informed healthcare choices.
One thing is sure, throughout their adult years, women's medical needs continually change.