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About Joy Stephenson-Laws

Joy Stephenson-Laws is the founder of Proactive Health Labs http://www.phlabs.org, a national non-profit health information company that provides education and tools needed to achieve optimal health. Her most recent book is Minerals - The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, available through Amazon, iTunes and bookstores.
Latest Posts | By Joy Stephenson-Laws
It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy
3 months ago

It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy

Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet. Read More

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!
4 months ago

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!

As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels. Read More

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!
4 months ago

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!

Contrary to what you may have heard, the amount of sleep you need as you get older doesn’t decrease. Boomers need about as much sleep – between seven and nine hours – as younger adults. Read More

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60
5 months ago

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60

I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension) because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks and strokes, are all very well known to me. Read More

Being a “Cougar” May Be Popular, but Is It Good for Your Health?
7 months ago

Being a “Cougar” May Be Popular, but Is It Good for Your Health?

Have you seen our article about rapper Curtis Jackson, more commonly known as 50 Cent, who has admitted to having a ‘thing’ for actress Helen Mirren, who, at 73, is 30 years his senior? Read More

Don’t Let Dehydration Ruin Your Summer Fun!
10 months ago

Don’t Let Dehydration Ruin Your Summer Fun!

For those of us living in the United States, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Warmer weather has arrived, the days are longer, the grandkids are out of school, the pools get uncovered, and cook-outs are the order of the day. Read More

Steps You Can Take to Manage Hypertension and the Medicine You Need to Take
12 months ago

Steps You Can Take to Manage Hypertension and the Medicine You Need to Take

My very first blog for Sixty and Me was published about a year ago, and it covered hypertension. Since then, there have been some important developments in how high blood pressure is defined and how it is treated.

That’s why I thought it fitting to revisit this important topic to help celebrate my first anniversary with the Sixty and Me community. Read More

Why Boomers May Need a BFF
1 year ago

Why Boomers May Need a BFF

Recently, I was listening to the radio in the car, and one of my favorite songs from my college days, Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” was playing.

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Isn’t it Time for Boomers to Ditch Their Bathroom Scales?
1 year ago

Isn’t it Time for Boomers to Ditch Their Bathroom Scales?

Bathroom scales might be one of the biggest enemies for Boomers. Yes, I had one of them in my bathroom, and I instinctively stepped on it at least once each week after a morning shower to see whether my holiday eating habits took a significant toll on my weight. Read More

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60
1 year ago

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60

As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and calcium levels. Read More