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About Sherry Kahn

Sherry Kahn, MPH, is a health educator, author and marketing communications consultant. A former UCLA Medical Center principal editor and Reuters medical journalist, Sherry’s career has taken her into all areas of the U.S. health system. Her most recent book is Surviving the U.S. Health System: Insurance, Providers, Well Care, Sick Care. She has presented at major conferences and made numerous media appearances, including on The View. Connect with Sherry at http://surviveushealthsystem.com and http://consultkahn.com.
Latest Posts | By Sherry Kahn
How to Save Money When Buying Organic Produce: The Dirty 12 and Clean 15
2 months ago

How to Save Money When Buying Organic Produce: The Dirty 12 and Clean 15

Most people pursuing a healthy lifestyle will choose organic produce whenever possible to avoid pesticides, shown by U.S. and international agencies to be associated with brain and nervous system toxicity, hormone disruption and cancer, as well as skin, eye and lung irritation. Read More

Turning 70 is a Reason to Celebrate – So, Love, Dance and Live!
4 months ago

Turning 70 is a Reason to Celebrate – So, Love, Dance and Live!

By  •  Lifestyle

Women in their 60s often say they feel invisible. In their 70s, they say they’re ghosts. In their 80s, they say they’re shadows of ghosts.

There’s no stopping the march of time or the limited visibility women experience in their later decades. But there’s no reason to reinforce that societal disservice by hiding.

That’s why I threw myself an astounding 70th birthday party. Here’s what I learned from turning 70. Read More

6 Natural Flu and Cold Remedies, Just in Time for Winter!
6 months ago

6 Natural Flu and Cold Remedies, Just in Time for Winter!

‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.

But it’s also the season for colds and flus.

The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts. Read More

How to Get the Best Deal on a Medicare Supplement Policy
8 months ago

How to Get the Best Deal on a Medicare Supplement Policy

If you are on Original Medicare, it pays only 80% of covered services. A Medicare Supplement Policy, Medigap, helps pay some of the costs Original Medicare doesn’t cover, such as deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Read More

Your Most Important Medicare Part D Questions Answered
9 months ago

Your Most Important Medicare Part D Questions Answered

Most Medicare Advantage Plans include prescription drug coverage. With Original Medicare, you need to enroll in a Part D plan to obtain drug coverage. Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment Period is Fast Approaching. Here’s What You Need to Know!
9 months ago

Medicare Open Enrollment Period is Fast Approaching. Here’s What You Need to Know!

It’s that time again for Medicare recipients who want to make changes in your Medicare health and drug plans for 2017. You can make changes only between October 15 and December 7. Read More

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?
10 months ago

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?

With menopause, women’s bones lose the protection of estrogen. The decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that occurs with aging is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is more severe. Read More

The Importance of Staying Hydrated for Healthy Aging
11 months ago

The Importance of Staying Hydrated for Healthy Aging

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled from my home in Santa Monica to my favorite desert spa in record 121° heat. At 10 pm, it was still 106°. During my three days there, I drank liquid continuously. I estimate 16-20, 8-ounce cups daily. During such severe heat, people become very sensitive to dehydration. Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About the New Nutrition Facts Label
1 year ago

4 Things You Need to Know About the New Nutrition Facts Label

Finally, the FDA is catching up with reality. By mid-2018, all packaged foods will be required to contain the updated nutrition facts labels. Read More

Can Healthy Fats Help You to Experience Healthy Aging?
1 year ago

Can Healthy Fats Help You to Experience Healthy Aging?

For decades, the conventional wisdom was that eating fat made us fat. As a result, food manufacturers went wild with refined carbohydrates and sugar, seeking to make low-fat foods more palatable. Now, it’s understood that it’s those foods that make us fat. Read More