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Medical Conditions

Nothing makes life after 60 harder than medical conditions. From post menopause symptoms and Alzheimer’s to hearing loss and mobility issues, we have answers to your questions.

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?
2 days ago

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?

According to a study by the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists, the average 60+ person in the United States fills upwards of 15 prescriptions a year. That leaps to 18 or more as we age. Read More

Bald, Bold, Brave and Beautiful – What Losing My Hair Meant During My Cancer Treatment
1 week ago

Bald, Bold, Brave and Beautiful – What Losing My Hair Meant During My Cancer Treatment

“You will probably lose your hair in about two weeks,” the nurse casually remarked. I was furiously taking notes in the chemo class. Read More

Steps You Can Take to Manage Hypertension and the Medicine You Need to Take
3 weeks 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 Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
3 weeks ago

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Have you noticed how many ads on television promote the use of products for bladder control problems? And do you realize that nearly all of these ads are directed at women, even though many men experience bladder leakage, too? Read More

13 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Arthritis
1 month ago

13 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Arthritis

Painful joints were traditionally treated with oral painkillers such as acetaminophen (paracetamol), ibuprofen or stronger anti-inflammatory drugs.

These are now discouraged following concerns that they may affect your liver and kidneys, as well as increasing your long-term risk of heart attack or stroke. Read More

My Cancer Journey: 10 Weeks in, Here’s What I’ve Learned
2 months ago

My Cancer Journey: 10 Weeks in, Here’s What I’ve Learned

Over the last few years, I’ve led the greatest life. Writing, making films, traveling, blogging and gardening. My husband and I have traveled to Europe, Alaska, Yellowstone, and often to our Nicaraguan jungle reserve. I mothered an orphaned monkey for two years and released her. Read More

Is Hearing Loss Making You Anxious?
2 months ago

Is Hearing Loss Making You Anxious?

Are you finding yourself skipping out on dinner invites or other social gatherings? Do you have a sense that others around you are often angry with you or ignoring you? If you answered yes, your anxiety may be related to hearing loss. Read More

6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age
2 months ago

6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” Our eyes and the vision that comes with them are a precious gift. We want to enjoy that gift for as many years as possible. Read More

Should You Worry About Your Bone Density? Here’s How to Combat Thinning Bones
2 months ago

Should You Worry About Your Bone Density? Here’s How to Combat Thinning Bones

Thinning of the bones is inevitable for women after 60, right? For 10 years I was hovering in the osteopenia range, blond, blue-eyed, with Northern European heritage. I thought I had to just live with it, swallow my calcium, eat my greens and keep exercising to combat the onslaught of aging. Read More

Is Dementia a Feminist Issue? This Author Says Yes and Offers Advice for Family Caregivers
3 months ago

Is Dementia a Feminist Issue? This Author Says Yes and Offers Advice for Family Caregivers

Women over 60 are living longer, healthier and better informed lives. In fact, for most of us, maintaining our good health is on our minds every day. Read More

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