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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.

6 Tips for Preventing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather
2 weeks ago

6 Tips for Preventing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather

While a cool brisk morning might signal an exciting change in seasons, for older adults who suffer from arthritis it can also lead to painful joint stiffness and inflammation. Why does colder weather seem to amplify aches and pains? Read More

8 Things That Can Cause Joint Pain After 50
3 months ago

8 Things That Can Cause Joint Pain After 50

There is a piece of folklore about a 90-year-old man named John. He went to his doctor complaining of an aching left knee. The doctor looked at him and wryly said, “You know, John, you are 90 years old.” Without missing a beat John replied, “I know I’m 90, doc, and both of my knees are 90, too, but only one of them hurts.” Read More

How to Interpret Risks and Benefits When Reading Health Studies
4 months ago

How to Interpret Risks and Benefits When Reading Health Studies

I could probably live to age 120 or so. Or at least I should, if the reports of many, many health studies could be taken at face value. Read More

How Mammograms Look at the Older Breast… and New 3D Options
4 months ago

How Mammograms Look at the Older Breast… and New 3D Options

I was recently visiting with a friend who is the chief radiologist at a small hospital in New York. He is a gentle, thoughtful guy. As such, I was a bit taken aback when he proclaimed that he wished we could just throw mammography out. Read More

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids
4 months ago

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids

Not many people know it (and now everyone will), but I occasionally wear hearing aids. Not for everyday use, but for when I am in a crowded situation where people have to talk and listen to each other. Read More

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself
4 months ago

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different. Read More

9 Ways to Save on Your Rx: Generic Drugs, RX Coupons and More!
4 months ago

9 Ways to Save on Your Rx: Generic Drugs, RX Coupons and More!

In the U.S., prescription drug prices continue their meteoric rise. The truly outrageous increases hit the national news outlets and some result in congressional hearings.

For example, Mylan, the maker of the life-saving EpiPen allergy-reaction injector, increased the price of its two-pack from $100 in 2009 to $608 in 2016. Read More

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life-Changing Illness
5 months ago

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life-Changing Illness

In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. Most of them are women. So far, there is no cure. Read More

Exploring the Natural Alternatives to HRT After Menopause
5 months ago

Exploring the Natural Alternatives to HRT After Menopause

Blessed are the women who soar through menopause unscathed. Not all of us, however, are so lucky. There are about 38 different symptoms attributable to menopause. Read More

How to Strengthen Your Immune System and Protect Yourself Against Sepsis
5 months ago

How to Strengthen Your Immune System and Protect Yourself Against Sepsis

I was both shocked and saddened when a friend’s mother recently passed after developing sepsis from a urinary tract infection – a common and treatable bacterial infection. Read More