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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.

3 Tips for Managing Skin Tags as You Get a Little Older
3 years ago

3 Tips for Managing Skin Tags as You Get a Little Older

I’m not the only woman with Acrochordon. This is not wishful thinking. You probably do too. “What?’” you ask. Well, what if I called it skin tags? Ah, yes. Even if I didn’t know the prevalence of the strange–looking little things, I have had friends and acquaintances complain about them for years – and noticed them on many naked necks. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Medical Tourism
3 years ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Medical Tourism

Medical tourism involves leaving your home country to seek medical or dental care abroad. This is often done for cost reasons. Alternatively, some people simply want to combine their medical procedures with a well-deserved vacation. Read More

Hearing Loss: Common Symptoms and Solutions
3 years ago

Hearing Loss: Common Symptoms and Solutions

You’re a baby boomer. You’re part of the most active and outstanding generation this nation has ever seen. Now, you’re either headed into or are already in your 60s – and you aren’t slowing down. But amidst all this activity you may have noticed some signs of aging. Read More

How to Talk to Your Employer About Hearing Loss
3 years ago

How to Talk to Your Employer About Hearing Loss

Today’s job market is competitive. Because of this, we do our best to avoid showing any signs of vulnerability or weakness. Though hearing loss is a sign of neither, employees can be afraid to talk to their bosses or even their co-workers about it, but shouldn’t be. Let’s look at the facts. Read More

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death
3 years ago

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death

I have just returned from visiting my family out of town. We celebrated my aunt and uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary. What an amazing milestone and achievement!

This event got me thinking about family, longevity and the future. After all, almost a million Americans – 920,000 to be exact – will have a heart attack in the next year. Worse, not all of them will have had any warning signs. Read More

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Passion and Purpose
3 years ago

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Passion and Purpose

Many women in the Sixty and Me community have dealt with cancer, particularly breast cancer. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time to pull all of our resources together and speak with one voice. Read More

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease
3 years ago

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease

I am a single woman, 68 years old and currently retired and living in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

In 2000, at age 53, I left my corporate job in South Texas and moved to Ras Al Khaimah in the north of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to teach Business at a local women’s college. I was tall, athletic, of normal weight and very flexible as I had practiced yoga daily for 25 years. Read More

Dealing with Post Menopause Symptoms Like Vaginal Dryness (Video)
3 years ago

Dealing with Post Menopause Symptoms Like Vaginal Dryness (Video)

Everyone knows that the symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and night sweats, impact many women in their 50s. It’s less common to talk about the hormonal and physical changes that take place in our bodies after menopause. In fact, strangely, this topic is a bit taboo. Read More

4 Most Common Post Menopause Symptoms and What You Can Do to Control Them
3 years ago

4 Most Common Post Menopause Symptoms and What You Can Do to Control Them

Life post menopause should not be a time of suffering. Rather, it should be a time of wisdom, freedom and reflection for self-growth. If you find yourself ill at ease with your menopause journey, addressing food and lifestyle changes, alongside any other intervention you choose with the help of your doctor, can be of major benefit. Here, I will focus mostly on post menopause. Read More

Fight Back Against Diabetes After 60 with These Small Lifestyle Changes
3 years ago

Fight Back Against Diabetes After 60 with These Small Lifestyle Changes

Many people over the age of 60 are living with diabetes. There is actually a worldwide epidemic of diabetes, primarily related to various lifestyle changes including obesity, and an increase in sedentary habits. According to the World Health Organization, total deaths from complications related to diabetes are expected to increase by more than 50 percent worldwide within the next 10 years, and by 80 percent in upper to middle income countries. Read More