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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.

The 5 Secret Messages of Foot Pain After 60
3 months ago

The 5 Secret Messages of Foot Pain After 60

Feel like your dogs are barkin’ at you more and more as you get older? You’re not alone. Almost 90% of older adults report experiencing some type of foot pain according to the International Council on Active Aging. Read More

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs
3 months ago

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not an ideal topic for conversation. They are a painful nuisance that accounts for 8.1 million people visiting their primary care physician each year.

However, the severity of symptoms that can occur in an older adult makes it a necessary conversation topic. Read More

The Surprising Relationship Between Dementia and Faith Communities
4 months ago

The Surprising Relationship Between Dementia and Faith Communities

Nearly everyone knows someone affected by dementia. I’ve been exploring how faith communities can give practical support to people affected. Religious books such as the Bible and the Quran emphasise the importance of caring for the sick, the old, the frail and our parents. But people are not sure how to do that. Read More

What Every Baby Boomer Needs to Know About Hypertension
4 months ago

What Every Baby Boomer Needs to Know About Hypertension

I lost my mom at a relatively young age to complications from high blood pressure, or hypertension. Read More

How to Create a Luxury Hospital Survival Kit
5 months ago

How to Create a Luxury Hospital Survival Kit

No one likes being in the hospital. So why not make it as pleasant as possible?

Once you are out of danger and/or surgery, and in the recovery phase, there are ways to make your stay more comfortable and stress free, and even include some luxurious touches. Read More

Life After Cancer: Moving Forward with Positivity and Strength
6 months ago

Life After Cancer: Moving Forward with Positivity and Strength

Sadly, it is all too common today to know someone who has been touched by cancer. It may even have touched you. Discovering cancer may come from the presence of symptoms, or it may be an unexpected outcome of a routine examination. Read More

5 Tips for Preparing for Surgery or Another Serious Treatment
6 months ago

5 Tips for Preparing for Surgery or Another Serious Treatment

Waiting for surgery or another serious treatment is a scary time, especially when the outcome is uncertain.

It can feel very out of control. It can also be the perfect time to begin some new habits of self-care. This article is about how to make the best of the waiting time and to regain some of your sense of control. Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis
6 months ago

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis

The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help.  Read More

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit
7 months ago

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit

I’ve been on both sides of the exam table, as a patient and as a nurse in a busy internal medicine practice. I’d like to share some tips on how to prepare for a visit with your doctor. Read More

Adult ADHD: A “Dirty Little Secret” or “Sigh of Relief?” 
8 months ago

Adult ADHD: A “Dirty Little Secret” or “Sigh of Relief?” 

Publicly, “Barbara” is the picture of success. She’s well educated, has worked in some top tier jobs and has a joie de vivre that everyone admires. Behind closed doors, however, she hides an uncomfortable truth known only to her closest friends and family: she can’t stay organized.  Read More