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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.

Hiding Depression from the World? Your “Smiling Depression” is Fixable (Video)
11 months ago

Hiding Depression from the World? Your “Smiling Depression” is Fixable (Video)

It always amazes me to hear how many women in the community are hiding depression from those they love. After all, depression is something that impacts most of us at some point in our lives.

It is certainly not something to be ashamed of. It is simply our brain’s response to the internal and external pressures pushing on it. Read More

Depression in Older Adults is Tough – Here’s How to Fight Back! (Video)
12 months ago

Depression in Older Adults is Tough – Here’s How to Fight Back! (Video)

Dealing with depression is complicated at any age. For starters, depression is not something that you can easily “will yourself out of.” It is caused by a complex combination of biological, social, financial and psychological factors. Read More

Surviving Breast Cancer – Learning to Be Flat and Fabulous
12 months ago

Surviving Breast Cancer – Learning to Be Flat and Fabulous

In October 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of sixty-nine. In a matter of hours, I was thrust headlong into a whirlwind of doctor appointments, consultations, biopsies, scans and x-rays. Through waves of gut-wrenching vulnerability, I felt my world closing in and choking the life right out of me. Read More

10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally
1 year ago

10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Are you among the one in three adults who have a high blood pressure? If so, taking your prescribed medication every day is vitally important for your long-term health. You probably don’t have any obvious symptoms, but this is one of the most important conditions your doctor will screen you for. Read More

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s
1 year ago

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s

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Living with anyone, whether it’s a spouse, parent, or friend is typically packed with challenges as we strive to coexist in harmony. But when that roommate is experiencing cognitive challenges from Alzheimer’s or another dementia, finding harmony can be even more challenging. Read More

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends
1 year ago

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends

On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.” Read More

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease
1 year ago

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory loss and its effects on a family are often misunderstood. Bringing clarity to the issue is vital to empowering you and those you care about to age well.

Here are 6 of the most common myths about memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

6 Tips to Help Ease Vaginal Dryness in the Menopause
1 year ago

6 Tips to Help Ease Vaginal Dryness in the Menopause

Why is it that, for many people, the subject of vaginal dryness in the menopause is considered a taboo topic?

There are a lot of articles on subjects such as “How to Overcome Hot Flushes” but very little information available on the subject of “What Vaginal Changes You May Experience in the Menopause.” Read More

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