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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.

9 Ways to Save on Your Rx: Generic Drugs, RX Coupons and More!
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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

Stayin’ Alive: How Music May Influence Your Medical Treatment
10 months ago

Stayin’ Alive: How Music May Influence Your Medical Treatment

When John Travolta first came strutting down a New York Street 40 years ago in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, the film that helped lunch the international disco craze, you can be sure his movements started a lot of female hearts pounding rapidly. Read More

Over 50? Maybe it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tooth Brushing Technique!
10 months ago

Over 50? Maybe it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tooth Brushing Technique!

You’ve done it every day of your life, but when is the last time you thought about your tooth brushing routine?

Are you still following the brushing instructions you were given for cleaning a youthful mouth some 30 or even 60 years ago? Read More

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?
11 months ago

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?

My husband has memory loss. It is more advanced lately, so we finally went to see a neurologist. Read More

Positive Post Surgery Care: 5 Tips for Surviving and Thriving After Your Treatment
11 months ago

Positive Post Surgery Care: 5 Tips for Surviving and Thriving After Your Treatment

When I woke from surgery for breast cancer there was a painting of a dragonfly on the ceiling above my bed. One ritual I developed to help myself prepare for surgery was to walk on the beach daily. Read More

3 Myths About Eye Health for Women Over 60
11 months ago

3 Myths About Eye Health for Women Over 60

This post is sponsored by Alcon.

For most of my life, I took my body for granted. As a young woman, when I ate a piece of cheesecake, my metabolism devoured it with a fiery determination. When I exercised on January 1st, my overindulgence on New Year’s Eve was a distant memory. All of my senses were assumptions and my memories were set in stone. Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries
11 months ago

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries

I saw a startling statistic that alarmed me, and I think it will alarm you as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an older adult is treated for a fall in the Emergency Room every 11 seconds, and an elderly person dies from a fall every 19 minutes! Read More

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