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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.

10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50
2 years ago

10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50

You have more control over your heart health than you might think. In fact, researchers estimate that almost one in three heart attacks are linked with eating an unhealthy diet while an unhealthy lifestyle – smoking, not exercising, drinking too much alcohol – accounts for many of the others. Read More

Exploring the Powerful Benefits of Acupuncture for Seniors
2 years ago

Exploring the Powerful Benefits of Acupuncture for Seniors

If my wife had never scolded me on that Sunday, I probably never would have gone to my first acupuncture session. And if it weren’t for acupuncture, I’m certain I wouldn’t feel as good as I do today. Read More

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia
2 years ago

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia

There is huge media interest these days about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Every day it seems there is a newspaper headline talking about a supposed cure or a celebrity who has been affected. Research indicates that because we are more aware of it, we are more afraid of it. Read More

5 Ways Women Over 60 Can Maintain Healthy Joints and Overcome Arthritis
2 years ago

5 Ways Women Over 60 Can Maintain Healthy Joints and Overcome Arthritis

Maintaining healthy joints is so important to getting the most from life after 60. Unfortunately, few people escape joint aches and pains, however gracefully they age. Over 100 different types of arthritis can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, stiffness and restricted movement.  Read More

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?
2 years ago

Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?

With menopause, women’s bones lose the protection of estrogen. The decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that occurs with aging is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is more severe. Read More

6 Tips for Putting a Positive Spin on Life After Cancer
2 years ago

6 Tips for Putting a Positive Spin on Life After Cancer

When I was diagnosed two years ago with endometrial cancer, I felt my life closing in. Sometimes if I shut my eyes, I saw a black circle around me. The circle blocked out thoughts of everything but the cancer. My illness was all I could really focus on. Read More

Great Glute Exercises to Get You in Shape After Hip Replacement Surgery
2 years ago

Great Glute Exercises to Get You in Shape After Hip Replacement Surgery

My stomach hit rock bottom as the medical professional spoke with me after my total hip replacement.

He said, “When you received total hip replacement surgery, they took 40 percent of that muscle. The result is that your left buttock will not ever be as strong as it was, nor as firm as your right cheek.” Read More

Being Wanda: One Woman’s Story of Surviving and Thriving After an HIV Diagnosis
2 years ago

Being Wanda: One Woman’s Story of Surviving and Thriving After an HIV Diagnosis

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“When you’re going through menopause, and you’re a seasoned woman, and you’ve been through three really serious relationships and the last one you thought would be forever, and to wake up alone, and… it’s hard. It really took me a long time to get over that depression. You know, I covered it up with super-volunteerism.” – Wanda for Graying of AIDS Read More

4 Powerful Life Lessons from Older Adults Living with HIV
2 years ago

4 Powerful Life Lessons from Older Adults Living with HIV

Most women over 60 have faced their share of challenges. Some of us have lost a loved one. Others have survived a challenging relationship. Still others, like today’s guest on the Sixty and Me Show, Vickie Lynn, have faced a serious medical diagnosis.

In all of these cases, how we respond, physically, emotionally and spiritually can set the tone for the rest of our lives. We can choose to see each challenge as an end. Or, we can look for new beginnings. Vickie is a shining example of a woman who chose the second of these two paths. Read More

Choosing the Right Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Facing a Serious Diagnosis
2 years ago

Choosing the Right Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Facing a Serious Diagnosis

Shortly after my then-85-year-old mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor, my brother and I accompanied her to meetings with several specialists. We were trying to determine what, if any, treatment would make the most sense for her. Read More