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About Joy Stephenson-Laws

Joy Stephenson-Laws is the founder of Proactive Health Labs http://www.phlabs.org, a national non-profit health information company that provides education and tools needed to achieve optimal health. Her most recent book is Minerals - The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, available through Amazon, iTunes and bookstores.
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Playing Games May Help Boomer Women to Avoid Depression
1 week ago

Playing Games May Help Boomer Women to Avoid Depression

Perhaps one benefit of being a boomer is longevity! We tend to live longer and healthier lives than our grandparents, and in many cases even our parents, did…
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How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse
2 months ago

How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

It’s time to talk about something that may make many of us very uncomfortable. In fact, we may become so uncomfortable that we may rather ignore – or at least minimize – the issue. I am talking about elder abuse…
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What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!
2 months ago

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!

As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels. Read More

The Importance of Vitamin C for Older Women… and a Few Problem Signs
3 months ago

The Importance of Vitamin C for Older Women… and a Few Problem Signs

For the longest time, I used to associate vitamin C deficiency with scurvy. Maybe this was from watching too many pirate movies when I was younger or my interest in maritime history that came from growing up on an island. For whatever reason, whenever I heard about not getting enough vitamin C in my diet, I immediately conjured up visions of toothless pirates in the 18th Century. Read More

Need Another Reason to Avoid Excess Weight? How About Keeping Your Brain Healthy?
3 months ago

Need Another Reason to Avoid Excess Weight? How About Keeping Your Brain Healthy?

Many of us boomer women are aware that carrying around excess weight puts us at increased risk for diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, joint damage and falls…
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Think Twice about Trying a “Fish Pedicure” on Your Next Mid-Life Vacation
4 months ago

Think Twice about Trying a “Fish Pedicure” on Your Next Mid-Life Vacation

For me, a big part about going on vacation is having the opportunity to try new things that I probably would never try, nor would have access to, at home. So, I was more than a little intrigued when a friend told me she had a “fish pedicure”…
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How to Boost Your Memory with Simple Lifestyle Changes
4 months ago

How to Boost Your Memory with Simple Lifestyle Changes

I think I can speak for most of us boomers when I say that one of the more frustrating things about getting older is experiencing what we affectionately call “senior moments.” Read More

Want to Improve Your Health Past 60? Take a Cruise!
5 months ago

Want to Improve Your Health Past 60? Take a Cruise!

Did you just do a double take after reading this title? If you did, it would be totally understandable. After all, when you hear “cruise,” you probably think of endless buffets, dozing under the sun…
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It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy
6 months ago

It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy

Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet. Read More

Boomers and Bongs – How Safe Is Medical Marijuana for Older Adults?
7 months ago

Boomers and Bongs – How Safe Is Medical Marijuana for Older Adults?

I read a tongue-in-cheek quip the other day that said, “Talk with your grandparents about marijuana – before somebody else does.” While this is clearly a clever play on the slogan from years gone by aimed at keeping kids off drugs…
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