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Sherry Kahn, MPH, is a health educator, author and marketing communications consultant. A former UCLA Medical Center principal editor and Reuters medical journalist, Sherry’s career has taken her into all areas of the U.S. health system. Her most recent book is Surviving the U.S. Health System: Insurance, Providers, Well Care, Sick Care. She has presented at major conferences and made numerous media appearances, including on The View. Connect with Sherry at and

Latest Posts By Sherry Kahn

11 months 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. Approximately 200 million women…

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2 years ago

Can Healthy Fats Help You to Experience Healthy Aging?

For decades, the conventional wisdom was that eating fat made us fat. As a result, food manufacturers went wild with refined carbohydrates and sugar, seeking to make low-fat foods more palatable. Now, it’s understood that it’s those foods that make us fat…

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3 years ago

Healthy Aging and Fat Consumption: The Good, the Debatable and the Ugly

Are you confused about the amounts and kinds of fat you should include in your diet? You’re not alone! For decades, we have been advised to limit fats. But our bodies need certain types of fat throughout our lives…

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4 years ago

The Importance of Staying Hydrated for Healthy Aging

Did you know that as we get older, we are more prone to dehydration no matter the weather? I started to notice this during moderate hikes and exercise when I hit my mid-fifties. There are a couple of physiological reasons for this…

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4 years ago

6 Natural Flu and Cold Remedies, Just in Time for Winter!

‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.

But it’s also the season for colds and flus.

The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts. Read More

7 years 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

7 years ago

Turning 70 is a Reason to Celebrate – So, Love, Dance and Live!

Women in their 60s often say they feel invisible. In their 70s, they say they’re ghosts. In their 80s, they say they’re shadows of ghosts.

There’s no stopping the march of time or the limited visibility women experience in their later decades. But there’s no reason to reinforce that societal disservice by hiding.

That’s why I threw myself an astounding 70th birthday party. Here’s what I learned from turning 70. Read More

7 years ago

How to Get the Best Deal on a Medicare Supplement Policy

If you are on Original Medicare, it pays only 80% of covered services. A Medicare Supplement Policy, Medigap, helps pay some of the costs Original Medicare doesn’t cover, such as deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Read More

7 years ago

Your Most Important Medicare Part D Questions Answered

Most Medicare Advantage Plans include prescription drug coverage. With Original Medicare, you need to enroll in a Part D plan to obtain drug coverage. Read More

7 years ago

Medicare Open Enrollment Period is Fast Approaching. Here’s What You Need to Know!

It’s that time again for Medicare recipients who want to make changes in your Medicare health and drug plans for 2017. You can make changes only between October 15 and December 7. Read More