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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.

I’m Over 55 – Should I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
2 days ago

I’m Over 55 – Should I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

At this stage, most of what we’re hearing is frustration about the slow pace of the vaccine rollout. But gradually, the effort is picking up steam, and we are moving toward delivering one to one and a half and possibly one day soon…
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Concerned About Osteoporosis After 60? Try These 4 Simple Tips for Building Hip Bone Density
2 days ago

Concerned About Osteoporosis After 60? Try These 4 Simple Tips for Building Hip Bone Density

Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the density and quality of bone is reduced. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 200 million women throughout the world…
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Have You Forgotten These Heart Healthy Foods?
3 days ago

Have You Forgotten These Heart Healthy Foods?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. The month of February is known as “Heart Health Month,” but we should practice the prevention of heart disease every month of our lives…
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4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver
1 week ago

4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver

By  •  Caregiving

A few years ago, my father-in-law experienced a major medical crisis and as a result he was hospitalized. He was in intensive care for a time but eventually gained enough strength so that he was able to return home…
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Is Your Heart Healthy? Check Your Heart Valves!
1 week ago

Is Your Heart Healthy? Check Your Heart Valves!

February is Heart Month, which I never thought would concern me much. I already had a month – October, Breast Cancer Month. I’d had breast cancer in 2002 at age 48, so I thought that earned me a free health pass. And it did for a while…
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6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age
1 week ago

6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” Our eyes and the vision that comes with them are a precious gift…
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Vaccines Can’t Do It Alone – How to Help Them Protect Our Health
2 weeks ago

Vaccines Can’t Do It Alone – How to Help Them Protect Our Health

There is really positive and exciting news these days about the expanding availability of a variety of vaccines designed to help protect us from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease. Many healthcare experts are saying…
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Should You Worry About Your Bone Density? Here’s How to Combat Thinning Bones
2 weeks ago

Should You Worry About Your Bone Density? Here’s How to Combat Thinning Bones

Thinning of the bones is inevitable for women after 60, right? For 10 years I was hovering in the osteopenia range, blond, blue-eyed, with Northern European heritage. I thought I had to just live with it, swallow my calcium…
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Understanding and Dealing with Frailty at Any Age
3 weeks ago

Understanding and Dealing with Frailty at Any Age

The number one reason seniors seek medical health care is frailty, which is a very general term. In this first article we’ll look at the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and one important symptom we should look out for…
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5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Job if You Have a Disability
4 weeks ago

5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Job if You Have a Disability

It would be nice if turning 60 meant more time to focus on home décor, dating, personal style, new and delicious recipes, investing opportunities, retirement, travel, or the latest makeup tips. But for many women, turning 60 means…
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