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.

4 weeks ago

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies

You might be surprised to learn that even in developed countries like the United States malnutrition is a serious problem. It’s especially prevalent among senior citizens. In fact, one in three older adults who are admitted to the hospital are malnourished…

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4 weeks ago

It’s Ridiculous to Be This Tired After 60!

I bet you’ve heard this: “You’re tired? You’re just getting old. That’s normal as we age. Fortunately, you’re retired so you can rest as much as you want.” Hey! I didn’t spend my life working so that I could retire to rest! My retirement is my fun time! No fair!

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4 weeks ago

Just What the Doctor Ordered – How Women Over 60 Are at Highest Risk for Prescription Drug Addiction

Sally was noticing changes in her 73-year-old mother in-law Emily. As Sally became Emily’s primary caregiver, she noticed Emily seemed a great deal anxious most of the time. She’d also become more withdrawn. And, because Sally often ran errands for Emily…

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4 weeks ago

It’s Not Dementia! 5 Factors That Contribute to Forgetfulness

You have misplaced your car keys. It is the third time this week. Is this the beginning of dementia? Maybe. Maybe not. Many things in our lives run to the extreme. On the one extreme, memory loss and confusion were once considered a normal part of aging…

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1 month ago

Obesity Isn’t a Personal Failing – It’s a Classic Environmental Disease

I’ve had so many patients, friends and colleagues ask me this simple question: “Why, with the obesity epidemic running wild, are we so unsuccessful at finding solutions for it, and preventing it or solving it? Can it really be that it’s just our fault as humans…

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1 month ago

How Mammograms Look at the Older Breast… and New 3D Options

I was recently visiting with a friend who is the chief radiologist at a small hospital in New York. He is a gentle, thoughtful guy. As such, I was a bit taken aback when he proclaimed that he wished we could just throw mammography out…

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1 month ago

How to Put a Positive Spin on Life After Cancer

When I was diagnosed 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…

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1 month ago

What You Might Not Know About Diabetes Prevention

Of course, I said YES! when I was asked by the Wellness Director of our local YMCA if I might be interested in training to be a lifestyle coach for a new program they are going to offer. It’s one on Diabetes Prevention. Knowing that I have facilitated…

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2 months ago

How UTIs Can Increase Your Risk of Sepsis as You Age

Many women have experienced a UTI at least once in their lifetime and are familiar with associated symptoms and the traditional methods of treating them. However, because the immune system starts to weaken around age 30, the typical symptoms…

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2 months ago

Seniors Could See the Biggest Benefits from Metabolic Surgery

A pair of recent published studies examined the benefits of weight loss surgery among different age groups. The results are surprising to some, in that the most measurable benefits, including a clear gain in life expectancy…

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