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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.

4 Powerful Ways to Control Blood Pressure Naturally
2 weeks ago

4 Powerful Ways to Control Blood Pressure Naturally

If you have high blood pressure, you’re not alone. In fact, using the new definition of high blood pressure – 130/80 mmHg or greater, on average, as measured at rest on two separate occasions – one out of every two American adults is affected…
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10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50
3 weeks ago

10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50

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. Following a heart-friendly diet and lifestyle can reduce your future risk of a heart attack whether or not you have already experienced one. Ask yourself these 10 questions to see if you need to take action…
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10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (#6 is SO Tasty!)
3 weeks ago

10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (#6 is SO Tasty!)

Are you among the one in three adults who have a high blood pressure? If so, taking your prescribed medication every day is vitally important for your long-term health. You probably don’t have any obvious symptoms, but this is one of the most important conditions your doctor will screen you for. Read More

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable
4 weeks ago

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable

I’ve noticed that a startling number of Baby Boomers I’ve known through the years have died from a chronic disease. It may be that I notice it more because I’ve friended them on Facebook. You get to know every detail about a person that way. Read More

Your Life Seems Perfect – But Could You Be Hiding from Depression?
1 month ago

Your Life Seems Perfect – But Could You Be Hiding from Depression?

Therapy at 60 can seem a bit daunting. There’s a lot of life to talk about. Yet I’ve seen many older people delve into emotional struggles quite successfully. Yet therapy might not seem needed to someone…
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Health Insurance Riddle: When is an Emergency Not an Emergency? The Answer Could Cost You $1000s!
1 month ago

Health Insurance Riddle: When is an Emergency Not an Emergency? The Answer Could Cost You $1000s!

Imagine the following scenario. You’ve just finished dinner and now you are playing on the floor with your two grandkids. As you play, you start a feel a pain in your chest. Read More

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now
1 month ago

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now

I’ve thought long and hard about writing this post. I figure some things are best kept private – in an era where it is the norm to over-share personal information, I have always believed that you have the right to maintain some privacy. Read More

Attention Women Over 60! Don’t Ignore These 5 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack
2 months ago

Attention Women Over 60! Don’t Ignore These 5 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

On a beautiful fall morning in late October 2002, I was planting Iris bulbs along the waterfront of our home in the Northern Neck of VA. I felt a bit more tired than I thought was reasonable and noted that I was sweating more than normal, so I sat down and lit up a cigarette. Read More

Medicare Made Simple: 2 Tips That Can Save You from Going Blindly into Medicare After 60
2 months ago

Medicare Made Simple: 2 Tips That Can Save You from Going Blindly into Medicare After 60

Mrs. Smith calls, and during the course of our conversation conveys her goals related to her new Medicare health insurance: (1) to retain control over choosing her own doctors…

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16 Danger Signs for Seniors to Be Aware of This National Suicide Prevention Month
3 months ago

16 Danger Signs for Seniors to Be Aware of This National Suicide Prevention Month

By  •  Mindset

Chances are that during the course of your lifetime, or maybe more so in your 50s and 60s, you’ve known people who’ve said that they wanted to end their lives. Perhaps they were victims of trauma or were dealing with physical…
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