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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.

Recalling My Experience During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
2 days ago

Recalling My Experience During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is like staring down a huge, dark hole that you must jump into. You don’t know how far down you’ll drop or what awaits you when you get there. All you know is that it’s dark and, possibly, bottomless…
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Depression Awareness Month: Mental Health Resources Covered by Medicare
1 week ago

Depression Awareness Month: Mental Health Resources Covered by Medicare

October is Depression Awareness Month, depression being a serious mental health disorder that is plaguing Americans now more than ever due to the pandemic. In June, 31% of U.S. adults reported struggling with symptoms…
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5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death
3 weeks ago

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death

Almost a million Americans – 920,000 to be exact – will have a heart attack in the next year. Worse, not all of them will have had any warning signs. Obviously, everyone’s health situation is different but I hope that the following…
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What You Should Know About Normal Aging of the Spine and Chronic Back Pain After 60
2 months ago

What You Should Know About Normal Aging of the Spine and Chronic Back Pain After 60

Are you one of the millions of people living with chronic back pain? Have you been told by a medical provider your pain is due to arthritis? Or there is nothing that can be done about your back pain? Cases of chronic back pain…
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5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia
2 months ago

5 Positive Lifestyle Changes That Improve the Stages of Dementia

Despite the current popularity of Covid, there are other diseases that must not be ignored. This includes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?
2 months ago

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?

You may ask, what is sarcopenia? Is it a disease, an insect, or food? Is it something we should fear? The answer is, “Yes and No.” Read More

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression
2 months ago

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression

For those of you who are fans of good chick movies, Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorites. The inimitable Kathy Bates has one of the best scenes in the entire film, when she slams her car into someone else’s and shouts “I have insurance!!!” Read More

4 Most Common Post Menopause Symptoms and What You Can Do to Control Them
2 months ago

4 Most Common Post Menopause Symptoms and What You Can Do to Control Them

Life post menopause should not be a time of suffering. Rather, it should be a time of wisdom, freedom, and reflection for self-growth.

If you find yourself ill at ease with your menopause journey, addressing food and lifestyle changes, alongside any other intervention you choose with the help of your doctor, can be of major benefit. Read More

Great Glute Exercises to Get You in Shape After Hip Replacement Surgery
3 months ago

Great Glute Exercises to Get You in Shape After Hip Replacement Surgery

My stomach hit rock bottom as the medical professional spoke with me after my total hip replacement.

He said, “When you received total hip replacement surgery, they took 40 percent of that muscle. The result is that your left buttock will not ever be as strong as it was, nor as firm as your right cheek.” Read More

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids
3 months ago

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids

Not many people know it (and now everyone will), but I occasionally wear hearing aids. Not for everyday use, but for when I am in a crowded situation where people have to talk and listen to each other. Read More