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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.

Confessions of a Woman Who Secretly Wears Hearing Aids
15 hours 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

The Best Medical Alert Bracelets for Women
1 week ago

The Best Medical Alert Bracelets for Women

Medical alert bracelets can be lifesavers. Time and time again they have helped transmit vital information when the wearer is unable to communicate efficiently. Health professionals are trained to look for a bracelet…
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5 Common Questions That a Geriatrician Is Asked About Dementia
1 week ago

5 Common Questions That a Geriatrician Is Asked About Dementia

Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in the world. It is now incredibly rare to find someone whose life has not been touched by this disease, whether it is a parent, friend, sibling, or spouse. Read More

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana or CBD Products? No – But There Are Some Options!
2 weeks ago

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana or CBD Products? No – But There Are Some Options!

As of March 2020, 33 states have legalized comprehensive, publicly available medical marijuana or cannabis programs and 13 have approved use of “low THC, high cannabidiol (CBD)” products for medical reasons…
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Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself
4 weeks ago

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different. Read More

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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Love at First Touch – Massaging Pain Away with the Hendrickson Method
2 months ago

Love at First Touch – Massaging Pain Away with the Hendrickson Method

I never expected a simple trip to buy vegetables to change my life, but it did. I met Maria at the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market where she was offering five-minute massages. My body hurt that day, as it always did. Figuring I had nothing to lose…
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10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life-Changing Illness
2 months ago

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life-Changing Illness

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. Most of them are women. So far, there is no cure. Read More

5 Surprising Ways to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor, Especially After 50
2 months ago

5 Surprising Ways to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor, Especially After 50

I loved my biology classes in middle and high school. And, while I devoured lectures on the heart, lungs, and intestines, we must have skipped the pelvic floor chapter. Did you, too? Turns out, it’s pretty essential, especially to make sure you pee…
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Osteoporosis and Bone Density – What You Need to Know and How to Exercise
2 months ago

Osteoporosis and Bone Density – What You Need to Know and How to Exercise

There is a ton of information out there concerning osteoporosis and bone density, but many of us aren’t exactly familiar with these terms. So, let’s start with some basic definitions…
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