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.

1 month ago

Metabolic Surgery for Obesity Is No Quick Fix — It’s a Tool

Metabolic surgery is both the same and different in many ways from other medical treatments or surgical interventions. While it is true that as a surgical intervention it cures disease and prolongs life, it is also quite true that the outcomes…

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1 month ago

Dry Needling: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Dry needling is a relatively new treatment method that is gaining in popularity. But what is it, and how does it work? This blog post will discuss the basics of dry needling and its benefits. The CDC reports that nearly 1 in 4 people…

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2 months ago

Bent Not Broken – How I Cope with Scoliosis

I was 14 when my parents and I sat in my pediatrician’s office and heard the news: I had scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, most often diagnosed in teenaged girls. Called idiopathic, this type of scoliosis has unknown origins…

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2 months ago

Can Tinnitus Be Cured?

As someone who has studied the brain for over 20 years, I’m happy to give you the most straightforward answer I can to the question, “Can tinnitus be cured?” The answer is a resounding… MAYBE! I know you want to hear me say yes! But what if I told you…

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2 months ago

Eight Months in My Cancer Journey

Cancer. Not a diagnosis anyone wants to hear. But many of us will hear it, if we live long enough. One source tells me that 25% of us will have cancer at some point in our lives. I was a month out from having a hip replaced when I was admitted to the hospital…

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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. My illness taught me so much, and I want to share…

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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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2 months ago

9 Foods that Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects millions of Americans. It is the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease. High blood pressure is defined as the systolic blood pressure (the top number) of 130 mm Hg…

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3 months ago

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

I grew up seeing some of my older relatives remove their ‘teeth’ before going to bed. Sometimes, they expressed discomfort with chewing or dentures that were either too tight or too loose. I decided early on in my life that I was not going to go down…

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3 months ago

5 Myths People Believe About Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest That Could Cost Them Their Life

When it comes to heart health, we often think that we know the basics. But here are 5 myths that will prove this wrong. You might be surprised to find that most people don’t know they are having a heart attack at the time. We all know the Hollywood…

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