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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.

When Injury Strikes After 60, Will You Give Up or Get Going?
2 months ago

When Injury Strikes After 60, Will You Give Up or Get Going?

My knee hurts. I don’t know what awkward dance move I made to stress the darn thing, but the bottom line is – it hurts. As I tape it up before going to sleep, I grumble about it, which, of course, does no good whatsoever…
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How to Overcome Boomer Hearing Challenges in a Masked World
2 months ago

How to Overcome Boomer Hearing Challenges in a Masked World

Many baby boomers have some degree of hearing loss. In fact, by the time we reach age 70, about 70 percent of us will suffer a decline in our hearing acuity. And by 2030, some 50 million boomers are expected to have hearing loss…
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How to Prepare for Bunion Surgery
2 months ago

How to Prepare for Bunion Surgery

I’m writing this post because bunion problems are so much a part of the Sixty and Me set, and I’m about to have one corrected. Years of ill-fitting shoes and high heels have not been friends to our feet, and mine have come to the point…
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4 Unexpected Tips for Living Longer with Chronic Disease: I Want Trees, Please
3 months ago

4 Unexpected Tips for Living Longer with Chronic Disease: I Want Trees, Please

We all know that we are not going to live forever. But when we enter our 60s, the harsh reality of our own expiration date hits home. The good news is that if you are 67 years old and have no chronic diseases, you can expect to live…
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A Guide to Parkinson’s Disease
3 months ago

A Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

By  •  Aging

Parkinson’s Disease has been described (among other things) as a type of movement disorder because the part of the brain that coordinates movement is degenerating.  It progresses very slowly. Gradually …
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Best Blood Pressure Watches for Women Over 50
3 months ago

Best Blood Pressure Watches for Women Over 50

Most of us try to take excellent care of ourselves. We eat healthily, get enough sleep, move regularly, and stay socially active. These are all things that are recommended for a fit mind and body. However, some factors can creep up…
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Common Vision Issues
3 months ago

Common Vision Issues

By  •  Aging

We all want to maintain the best vision we can. Most of us couldn’t imagine everyday life without our vision, which is why it might be alarming to some when …
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Here’s Why Most Doctors Don’t Know About the Best Treatment for Incontinence
3 months ago

Here’s Why Most Doctors Don’t Know About the Best Treatment for Incontinence

If you have tried to discuss any form of incontinence with your doctors and received mostly blank stares in return, you are not alone. Over the past 20 years, I have come to realize that the treatment of bowel and bladder control problems…
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Recalling My Experience During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
3 months 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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Understanding and Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease
3 months ago

Understanding and Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease

By  •  Aging

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that destroys a person’s intellectual and cognitive abilities and robs them of their memories.  As this disease progresses nerve cells in the …
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