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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 Simple Check Ups Women Can Perform at Home
4 weeks ago

4 Simple Check Ups Women Can Perform at Home

There has always been controversy surrounding self-exams and what benefit, if any, these may have in regards to a person’s health. It can be confusing to muddle through all of the data. Here is my take on the most important self-exams…
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EchoS: The No-Radiation Method to Determine Bone Density and Quality
4 weeks ago

EchoS: The No-Radiation Method to Determine Bone Density and Quality

How many times have you gone to get your bone density tested? If you have done it even once, you know that the procedure involves radiation. Although many clinicians remind us that the radiation levels for many tests are low, I do know that women across…
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Can You Still Enjoy or Play Music If You Suffer Hearing Loss?
1 month ago

Can You Still Enjoy or Play Music If You Suffer Hearing Loss?

Does a loss of hearing prevent you from listening to or playing a musical instrument? It’s a question I hear all the time. The answers can be quite surprising, but before we jump in too far, let’s examine the phenomenon of hearing loss…
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Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends
1 month ago

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends

On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.” A blob of blood had shocked me one Saturday morning…
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6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease
1 month ago

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory loss and its effects on a family are often misunderstood. Bringing clarity to the issue is vital to empowering you and those you care about to age well. Here are 6 of the most common myths about memory loss and Alzheimer’s…
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The Surprising Benefits of Good Posture for Your Mood and Your Bones
1 month ago

The Surprising Benefits of Good Posture for Your Mood and Your Bones

As children, we were often reminded of the importance of good posture. Our parents told us to sit up straight at the dinner table, and our teachers asked us to stop slouching at our desks. But, for many reasons, as we age our posture typically…
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Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease at 50 and Beyond
1 month ago

Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease at 50 and Beyond

Around the world, nearly seven million people die of coronary heart disease every year. And despite the continuing advancements in surgery, diagnostic techniques, and pharmaceutical interventions, that number keeps going up…
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I’m Over 55 – Should I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
2 months ago

I’m Over 55 – Should I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

At this stage, most of what we’re hearing is frustration about the slow pace of the vaccine rollout. But gradually, the effort is picking up steam, and we are moving toward delivering one to one and a half and possibly one day soon…
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Concerned About Osteoporosis After 60? Try These 4 Simple Tips for Building Hip Bone Density
2 months ago

Concerned About Osteoporosis After 60? Try These 4 Simple Tips for Building Hip Bone Density

Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the density and quality of bone is reduced. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 200 million women throughout the world…
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Have You Forgotten These Heart Healthy Foods?
2 months ago

Have You Forgotten These Heart Healthy Foods?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. The month of February is known as “Heart Health Month,” but we should practice the prevention of heart disease every month of our lives…
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