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.

5 years ago

How to Strengthen Your Immune System and Protect Yourself Against Sepsis

I was both shocked and saddened when a friend’s mother recently passed after developing sepsis from a urinary tract infection – a common and treatable bacterial infection. Read More

5 years ago

Stayin’ Alive: How Music May Influence Your Medical Treatment

When John Travolta first came strutting down a New York Street 40 years ago in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, the film that helped lunch the international disco craze, you can be sure his movements started a lot of female hearts pounding rapidly. Read More

5 years ago

Over 50? Maybe it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tooth Brushing Technique!

You’ve done it every day of your life, but when is the last time you thought about your tooth brushing routine?

Are you still following the brushing instructions you were given for cleaning a youthful mouth some 30 or even 60 years ago? Read More

5 years ago

Positive Post Surgery Care: 5 Tips for Surviving and Thriving After Your Treatment

When I woke from surgery for breast cancer there was a painting of a dragonfly on the ceiling above my bed. One ritual I developed to help myself prepare for surgery was to walk on the beach daily. Read More

6 years ago

3 Myths About Eye Health for Women Over 60

This post is sponsored by Alcon.

For most of my life, I took my body for granted. As a young woman, when I ate a piece of cheesecake, my metabolism devoured it with a fiery determination. When I exercised on January 1st, my overindulgence on New Year’s Eve was a distant memory. All of my senses were assumptions and my memories were set in stone. Read More

6 years ago

How to Overcome Your Fear of Developing Alzheimer’s

When it comes to aging, while concerns about sagging skin, baggy eyes and low energy might preoccupy your thoughts, they can seem superficial when it comes to fears of developing Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline, losing your memory and developing dementia. Read More

6 years ago

Taking Antibiotics? Be Sure to Protect your Digestive System!

Antibiotic use in the United States is among the highest in the world. In fact, this class of drugs is prescribed to four out of five Americans every year. They are an effective treatment and prevention for a variety of bacterial infections ranging from pneumonia to UTIs. And most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. Read More

6 years ago

How to Recover from an Emergency Surgery and Get Back to Your Life

I moved a few towns over in late March and got a call from a former neighbor today. She called to apologize for taking so long to call me. She had good reason. Read More

6 years ago

Hip Hip Hooray! How to Get Through a Hip Replacement with Grace and Positivity

My hip hurt for years; I started limping. But I lived with the pain because I didn’t want to pay attention to it when there were so many more interesting things to do! When friends suggested hip replacement, I recoiled. Hip replacement was a dirty word in my life…

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6 years ago

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis

The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help.  Read More