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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 years ago

4 Rules for Safe Exercising with Osteoporosis

On the list of “fun things to do,” medical tests of any kind don’t usually make the top 10. Some, however, are notoriously worse than others. For example, I’d rather have my body cryogenically frozen…

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4 years ago

6 Natural Flu and Cold Remedies, Just in Time for Winter!

‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.

But it’s also the season for colds and flus.

The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts. Read More

4 years ago

How “Prehab” Can Help to Shorten Surgery Recovery Time

Are you facing surgery and wondering how long you’ll be laid up doing rehab? If so, now is a great time to get started on a ”prehab” program instead! Ask any athlete about the importance following a training program before every competition…

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4 years ago

Health Insurance Riddle: When is an Emergency Not an Emergency? The Answer Could Cost You $1000s!

Imagine the following scenario. You’ve just finished dinner and now you are playing on the floor with your two grandkids. As you play, you start a feel a pain in your chest. Read More

4 years ago

Attention Women Over 60! Don’t Ignore These 5 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

On a beautiful fall morning in late October 2002, I was planting Iris bulbs along the waterfront of our home in the Northern Neck of VA. I felt a bit more tired than I thought was reasonable and noted that I was sweating more than normal, so I sat down and lit up a cigarette. Read More

5 years ago

Older Adults and Hospital Stays: What We Need to Do for a Better Recovery

One of the most challenging issues we face as we age is recovering from various illnesses and surgeries. It seems that we tend to ignore the reality of the amount of time it may take us to fully (or mostly) recover from a medical episode…

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5 years ago

Does Sleep Apnea Trouble You in Your 60s? Self-Talk Can Give You the Empowerment You Seek

I was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. The sleep study test found I had lapses of breathing for at least 10 seconds about 35 times an hour. Shocking! Some of you probably have it too…

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5 years ago

It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy

Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet. Read More

5 years ago

How a Cancer Diagnosis Requires Living in the Present, Looking Towards the Future and Facing the Past

I have written three blog posts about cancer. The first was about the shock and adjustment in the first 10 weeks. The second was about making getting healthy the number one priority. The third was about the liberating feeling of going around bald. Now I feel ready to talk about the deeper effect of cancer. Read More

5 years ago

Functional Medicine: Have You Heard of the Secret Weapon Against Chronic Disease?

In a recent TedxChicago talk, Dr. Mark Hyman – an 11-time New York Times best-selling author and functional medicine expert – shared these statistics: Read More