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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 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver
2 months ago

4 Tips for Successful Medication Management as a Family Caregiver

By  •  Caregiving

A few years ago, my father-in-law experienced a major medical crisis and as a result he was hospitalized. He was in intensive care for a time but eventually gained enough strength so that he was able to return home…
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Is Your Heart Healthy? Check Your Heart Valves!
2 months ago

Is Your Heart Healthy? Check Your Heart Valves!

February is Heart Month, which I never thought would concern me much. I already had a month – October, Breast Cancer Month. I’d had breast cancer in 2002 at age 48, so I thought that earned me a free health pass. And it did for a while…
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6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age
2 months ago

6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” Our eyes and the vision that comes with them are a precious gift…
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Vaccines Can’t Do It Alone – How to Help Them Protect Our Health
2 months ago

Vaccines Can’t Do It Alone – How to Help Them Protect Our Health

There is really positive and exciting news these days about the expanding availability of a variety of vaccines designed to help protect us from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease. Many healthcare experts are saying…
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Should You Worry About Your Bone Density? Here’s How to Combat Thinning Bones
2 months ago

Should You Worry About Your Bone Density? Here’s How to Combat Thinning Bones

Thinning of the bones is inevitable for women after 60, right? For 10 years I was hovering in the osteopenia range, blond, blue-eyed, with Northern European heritage. I thought I had to just live with it, swallow my calcium…
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Understanding and Dealing with Frailty at Any Age
2 months ago

Understanding and Dealing with Frailty at Any Age

The number one reason seniors seek medical health care is frailty, which is a very general term. In this first article we’ll look at the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and one important symptom we should look out for…
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5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Job if You Have a Disability
3 months ago

5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Job if You Have a Disability

It would be nice if turning 60 meant more time to focus on home décor, dating, personal style, new and delicious recipes, investing opportunities, retirement, travel, or the latest makeup tips. But for many women, turning 60 means…
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Exploring the Natural Alternatives to HRT After Menopause
3 months ago

Exploring the Natural Alternatives to HRT After Menopause

Blessed are the women who soar through menopause unscathed. Not all of us, however, are so lucky. There are about 38 different symptoms attributable to menopause. We’ve all heard the complaints: suffering with embarrassing hot flashes, excess weight gain in the belly…
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Is Metabolic Surgery Safe for Seniors?
3 months ago

Is Metabolic Surgery Safe for Seniors?

You have undoubtedly heard of metabolic surgery, but it might be more familiar to you under another name: bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery. All three refer to the surgical procedures that have evolved over the last 75 years…
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How to Support a Person with Dementia When the Winter Weather Arrives
3 months ago

How to Support a Person with Dementia When the Winter Weather Arrives

This month as the New Year started, the temperatures dropped and we had the first sign of snow. I had a call from an old school friend whose mother is affected by dementia. Agnes doesn’t live with her mother Diana, but she worries about…
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