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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.

5 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Need to Know
2 months ago

5 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Need to Know

Last night on Netflix I watched an episode of Frankie and Grace, a show about two older women played by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Read More

4 Rules for Safe Exercising with Osteoporosis
2 months 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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What You Should Know About Normal Aging of the Spine and Chronic Back Pain After 60
2 months ago

What You Should Know About Normal Aging of the Spine and Chronic Back Pain After 60

Are you one of the millions of people living with chronic back pain? Have you been told by a medical provider your pain is due to arthritis? Or there is nothing that can be done about your back pain?
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It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy
3 months 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

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life-Changing Illness
3 months ago

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life-Changing Illness

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. Most of them are women. So far, there is no cure. Read More

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia
3 months ago

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia

“I’m Losing My Mind”

When my mother began to lose her memory, she laughed about it. “Sometimes I feel like my brain is made of Swiss cheese,” she’d say, “and I keep putting my keys in one of the holes.” Read More

How a Cancer Diagnosis Requires Living in the Present, Looking Towards the Future and Facing the Past
3 months 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 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable
5 months ago

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable

I’ve noticed that a startling number of Baby Boomers I’ve known through the years have died from a chronic disease. It may be that I notice it more because I’ve friended them on Facebook. You get to know every detail about a person that way. Read More

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

Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease at 50 and Beyond
5 months 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. Read More