Health and Fitness

Falls? Falls! Ugh! Here’s What Matters in Prevention…

You may think winter – with its snow and slippery ice – is the only time when the majority of falls occur.  Think again.  And as we and our loved ones age, falls loom large on the list of preventable injuries. So it’s time – right now – to think about how to prevent falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): ...Read More

Endometrial Ablation: A Solution to Heavy Menstration?

Heavy menstruation (heavy enough to require a tampon or pad change almost hourly) is an issue that affects many women at some point throughout their lives, whether the woman is 20 or is after 50. And, this is not uncommon as we approach menopause. There can be numerous causes for this, but doctors don’t often identify the problem, much less figure ...Read More

6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

Wouldn’t that be amazing if we could live a life without absolutely any regrets? The best we can do in life though is try not to do things we will inevitably regret later. Here are 6 regrets you do NOT want to have in your life: Holding on to a grudge Someone once said “”Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you de...Read More

6 Signs It’s Time To Ditch Your Doctor

Whether you visit your doctor once a month or just a few times a year, the relationship you have with your general practitioner can affect your health. Just like in any other relationship, if things aren’t working, it might be time to part ways. Here are six telltale signs that it’s time to change doctors: Your doctor doesn’t listen Much of health ...Read More

7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

5 Steps To Boost Your Fitness After 50

You’re never too old to make your health a priority. Many believe getting in shape takes long hours on the elliptical machine or dozens of laps in the pool. But did you know that a few simple changes can drastically improve your fitness? Take these five easy steps to get on the road to a healthier you Set reasonable goals If you struggle to walk a ...Read More

7 Tips to get the week off to a great start

It’s hard to believe how a few simple changes to our daily habits can impact our lives, and become a motivation for positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier this week. Sleep in a comfy and clean bed. According to several experts, a daily habit as simple as making your bed could lead to increased happi...Read More

Meet the 95-year-old model taking over the internet

Clearly age is nothing but a number for Ernestine Stollberg, the 95-year-old woman who has gone viral as an Instagram model for an Austrian fashion boutique.  Over the last months, she has gone viral and become an Instagram sensation, thanks to her regular appearances on @park_wien for Vienna concept shop Park not only because she is, in fact, 95 y...Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Sex After 50


Like red wine, certain things can get better with age. Don’t think that if you’re in the over-50 crowd, you have to settle for a less-than-fulfilling sex life. You can still enjoy sex, you just may have to put a little more planning into it than you did when you were younger.  Recent studies show that people maintain active sex lives well into thei...Read More

Medical Tourism – Our Top 10 Q & A’s

Because Billy and I live a lifestyle of travel, we often get readers asking us basic questions about medical tourism. Below we have the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. How do you know if this option will work for you? The following should help you decide. Q: I have heard the term “Medical Tourism,” but what exactly is it?...Read More

Menopause: How and When It Can Impact Sex Drive

It’s not surprising that both menopause and age can cause changes in sex drive. Have you noticed a change in yours? Worry and confusion about how menopause might impact sex is a pretty common concern for women, especially in midlife. A groundbreaking study in the April 2017, journal Menopause sheds some light on this important issue. Nearly 1400 wo...Read More

Top 7 Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

If you want to live a long and healthy life, right now, today, is the best time to protect your heart. Heart attack is the most common cause of death in women, and one of the most preventable causes. But many women don’t realize that women usually have different symptoms of a heart attack than men do. Sure, some women experience the crushing chest ...Read More

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