Health and Fitness

John Oliver Calls for Protection of Aging Boomers from Financial Schemes

There are two major takeaways from the latest main segment on Last Week Tonight: 1) Regardless of your age, it’s important to plan for the care you’ll need in old age and 2) hippos are godless killing machines (though more on that second thing later).

9 tips to protect your skin from sun damage

It’s never too late to get smart about protecting your skin, especially as the summer is coming. After all, sunshine is considered the single biggest cause of visible aging. While it is true that the sun can do a lot of good for your skin, .especially when it comes to stimulating the body’s production of vitamin D, and enhancing feeling...Read More

7 Common Meds That’ll Up Your Risk of Breaking Your Bones!

Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk of a bone fracture. It’s information you should know.  Why?...Read More

6 Ways To Boost Your Memory

Forgetfulness, disorientation, language issues and decision-making problems. These are all signs of memory loss and dementia. While everyone forgets things sometimes, it can be scary to experience it in yourself or a loved one. It’s not yet possible to fully prevent memory loss, but there are certain things you can do to improve your memory. Here a...Read More

When We Lose Our Parent(s) – Here’s 7 Tips for Coping

There is no easy way to deal with the loss of a parent. They’ve literally know us our whole lives and for most of us, they provided unconditional love. Unfortunately, it’s part of the life cycle most of us have to deal with. I know when my dad died, it was a huge loss. Recently, a colleague of mine lost her father and asked me if I had any advice f...Read More

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

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