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Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether you use the long-term care coverage or not. Lon...Read More

It’s Here! Plastic Bottle Shirts and Our Coffee in Bamboo – Just for Us!

Sounds crazy? People are fighting climate change with mind-boggling inventions, ground-breaking products, and cutting-edge research. In Climate of Hope, former NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg, and Carl Pope, former executive director of Sierra Club and leading environmentalist, wrote “each part of the problem of climate chang...Read More

Protect Our Skin with These 5 Ingredients

Don’t let the weather damage your skin health. A biochemist offers his thoughts on 5 protective ingredients to look for in your skin care products. It’s the perfect time to renew and recharge, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. “Now is the time to reverse harsh summer skin damage while readying your regimen for the cold, dry w...Read More

Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat?  One study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers reported how much phyto...Read More

A Sophisticated Guide to Drinking Tequila

A bottle of Siete Leguas Reposado Premium tequila at Chacala Beach For most people in the United States and Canada, Tequila is a very misunderstood drink. Images of college spring-break kids shooting shots, chanting “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!” and wet T-shirt contests, with a headache the next morning usually prevent sophistic...Read More

Are You Creating Loneliness in Your Future?

Empty park benches… waiting for YOU to fill them up!   I’m a little troubled. Twice now in the last year, two friends of almost 4 decades have confided in me that they no longer have an interest in making new friendships. The man said “It’s too much work” and the other, a woman, said she is “without enthusiasm or desire for it.” Couple t...Read More

Men vs Women: Savings for Financial Independence

Is the world financially stacked against women? Why do women lag in retirement savings as compared to men? Are women at a disadvantage for reasons too numerous to list? Is it sexism? Are females not good savers? Big spenders? Is it really true that women get paid less for the same work performed? Is the world financially stacked up against women? I...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

Back to the Future: Let’s Protest Like It’s 1964!

We protested for civil rights and peace. We challenged corruption and celebrated flower power. Our uniforms were peace signs, long hair, bell bottoms, and tie-dye. It worked! The world changed. Now we need to protest again, fighting a new enemy – climate change. Like Abbie Hoffman said, “the only way to support a revolution is to make your ow...Read More

Dry Mouth, Osteoporosis – 10 “Gotta See” Questions

Ever have a dry mouth? It could be a sign of osteoporosis. The journal Menopause published a study showing that women in menopause who have a dry mouth are at increased risk of low calcium and osteoporosis (brittle bones). First, doctors eliminated medical reasons for a dry mouth, such as: Medication (an antihistamine, diuretic or medicine for urin...Read More

8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More

Menopause? Perimenopause? 5 Tips to Keep That Weight Off!

It’s hard to lose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings led by a nutritioni...Read More

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