Many senior citizens worry about the effect that the health care reform may have on them. Seniors use the health care system more than younger people and those living on fixed incomes may have little ability in their budgets to help if their health costs rise. Continue reading
The hula hoop is back or maybe it never left. People are flocking to the old toy in an effort to exercise rather than play. Continue reading
Your body has various dietary needs depending on your age. Getting the proper dietary recommendations for daily intake can mean the difference between feeling sluggish and temperamental to feeling vivacious and ready to meet any challenge that comes your way. Little adjustments in your vitamin, mineral, protein, and carbohydrate intake can help your mind and your body function at optimum efficiency. Below are the various life stages and corresponding nutritional needs from infancy to full maturity. Continue reading
I made my initial inquiry about a surgical procedure abroad, I did so not knowing if my insurance would cover the cost, and even so, how much of the costs would be covered. As it turns out, I did have sufficient coverage so that in this instance, I won’t need an alternative.
Having said that, I am 68 years old, in reasonably good health, and my wife is also 68, and is a two time survivor of breast cancer, stage 3 (12 years ago). The reason I bring this up is that with the recent US re-election of Obama, the law of the land is now Obamacare, and with it a $500,000,000,000 reduction in Medicare benefits for seniors. Continue reading
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common problem in seniors, affecting at least half of all women over 50. While that may sound rather ominous, the good news is that most women who develop POP will not have severe symptoms. Many will have no symptoms at all, and most others will have mild to moderate symptoms that can be managed or improved with non-invasive therapies. However, for a small number, Continue reading
May is “Older Americans Month,” however, the group known as the Baby Boomer generation is handling health issues and feeling younger than ever. Why? They are living longer and leading more active lifestyles than previous generations. Thanks to medical advancements and increased prevention know-how, baby boomers are movin’ and groovin’! Continue reading