Health

Three surprising ways to help your heart

This month Senior Planet focuses on heart health for Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month.  Most people realize that healthy diet and exercise are important to lower the risk for heart attacks; but other ways to have a healthy heart might surprise you. Dental care and your heart Is there a link between healthy teeth…

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Ask Joan: Sex and ED

Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert@seniorplanet.org. A member writes: I’m 62, three years divorced, fit for a man my age,…

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Think you’re Heart Smart? Take our Quiz

Keeping your heart healthy, as we all know, is crucial especially as we get older. But how smart are you about your heart health? We cooked up this quiz with the help of Megan Kamath, MD, cardiologist at UCLA Health specializing in heart failure. Let’s see how smart you are. Just read the following statements,…

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A Healthier Mind and Body

As we grow older, our bodies constantly remind us that they need attention:  an ache here, a tightness there, something in the blood work, difficulty with a flight of stairs.  It’s easy to pay attention to our physical bodies, since with every pang  our bodies make their demands known.  But what about the non-physical aspects…

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New Years Resolutions for your Medicine Cabinet

While the end of the year brings many people’s attention to reflecting on the year that was as well as the holidays, it also provides an opportunity to take inventory of your prescription medications. Are there drugs in your medicine cabinet you aren’t using anymore? What about ones that are expired? Are you storing them…

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To CBD or not to CBD

It’s that time of year—shopping for holiday gifts for family and friends and hostess gifts for people you may be visiting. What to get? What to get? One single trend—the CBD craze—may help you reduce your own stress and check off most people on your list—especially if your gift recipients need to sleep better, be…

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Need a favor Post-Op?

Whether you need a colonoscopy, an eye operation, a hip or a knee replacement, or back surgery, there’s usually one common denominator: you need a ride home, because the anesthesia has to wear off. And you may also need some at-home help to recover. If you’re married or co-habitating, your partner typically gets the chauffeuring…

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