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Managing your health can take time and organisation but it's often the best way to age gracefully and independently. Preventative health checks and quick action is often enough to keep minor ailments at bay, but dealing with more serious health conditions can be a challenge. YOURLifeChoices has up-to-date information, research and resources on the health conditions you may encounter as you reach your 50s, 60s 70s and older.

Healthy eating is a great start to your preventative regime. Learning more about nutrition is important and often losing weight is the best way to maximise your energy and help your heart health and resistance to Diabetes 2. Read on for specific information for womens health, mens health and mental health. If you have any questionsor queries, post them on the Health & Wellbeing section of our forum.

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Health Checks

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A blood test could soon predict your chances of dying in the next five years.

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Glaucoma is best treated when detected early, but just what is involved?

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Your family genetics

Medical conditions are often passed down through families.

What should you tell your family?

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These five natural pain relievers have been used throughout the centuries to alleviate pain.

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How do you know what is worry or anxiety, and when it is a problem?

Do you worry too much?

Prevention

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Medical conditions are often passed down through families.

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Fat on the inside

Even skinny people can be obese on the inside, by carrying fat around their internal organs.

How would you know?

Mental Health

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80 per cent of dementia patients living in aged care are restrained with psychotropic drugs.

Is this acceptable?

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Find out what stress is, how to recognise it and different ways to reduce stress.

Learn to manage stress

Ten early signs of dementia

Knowing the warning signs will help you get the timely support you need.

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Men's Health

Wake up call on sleep apnoea

Each night, thousands of Australians stop breathing.

What does your snoring really mean?

Can sleep prevent prostate cancer?

The suggestion that more sleep is beneficial to your health is not a new one.

Are you getting enough?

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Women's Health

Menopause and cervical cancer

Older women often mistakenly believe that their risk of cervical cancer is low

Are you at risk?

All about ovarian cancer

Learn the four key symptoms of ovarian cancer to keep yourself and your loved one safe.

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A new study has found that high blood pressure could be a more dangerous condition for women.

Why are women at risk?

Health & Ageing

Your family genetics

Medical conditions are often passed down through families.

What should you tell your family?

Ten early signs of dementia

Knowing the warning signs will help you get the timely support you need.

Read the facts

Osteoporosis for dummies

Learn about ‘the silent disease’ with this simple guide to osteoporosis.

How can you prevent it?

Health News

Affordable dental care?

A growing number of Australians are opting to travel overseas for a ‘dental tourism’ holiday.

Is it really safe?

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Which foods should you eat?

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A team of scientists may have found a way to treat Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance.

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Diseases

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Detecting and treating glaucoma

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Health Insurance

Is your health covered overseas?

There's plenty of information out there about health insurance for those travelling to, or visiting Australia.

Are you covered?

No two eyes the same

Vision is a health issue which often declines with age, which is why it's so important for older adults to have frequent eye exams.

Keep your eyes healthy

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Many patients are skipping important dental appointments because they can be so costly.

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