Health

Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you get older is vital to enjoying your later years. YourLifeChoices understands this and we bring you up-to-date information, resources and relevant feature articles on the health checks you need, nutrition, managing pain, choosing health insurance, the ins and outs of grandparenting and which alternative medicines may give you the health boost you need. We also explain how aged care works, including residential aged care, aged care services delivery and health and ageing.

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Danger of loneliness labelled “a serious public health hazard”.

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My Health opt-out date extended

my health

My Health opt-out date extended

Health minister again bows to pressure on controversial medical records site.

Finally, good news about alcohol

Finally, good news about alcohol

Finally, good news about alcohol

Study suggests drinking can banish bad memories – for a time.

The health issue growing fastest

Finger prick

The health issue growing fastest

The ‘21st century epidemic’ afflicts another Australian every five minutes.

Do older Aussies get better care?

Do older Aussies get better care?

Do older Aussies get better care?

Older Australians more satisfied with visits to their GP than the younger generations.

Quick scan can spot dementia

neck scan

Quick scan can spot dementia

Ultrasound can predict onset 10 years before symptoms appear, say researchers.

What you told us makes you sick

What you told us makes you sick

What you told us makes you sick

You told us what medications you take and we reckon you are mostly a healthy ...

Your Health

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Seeking a natural, at-home teeth-whitening product? Do we have news for you.

The path to white

Slow death is killing me and Mum

An Advance Care Directive is vital to ensure this slow death is not your fate.

Helpless victims

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Research shows super-sensitive noses can be trained to detect illness

Nose knows best?

Wellbeing

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

Excess fat in your upper arm can be unsightly, but exercise can improve the situation.

Wings of glory

How hygienic is your tea towel?

You may want to pop your tea towel into the wash more often after reading this.

Cause for concern?

How your diet can dent your mood

Can we eat our way to mental health?

Mood foods revealed

Hearing

New hearing aid sweeping Australia

Australia’s latest hearing aid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. In fact, when it’s in your ear it’s essentially invisible.

Hear, hear

Top three hearing myths explained

To help you understand hearing loss, we’ve explored the most common misconceptions.

True or false?

Your hearing health explained

Diminished hearing can have a huge impact on your way of life and general wellbeing.

Read this free booklet

Health News

Major health issue can’t be ignored

Danger of loneliness labelled “a serious public health hazard”.

The way ahead

Finally, good news about alcohol

Study suggests drinking can banish bad memories – for a time.

Fruit flies to the fore

Do older Aussies get better care?

Older Australians more satisfied with visits to their GP than the younger generations.

GP satisfaction

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