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.

Private health cover ‘still a mess’

Funds still a mess

Private health cover ‘still a mess’

Reforms take effect, but CHOICE is still critical of the system.

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Poor sleep costing us $66b per year

sleep problems

Poor sleep costing us $66b per year

Government-commissioned inquiry seeks Medicare rebate for sleep issues.

Natural cold remedies

Natural remedies to help fight off a cold

Natural cold remedies

Do you use any of these natural remedies that can help both prevent and fight ...

Cancer survival rates revealed

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Cancer survival rates revealed

Diagnosed cases rise, but survival rates for most cancers improve.

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure.

I love my son and grandies, but …

‘Help! My son wants to move back home with his kids’

I love my son and grandies, but …

Clive’s son wants to move back home with his children. What does Dr Emmanuella say?

How height affects your health

How height affects your health

How height affects your health

Your height could play a role in the health issues you develop, according to studies.

Your Health

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure.

A wee problem

What alcohol does to brain and body

Research suggests that every alcoholic drink changes you. Here’s how.

Every drink matters

Is this why you’re always tired?

Ten reasons why you might be struggling through the day.

Wake-up call

Wellbeing

The power of a sense of meaning

Satisfaction with one’s life promotes health and well-being. So how might one go about cultivating a sense of purpose in life?

The meaning in my life

Is this why you’re always tired?

Ten reasons why you might be struggling through the day.

Wake-up call

Making bad memories ‘safe’

You can't 'erase' bad memories, but you can learn ways to cope with them.

Brain training

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

On the scent of a fix for dementia

A poor sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but ‘smell training’ could help.

Smell the roses again

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure.

A wee problem

What alcohol does to brain and body

Research suggests that every alcoholic drink changes you. Here’s how.

Every drink matters

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