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.

Five lesser-known addictions

Are you guilty of these addictions?

Five lesser-known addictions

You may not even think of yourself as an ‘addict’.

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How money woes affect ageing

How money woes affect ageing

How money woes affect ageing

Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.

Daring to confront our inner self

Daring to confront our inner self

Daring to confront our inner self

How we hide the truth from ourselves and how to achieve psychological freedom.

Mental health support for older Aussies

mental health issues

Mental health support for older Aussies

University’s trial program seeks additional participants for online initiative.

Health insurance changes catch out many

Health insurance changes catch out many

Health insurance changes catch out many

Members warned after changes mean many may have different exclusions than they once did.

Daylight saving linked to heart attack

Daylight saving linked to heart attack

Daylight saving linked to heart attack

Changing our clocks is bad for the ticker.

Lymph node swelling explained

Why your lymph nodes are swollen

Lymph node swelling explained

Your lymph nodes can swell and become tender for a number of reasons.

Your Health

Why you bruise so easily

Are you always covered in bruises? Here’s why.

Bumps and bruises

How money woes affect ageing

Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.

Financial ageing

Health benefits of yoga

The effects of fitness extend way beyond how your body looks

Roll out the mat

Wellbeing

What is causing your bad breath?

Everyone experiences bad breath once in a while, but for some people it never stops.

Embarrassing breath

Relieve tired eyes

Seven ways to relieve your tired eyes.

Bright eyed

Tackling lockdown – piece by piece

Steve Perkin discovered the ‘joys’ of dissectology during lockdown. He explains.

The tougher the better

Hearing

Drug can stop hearing loss: study

Biologists identify hearing-loss receptor, use drug to prevent hearing damage

Saving sound

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Hearing check

Advantages of disability

Could there be positives in failing sight and hearing? Peter Leith believes so.

Look, listen, love

Health news

A silent killer mistaken for sore muscles

In a matter of days, Mick O'Dowd went from being a healthy, sport-loving father to a quadruple amputee.

Silent killer

How money woes affect ageing

Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.

Financial ageing

Plea for action to halt stroke threat

Younger people increasingly falling victim, Stroke Foundation studies find.

Time for action

COVID-19

Delirium a COVID symptom in older people

Disorientation, inattention or disorganised thinking could be COVID: study.

Unusual symptom

Tackling lockdown – piece by piece

Steve Perkin discovered the ‘joys’ of dissectology during lockdown. He explains.

The tougher the better

SA cluster sees borders snapped shut

West Australia and the Northern Territory waste no time changing border rules.

Borders shut again

Health essentials

Unnecessary dental treatments

Dentists admit feeling pressured to offer unnecessary treatments.

Dental expenses

Time to take the sleep apnoea test

Sleep apnoea can cause ongoing health issues and be potentially life-threatening.

Sleep well, live well

Better life for those with chronic pain?

Can private health cover improve quality of life for those with chronic conditions?

Improve your quality of life

Brain health

Reduce your risk of dementia

It's possible to influence your risk of the disease.

Educate yourself

Brain supplements that really work

Don’t trust everything you see on TV.

Facts and fiction

Alzheimer’s drug wait continues

The 17-year wait for a new, effective Alzheimer’s medication continues.

Hope to cope

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