Your Health

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.

 

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

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

Top Stories

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Slow death is killing me and Mum

Slow death is killing me and Mum

Slow death is killing me and Mum

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

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Using a sniff test to find cancer

Using a sniff test to find cancer

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

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Tips for coping with ‘sundowning’

Late afternoon and early evening can be hard for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Lost your sense of smell? Your nose can tell if you are sick.

How to … whiten your teeth

How to … whiten your teeth naturally

How to … whiten your teeth

As we get older our teeth tend to discolour, but there are ways to sparkle ...

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Senior economist Matt Grudnoff reveals who the healthcare burden is hurting the most.

The keys to deciding on surgery

The keys to deciding on surgery

The keys to deciding on surgery

How do you assess whether the potential benefits outweigh the risks?

When vertigo spins out of control

When vertigo spins out of control

When vertigo spins out of control

Vertigo is all in your head … specifically at the centre of your inner ear.

Health Checks

Doctors urge action on prostate issue

Cancer isn’t the only reason men should get their prostate checked.

Bigger isn’t better

How to spot bad circulation

If you have poor circulation, it is possible that some of your organs are being starved of oxygen and other nutrients.

Go with the flow

Dial a doctor for good medicine

If you want to avoid germy waiting rooms, dial up a doctoroo consultation

Doctoroo always on call

Resources

Could you save a life?

Are you prepared to administer first aid in case of emergency?

Real first aid

Do you need a My Health Record?

Should you get a My Health Record? Here’s what you need to know.

Your medical history

Time to get to know your bones

Find out if you're at risk of osteoporosis with this simple assessment.

What's your risk?

Prevention

Eight signs of liver damage

Long before the damage can’t be undone, your liver will let you know all is not well.

Check it out

Signs you may have blood clots

Blood clots can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Know what to look for.

When to worry

Why vitamin D is vital for bones

Who is at risk of a vitamin D deficiency and how can you ensure you’re getting enough?

D is for healthy bones

Mental Health

When grief undermines your health

Failing to understand how grief can strike you could put your health on the line.

Be prepared

Why men get the blues after sex

An alarming number of men say they feel weepy and deeply ashamed after lovemaking.

What an anticlimax

‘I fear my daughter is being abused’

Concerned mum asks Dr Emmanuella Murray for guidance on how to help.

Living in fear

Men's Health

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

The secret of sex over 55

How your penis changes with age

Your penis goes through a series of changes over your lifetime.

An ageing old fella

How to fix your prostate problems

An enlarged prostate is a problem for many men over 50, but the fix is not difficult.

Find out more

Women's Health

Foolproof ways to move more

Jean Hailes offers you foolproof ways to start moving and keep moving for optimum health.

Sit less, move more

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

Cold hard facts

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

The secret of sex over 55

Health & Ageing

Ageism is engrained: professor

Ageism is a real thing and is engrained in the human psyche: psychology professor.

Why is it so?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Dr Troye advises Rob on his concerns about his wife.

Case for and against

New dementia trigger revealed

A common sleep disorder has been identified as a possible cause of dementia.

New risk factor

Health News

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner.

Path to prevention

Even light drinking lifts death risk

Drinking a daily glass of wine may not be so healthy after all, suggests a new study.

Down that drink

The diet that lowers your stroke risk

A Mediterranean-style diet may reduce stroke risk in women over 40.

Protection from stroke

Diseases

Why are my toenails that colour?

Toenail health is important. Here’s what you need to know.

How you can nail it

The one leading cause of disease

What you eat can spark the leading cause of many diseases – inflammation.

Culinary cure

What you don’t know about diabetes

How much do you really know about diabetes?

Diabetes trivia

Health Insurance

Bupa’s policy ‘detrimental’

The Ombudsman slams Bupa over dumping benefits so it can claw back costs.

Benefits feel cruel cut

Rush to quit private health cover

Survey finds big jump in the number of Australians abandoning their cover.

Cost the key issue

Debate ramps up on health cover

Government raises concerns around Labor’s plans for rebate.

Clarity required

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