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.

 

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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.

Why is my balance getting worse?

Why is my balance getting worse?

Why is my balance getting worse?

As we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater.

The one leading cause of disease

The one leading cause of disease

The one leading cause of disease

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

Listen up when your body is talking

Listen up when your body is talking

Listen up when your body is talking

Why you should make it a conversation and heed the warning signs.

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Dr Troye advises Rob on his concerns about his wife.

Dietary discovery protects eyes

Dietary discovery protects eyes

Dietary discovery protects eyes

What you eat may affect your chances of developing an age-related eye disease.

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

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Anne is confused and wants to know the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What’s the difference?

Listen up when your body is talking

Why you should make it a conversation and heed the warning signs.

Heed the warning signs

What you don’t know about diabetes

How much do you really know about diabetes?

Diabetes trivia

Mental Health

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

The consequences of hoarding escalate as people get older.

The cost of keeping

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

Memory centres and registry of trial volunteers reinforces hunt for a cure.

Dementia costs hit $15b

Key dementia treatment won’t work

A key treatment doctors prescribe to slow the progress of dementia does not work.

But do it anyway …

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

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

How to protect your eyesight

Protect your vision and maintain the health of your eyes.

Look at this

Health News

Frailty warning for seniors

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research.

Fight frailty

Flu spreads by just breathing

A new study has revealed that 'just breathing' is enough to spread the flu.

Hold your breath

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

Ball and brain

Diseases

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

How to prevent diabetes

Six ways you could be increasing your risk of diabetes without even knowing it.

Diabetes no-nos

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.

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