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.

 

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Almost one million Australians aged 70 and over take five or more medications daily.

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Your cold feet could be a warning

These five serious health conditions are all linked to symptoms of cold feet.

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Study shows that moderate drinkers had lower mortality rates than people who abstain.

Four new medicines added to PBS

Four new medicines added to PBS

Four new medicines added to PBS

Treatment for diabetes and depression just got cheaper.

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful condition when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.

What to do about sensitive teeth

What to do about sensitive teeth

What to do about sensitive teeth

There are few things more painful than sensitive teeth, but help is at hand.

Prostate cancer warning signs

Prostate cancer warning signs

Prostate cancer warning signs

Keep an eye on the signs of prostate cancer and see your doctor for screening ...

The flu virus’s best friend

The flu virus’s best friend

The flu virus’s best friend

Yale researchers have discovered the flu virus’s best friend.

How much time in the sun?

How much time in the sun?

How much time in the sun?

How much time should we be spending in the sun to help but not harm ...

Health Checks

Retirement health checklist

Retirement planning is about so much more than just money.

Planning later life

Your cold feet could be a warning

These five serious health conditions are all linked to symptoms of cold feet.

Don’t ignore your feet

Major parties unite on heart checks

Both sides of politics have announced their support for comprehensive heart health checks.

Healthy heart

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

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful condition when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.

Get some relief

The flu virus’s best friend

Yale researchers have discovered the flu virus’s best friend.

Friend of the flu

Why your hands might be painful

Pain, tingling and numbness could be a sign of this syndrome.

What you can do

Mental Health

Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

We want to know if you’re happy, sad and what you’re doing about it.

Mood checker

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

What can’t your smartphone do?

Nine ways to quiet your mind

Need to de-stress, calm down and reconnect with where you are? Here’s how.

Peace of mind

Men's Health

Prostate cancer warning signs

Keep an eye on the signs of prostate cancer and see your doctor for screening tests.

Improve your odds

ED linked with heart issues

Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign for more serious health issues later.

Hard on health

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.

To hover or sit

Women's Health

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.

To hover or sit

Hot flushes linked to cancer risk

A new study finds a link between hot flushes and the risk of breast cancer.

Not so flash

Foolproof ways to move more

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

Sit less, move more

Health & Ageing

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Almost one million Australians aged 70 and over take five or more medications daily.

Polypharmacy problem

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Study shows that moderate drinkers had lower mortality rates than people who abstain.

Live longer

What to do about sensitive teeth

There are few things more painful than sensitive teeth, but help is at hand.

Eat what you want

Health News

Multiple meds put over-70s at risk

Almost one million Australians aged 70 and over take five or more medications daily.

Polypharmacy problem

Can moderate drinking prolong life?

Study shows that moderate drinkers had lower mortality rates than people who abstain.

Live longer

Four new medicines added to PBS

Treatment for diabetes and depression just got cheaper.

Cheaper medicine

Diseases

Biggest challenge for Aussie health

Every five minutes an Australian is diagnosed with this serious health condition.

Challenge of the century

Insurance scheme failing me: Gai

Are people like Gai falling through the cracks?

Costs are hurting

What is diverticulitis?

This common disease affecting half of older Aussies can become deadly in an instant

Common but deadly

Health Insurance

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

Filling the gap

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year.

Delaying dental

Health insurers should be wary

The government saved private insurers, and now it needs to put them in the spotlight.

Action needed now

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