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.

 

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.

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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.

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?

Health Checks

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.

Save on health costs

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

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

Movement can prevent dementia

New findings suggest more daily movement can prevent dementia in older adults.

Prevent dementia

How to predict your risk of disease

The simple tests you can do at home that can tell you so much.

Stairway to good health

Five sunscreen myths (and one truth)

We debunk five common sunscreen myths and share a truth you’ll love to hear.

Sunscreen demystified

Mental Health

Health issues that mimic dementia

health, dementia, symptoms, alzheimers, mimic, misdiagnosis,

Time for a second opinion?

Movement can prevent dementia

New findings suggest more daily movement can prevent dementia in older adults.

Prevent dementia

Can crying make you feel better?

Here’s what happens in your body when you cry.

Relief or worse?

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

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

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

Cold hard facts

Health & Ageing

Has your ‘hotness’ expired?

Do you still find people your age ‘hot’? Is sex still important to you?

Friday Flash Poll

Are you ageist?

EveryAGE Counts has launched a quiz aimed at identifying ageism.

Ageism quiz

Lifespan predictions getting closer

Researchers have devised a way to estimate whether an individual can expect to live longer.

Understanding ageing

Health News

New Alzheimer’s culprit discovered

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

Early detection hope

Hospital patients lack support

Research finds lack of support in hospitals is putting patient wellbeing at risk.

More support needed

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

A fungus previously perceived as harmless has been linked to memory problems.

Not so harmless

Diseases

New Alzheimer’s culprit discovered

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

Early detection hope

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

A fungus previously perceived as harmless has been linked to memory problems.

Not so harmless

Why are my toenails that colour?

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

How you can nail it

Health Insurance

Aussies exit private health insurance

Many people are abandoning their private health insurance policies.

Get out quickly

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

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