A woman can eat right, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy weight her entire life. But she may start to gain weight and extra fat after age 50, especially around her belly. She may also find that losing weight is harder now than it was when she was younger.
If you’ve ever leaked urine during a sneeze or had a sudden urge to urinate, you may have urinary incontinence. Although people of all ages can be affected by incontinence, it does tend to be more common in older adults.
Frailty is a clinical condition first defined in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences in 2001.1 Frailty may be present if a person experiences three or more of the following:
It wasn’t so long ago that a breast cancer diagnosis often meant major surgery, months of radiation and a dubious prognosis. In fact, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that the overall 5-year survival rate for breast cancer was 75% in 1997. By 2007, it had increased to 90% mainly due to advances in detection and treatment.
Have you ever moved your head slightly and felt a sudden jolt of dizziness or a sensation like the room was spinning out of control? It may be an inner ear problem that’s causing havoc on your balance.
The prescription drug donut hole is a gap in Medicare Part D’s prescription drug coverage.
Medicare isn’t just for people who retire after many years of working. In fact anyone can get Medicare, as long as he or she is a U.S. citizen or a legal resident for at least five years and meets one or more of these eligibility requirements: