Older Women

Age, Weight, and My Sex Drive

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Age, Weight, and My Sex Drive

A healthy sex life is crucial to many women and their partners. This can become more complicated with age and weight.

Tell Me More About Lichen Sclerosus

By Shaniqua Seth | Aug 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Tell Me More About Lichen Sclerosus

What should I know about treatment options for lichen sclerosus?

How to Combat Night Sweats

By NWHN Staff | Aug 18, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Combat Night Sweats

Many women experience night sweats, even decades after first going through menopause. Thankfully, there are non-hormonal options to help manage them.

Rx for Change: Singing the Part D Medicare Blues

By Laura Kaplan | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Singing the Part D Medicare Blues

One of the few things I looked forward to when I approached 65 was becoming Medicare eligible. Before becoming eligible for Medicare, I found a high deductible plan that I could afford as a self-employed person. Since I’m a really healthy person, it worked fine until I broke my ankle and needed surgery and a hospitalization.

Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Global Epidemic

By NWHN Staff | May 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Global Epidemic

Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, with at least 5 million in the United States alone. The number of Americans who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the Baby Boom generation ages.

Rx for Change – Dying in America: Better than Ever?

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jan 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Rx for Change – Dying in America: Better than Ever?

Happy New Year — how recently have you thought about dying? Do you already have an Advance Directive and designated health care proxy? If so, good work! If not, this column can help you complete one in 2015.

Proactive Caregiving: Legal, Financial and Emotional Supports for Family Caregivers

By NWHN Staff | Jan 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Proactive Caregiving: Legal, Financial and Emotional Supports for Family Caregivers

Two years ago, my partner’s 77-year-old mother was experiencing weakness in her limbs and unexplained falls. Soon afterward, she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Her husband, 72 at the time, was resourceful and compassionate as his wife progressively lost the ability to walk, speak clearly and, ultimately, eat.

Rx for Change: The Low-Down on Low-T (or Menopause for Men)

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Sep 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: The Low-Down on Low-T (or Menopause for Men)

Does the man in your life have “Low-T” (low testosterone) Syndrome? Oh, wait; make that “the men in your life” — chances are any of the men you know over age 40 qualify for a diagnosis.

Sleep Talking

By Laura Kaplan | Jul 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Sleep Talking

For people over age 60, insomnia is the most common medical problem and can lead to poor quality of life, accidents, falls, and illness. Sleep problems are reported more commonly in women than in men.

Keeping the Gold in the Golden Years: Staying Healthy as We Age

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Keeping the Gold in the Golden Years: Staying Healthy as We Age

I have been aging for decades, but it only took me one year to grow old! “Things” can happen quickly in our lives as we age, and we may not be prepared to handle them. Loss of a loved one, a stroke, a broken hip, heart attack, and diabetes are all too common for older folks.