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Good cholesterol is key to a healthy brain

For 20 years a research unit at the University of Melbourne has been studying women’s brains as they age, looking for clues as to what we can do to avoid dementia. Having good levels of HDL cholesterol seems to be important.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

10 commandments of keeping a healthy weight when we're older

Sydney-based fitness writer Michael Jarosky recently wrote an article for the boot camp set using the 10 commandments idea. I’ve stolen it and rejigged it for middle-aged and older women.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Get what you need from your health care

Our medical system is overloaded and that’ll only increase in future. All the more reason why we need to be adept at getting our needs met.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How to provide a urine sample and avoid unnecessary antibiotics

Earlier this year I wrote a post on having had several urinary tract infections in the summer. With another summer on the way I’m keen to avoid a repeat, so this month I sat down with an infectious diseases specialist who’s adamant that too many of us are being misdiagnosed with UTIs. Here’s what I learnt.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson