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My cholesterol's high, what can I do? (without statins)

After menopause we’re more susceptible to high cholesterol. And while cholesterol may be more a symptom than the real problem, it’s wise to get your numbers in the healthy range. But how do you do that, especially if you don’t want to take medication?  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

To stave off dementia, start early

Dementia is now the main cause of death for Australian women, and the message on prevention is to start in middle-age.  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Is fish oil still worth taking?

While fish oil has had a reputation for helping to keep our hearts and brains healthy, lately we’ve seen headlines telling us that it doesn’t do much for our hearts at all. Why is that? And is it still worth taking?  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Think you know how much alcohol you can safely drink? Think again.

A big English-led study using data from around 600,000 drinkers from 19 countries has made new recommendations on safe drinking levels. It’s a game-changer for two reasons.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why the easiest way mightn't be the best way

I recently read an article by an 81-year old Californian woman called Joyce. The way she moves around her house might give you food for thought.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Can HRT prevent disease?

In the last 20 to 30 years the arguments for and against hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have come full circle, and then some. But can it really help to keep us healthy?  Read this post

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Another twist in the HRT tale

Arguments about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement have bounced around for 20 years. Now a team of researchers says they have the final answer on whether hormones can prevent disease and chronic conditions.  Read this post

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why we've been going to yoga for decades

I’ve been going to the same Friday morning yoga class for about 35 years. But a few of the others in the group have also been there about as long as me. So I asked five of them why they keep turning up each week.  Read this post

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How to avoid a UTI

Since November I’ve had four urinary tract infections in a row plus a visit to a urologist. Here’s what I’ve learned.   Read this post

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Do we need more chats and fewer prescriptions?

Recent figures show that nearly 10% of Australians take anti-depressants. We’ve got the second highest rate of use in the world after Iceland. (I know, Iceland?) But how does this impact older women?  Read this post

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson