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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

One of our biggest health risks, and we rarely talk about it

The Red Cross’s 2017 national survey showed that one in four of us regularly feels lonely. Loneliness apparently increases our odds of dying early by a whopping 45%. Putting it in perspective, it’s a bigger health risk than a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle or smoking.  Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

We need to face up to falls to avoid them

Most of us see falling as a bad thing and prefer not to think about it. Instead we need to develop a sensible awareness of the risk of it and be proactive.  Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How much should you walk in bare feet?

More than any other season, summer is about kicking off your shoes. But be judicious about where you do that.  Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Can mammograms do more harm than good?

A study just published in the prestigious BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), questions the widespread claim that early detection is the best way to reduce breast cancer related deaths.  Read this post

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

What's new in research? Frailty

Avoiding frailty might be one of the most important challenges of our increasingly long lives.   Read this post

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Maggie's recipes for a better brain

National Treasure Maggie Beer has compiled a cookbook designed to improve the health of our brains. It’s called Maggie’s Recipe for Life and it’s worth checking out.  Read this post

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

How we can all help to limit breast cancer

It’s impossible not to be moved by the gutsy life and death of Connie Johnson, sister of Gold Logie winner, actor Samuel Johnson. She died from breast cancer earlier this month, and we can all honour her cause. Daily.  Read this post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Posture and your mind

In the previous post I mentioned the physical benefits of good posture, but the way we hold ourselves is also linked with our state of mind.  Read this post

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Five things I've learned about my body in the last 10 years

Today I’m 60. Looking back on the last decade there are a few things I’ve learned about my (older) body in that time. Here are five.  Read this post

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson