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Rethinking breast cancer

You might have seen media reports about likely changes to the way some mammograms are interpreted. It’s good news, because it means way less invasive treatment for many women and a rethinking of what we call cancer.   Read this post

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

An under-rated but great form of health insurance

When you think of health insurance you probably think of companies like Bupa or HCF. But one of the best forms of health insurance for 50-plus women has nothing to do with them.  Read this post

Saturday, August 29, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Is an alkaline body your key to health?

In the previous post I said it’s frustrating the way journalists promote celebrity-speak, even when it’s inaccurate. I was talking about a newspaper interview with Elle McPherson.  The trouble is that readers, who of course wouldn’t mind looking like Elle, are at risk of being hooked by it.  Read this post

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

The (not so accurate) word on protein powder, according to Elle

Brisbane readers may have seen the Courier-Mail’s recent article on Elle Macpherson, who, according to the cover of the paper’s Body and Soul section is ‘leading the charge of a generation growing wiser about growing older’.   Read this post

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Is your bladder weak?

It’s World Continence Week, though we seem to be calling it Weak Bladder Week here. The underlying message is that bladder leakage isn't normal and that there's help for weak bladders.  Read this post

Saturday, June 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

More on why sleep matters (for our minds)

I’m reading a fascinating book on the formation of good habits by New York Times writer Gretchen Rubin (Better than Before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives). One of the areas she talks about monitoring is sleep, and I was so struck by her explanation of why it’s vital for our mental health, that I’ve provided a couple of pars for you.  Read this post

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Got a chemistry set under your sink?

One of the keys to staying healthy and hormonally balanced is to avoid excess chemicals. Yet some of us almost keep a chemistry set under our kitchen sink or in the laundry.  Read this post

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Findings on exercise from the 45 and Up Study

Recent Australian research shows that people over 45 who do at least some vigorous exercise live longer than people who do moderate intensity exercise. But what does this mean for you?  Read this post

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Seminar on Women, Ageing & Weight, Saturday 7 March

Last month I included a post about a 4-month program I’m looking to run for women over 50 who want to get healthy and lose weight. I’ve decided to run a seminar on this topic on the afternoon of Saturday 7 March from 1-4pm.  Read this post

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

We need new ways of looking at ageing

American women’s health physician Dr Christiane Northrup says that if we’re going to be wonderfully healthy older women we have to “stop saying stupid things like ‘I’m having a senior moment’”.  Read this post

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson