Category Archives: Death and dying

Genes and colon cancer

UK researchers believe they have explained why some families are incredibly vulnerable to bowel cancer.  They have found two genes, which are passed from parent to child, that greatly increase the risk of a tumour forming. The study, published in … Continue reading

Posted in Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Colon cancer, Death and dying, Fort Collins writer, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Preventative behaviors, Preventative screenings | Tagged , , | Comments Off

New research on cannabis and pain

Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a study from the University of Oxford suggests. Using brain imaging, researchers found that the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis reduced activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional … Continue reading

Posted in Aging well, Back pain, Boomer Health Issues, Brain Fitness, Caregiving, Chronic illness, Death and dying, Depression and aging, Health Psychology, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Preventative behaviors, Transforming negative thought patterns | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Amazing and encouraging story…

for those who have had a bad cancer diagnosis lately, or those who just fear the BIG C! Here’s a GREAT article full of hope, inspiration and useful information!

Posted in Aging and purpose, Aging well, Back pain, Boomer Health Issues, Caregiving, Chronic illness, Colon cancer, Death and dying, Depression and aging, Exercise and aging, Fort Collins writer, Health Psychology, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Lung cancer, Preventative behaviors, Preventative screenings, Transforming negative thought patterns | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Grow Up and Get Happy!

Want to Be Happy? Grow Up, Says New Study

Posted in Aging and purpose, Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Death and dying, Depression and aging, Fort Collins writer, Health Psychology, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Loneliness, Memory loss, Preventative behaviors | Tagged | Comments Off

Deciding about getting a mammogram…

Here’s an interesting article by an MD who reads the new studies and tries to decide what to tell her patients.

Posted in Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Breast cancer, Death and dying, Fort Collins writer, Health Psychology, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Menopause, Preventative behaviors, Preventative screenings | Tagged , | Comments Off

New breath tests being developed to diagnose cancers

Scientists say they have developed a breath-test that can accurately tell if a person has bowel cancer.  The test, which looks for exhaled chemicals linked to tumour activity, was able to identify a majority of patients with the disease.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Chronic illness, Colon cancer, Death and dying, Diabetes, Fort Collins writer, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Preventative screenings | Tagged , | Comments Off

An important new testing discovery!

A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and possibly prostate cancer has been developed by UK researchers.  The colour of a liquid changes to give either a positive or negative result. The designers from Imperial College … Continue reading

Posted in Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Death and dying, Fort Collins writer, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Preventative screenings | Tagged , | Comments Off

Controversy about breast cancer screening continues…

In the UK, women invited to have mammograms for breast cancer screening will be given more information about the potential harm of being tested. An independent review was set up to settle a fierce debate about whether the measure did … Continue reading

Posted in Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Breast cancer, Chronic illness, Death and dying, Fort Collins writer, Health Psychology, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Menopause, Preventative behaviors | Tagged , | Comments Off

Should you bother with that multi-vitamin?

Apparently yes, if you are male and in midlife! In the first rigorous, long-term study of multivitamins and their effect on cancer, older men who took daily vitamins over 11 years, lowered their risk of cancer by 8% compared to … Continue reading

Posted in Aging well, Andropause, Boomer Health Issues, Brain Fitness, Colon cancer, Death and dying, Diet and Aging, Fort Collins writer, Health Psychology, Improvements in health care, Learning from our elders, Preventative behaviors | Tagged , | Comments Off

Sitting and Your Health

While you’re sitting around cruising the Internet, you should probably read this article about how bad sitting around is for you!

Posted in Aging well, Boomer Health Issues, Chronic illness, Death and dying, Diabetes, Exercise and aging, Fort Collins writer, Health Psychology, Learning from our elders, Menopause, obesity research, Preventative behaviors, Weight gain | Tagged , | Comments Off