The Association of American Medical Colleges projects that the nation will face a shortage of 12,000 to 31,000 primary-care physicians by 2025. So it's no wonder you may be finding it harder to find a doctor or to schedule an appointment with the one you have. What's fueling this problem? The baby boom generation pouring into older age, an aging physician workforce preparing to retire and an … [Read more...] about Can’t See a Doctor? How to Cope.
Having celebrated a big birthday recently has made me more sentimental about aging than normal. But with sentimentality comes complaints. Granted, they're not in a a "woe-is-me" kind of way- but with a bit more humor and irony attached to them. Humor? My feeling is that if we don't laugh about creaky joints, gray hair, diminishing eyesight, hearing and skin tone, then all that bitching becomes … [Read more...] about Why We All Need to Strength Train (and a giveaway, too!)
I like to think that every generation learns from the prior generation and steps things up when it's their turn. This one thing is for sure: I always thought that we knew more about being healthy than our parents did. C'mon, look at us! We're the gym-goers, healthy eaters, obsessed with our input as well as our output. We're the healthy generation, the enlightened ones who know a thing or two … [Read more...] about Shouldn’t We Be HEALTHIER Than Our Parents Were??
I've managed to live this long - 58 years - still being someone else's child. I may be an adult child...but nonetheless, there's something strangely comforting about being in your 50s and still having a mother and a father. And although I may be fooling myself, being someone else's child makes me feel less like an adult in this so-called midlife, and more like a (somewhat) young … [Read more...] about On Not Being Somebody’s Child
Do you have aging parents? I do, and to watch them suffer with various ailments is so heartbreaking. Living to an old age, while a blessing, is in many ways so very difficult - it's a good thing places like https://www.immanuel.com/ exist to help the elderly in need of assisted living. It can be hard especially if you're plagued with ongoing health problems. That's one thing to keep in mind if … [Read more...] about Midlife Minute: Being Fit Matters NOW