Archive for November, 2012

“Got Gout?”
Feed your 50 / Fit 50 / Fit 50 Health

“Got Gout?”

I have a “case of the gout” Don’t laugh.  Gout isn’t just an ‘old, fat guy’s problem.’  In fact, the potentially debilitating condition is increasingly common in women after Menopause. Simply put, gout is caused when we produce too much uric acid in our body.  When our uric acid level [...]

“A Box of Chocolates?”
"My Health Challenge" / Find your 50

“A Box of Chocolates?”

Editor’s Note:  This is the fourth installment in a series of articles from Victoria Babu on her shocking health discovery when she turned 50 years old and how she is dealing with her health challenge.   Fatigue and “Forrest Gump” moments Next year my oldest daughter is getting married, I turn [...]

“Presenting, The Holidays”
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“Presenting, The Holidays”

Being Present for the Holiday Season There are 33 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  That’s nearly five weeks of holiday parties, kids’ activities, shopping and the stress that inevitably shows up like an unwelcome houseguest for the season, much like this fruitcake.       Instead of resigning yourself to [...]

Migraines And Our Brains
Fit 50 Health / JAMA News

Migraines And Our Brains

Another Reason To Hate This Headache First, the good news.  Migraines in women tend to peter out after Menopause.  Now, the bad news.  During Perimenopause, our wacked-out hormones can may mean the headaches are nastier and more frequent. But wait, there’s now more.  A new ‘Journal of the American Medical [...]

Men and Multivitamins
Fit 50 Health / JAMA News

Men and Multivitamins

You may want to let the man in your life know about the latest on the potential health benefits of a daily multivitamin.  A new study finds men over 50 who took a multivitamin had a modest reduction in developing cancer.   But can the same be true for his ticker? [...]