Tag Archives: Donna Florio

The Case for Bioidentical Hormones

When I made my first visit to my preventive medicine doctor,  Dr. Jim McMinn, he ordered thorough blood and saliva tests to determine what areas of my health need improvement.  Discussing the results, he pointed to my estrogen, testosterone, and … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of the Pool

It’s 8:40 on a Saturday morning, and I’m late (again) for water aerobics. But no matter—I’m here, and that’s the important thing. I slide into my usual spot to join the mostly 70- and 80-somethings in jumping jacks, cross-country skiing, … Continue reading

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A Facelift Diary

How is it that cosmetic surgery, especially facelifts, get such a bad rap? It’s another F-word. We immediately consider the person vacuous, self-centered, lacking in social conscience,  and reckless with money.  In some cases, that may be true, but not … Continue reading

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In Praise of Pedicures

It’s hard to accept that I now choose comfort over style in your footwear.  Not that I was ever one for high-heeled pumps, but these days, even a little kitten heel gives me pause. I still seek out attractive shoes, … Continue reading

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Maybe We Should Just Lie Down

It’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to health. Just when you think you’ve got things in balance–eating reasonably well, working out regularly, and spending some well-deserved patio time, new information comes along to rain on your … Continue reading

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Good Choices Mean Better Health

Today I read two sentences in the New York Times that sum up perfectly the philosophy of SassyHealthySixty. They come from New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope’s excellent blog, Well. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/ Healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office. The … Continue reading

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Back Bend

I fought a vine and the vine won. Walking out to pick up the mail, I leaned over to pull some vines and suddenly could barely right myself.  In the blink of an eye I went from confident, frisky, and … Continue reading

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