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Senior Health Issues: The Real Truth About Getting Old

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Senior Health & Longevity Issues

GOT SMILE? How I Got Dental Implants in Costa Rica, Saved a Bundle, And Learned to Laugh Again

Here’s the story of how Carolyn went to Costa Rica for both dental implants and a facelift and came back with a new look and outlook. All for far less than US prices.

Cataract Surgery: A Real Eye Opener

Instead of a nightmare with knives in my eyes, cataract surgery is the most painlessly effective medical procedure this side of childhood inoculations. Best of all, it scares the grandkids!

To Pee, Or Not to Pee

For more than 50 percent of men over 60 and as many as 90 percent of men over 70, that is the question. A real-life story – mine – about roto-rooting a “grossly enlarged“ prostate and living to tell about it.

Getting Plastic Surgery Face Lift in Costa Rica

Twelve days after Carolyn’s 65th birthday, she was getting a new, younger face sculpted in a Costa Rican hospital. For about a fifth the US cost, she had a US-trained, board-certified doctor, the best hospital she’d ever seen, and recuperation under a volcano in the rainforest.

Exploring Where No Man Has Gone Before

My colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures were broken down into three stages: Bathroom; Biopsy; and Babbling. Read detailed do’s and don’ts about these lifesaving tests that push your humility, dignity, and humor to their limits. Bottoms up!

How to Add 5 Years to Your Life
(Sure you deserve to?)

Straight from the wise pages of Esquire. What you can do for your heart, your skin, your knees, your mouth, your eyes, and your brain to add five years to your life. It’s so e-a-s-y.

A Day in the Life of a Geezer

Another in Suddenly Senior‘s series “The Real Truth About Getting Old,” Kaiser takes you to his urologist, then his ophthalmologist where you’ll learn more than you ever wanted to know.

From Plugs to Rugs: Geezer’s Guide to Baldness

HEY CHROME-DOME! Here’s everything you‘ve wanted to know about wigs and toupees, but were afraid to ask. Step aside, Fabio. Big, bad and sexy BaldMan is here!

Does Flu Vaccine Cure Grumpiness?

Blame it on the flu vaccine shortage. Senior men are getting loopier every day. AARP says the cause is male menopause. Frank thinks it’s the gazillion political ads we’ve been forced to endure.

Napping. Not Just for Seniors Anymore.

For years, I’ve resisted the temptation to sneak off to nap for a half hour or so. Not wanting to appear senior before my time, I put napping up there with drinking before noon and wearing white in winter. It wasn’t worth the guilt.

Senior Moments? Enjoy them.

Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about senior moments and their cause, and surefire advice on what to do about them.

Funny, I Don’t Remember Being Absent-Minded

Strategies for handling senior moments without dying of embarrassment.

Look Beyond Wrinkles. And Learn.

Meet my neighbor, Mary. She’s 91 and proves life can be most beautiful at its sunset. I want to be just like Mary when I grow up. Read why.

Now That I Finally Have My Head Together, My Body is Falling Apart

I’ve given up all my bad habits, and what’s my reward for now leading a dull life? A shrinking bladder and a prostate bigger than a 20-year-old’s ego. I’d say more, but I have to go.

When Did You Start Talking to Yourself

We know your little secret. Aren’t you a bit long in the tooth to be chatting with an imaginary friend? Isn’t talking to yourself a sign of insanity? Before the white-coat boys with nets start heading your way, read this.

Eek! I’ve Got 19 Years to Live

I just learned I’d live to age 88. But do I really want to? And what must I give up to end up looking like Yoda? Learn the dilemma of old age, and while you’re at it, how old you’ll be when you croak.

When Did We Get Old?

Was it our first “senior moment.” Our first gray hair? The first time our spouse whispered, “Dear, you already said that?” Revelations from my college reunion last week.

Incredible, Shrinking Me

Have you started shrinking yet? You will. Here’s a strong case for requiring a course called “Aging Process 101” to be taken some time before we must learn by doing.

And What Will Be Your Epitaph?

It’s never too early to begin thinking about what you want people to read about you in perpetuity. Yet most of us give more thought to our choice of screensavers than our epitaph. Here are some tips and examples, good and bad, to help you choose how people will think of you 200 years down the road.

Was That You I Saw in Today’s Obits?

Will your obituary be your final whimper or your last hurrah? Write your own obit. Read how. Mine will begin, “Shot to death yesterday by a jealous husband, 101-year-old Frank Kaiser…”

Do You Really Want to Live Forever?

Through molecular manipulations, doctors soon will be switching off so-called death genes, reversing aging by craftily messing with chromosome caps, and creating replacement organs on demand. Consider the downside of longevity.

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