BOLDWellbeing

Wellbeing

BoldWellbeing looks positively and holistically at the issues facing us as we enter later-life as well as those of our ageing relatives. We decipher the jargon and provide relevant, unvarnished and un-biased inspiration, practical advice and support to help you navigate through the wellbeing maze.

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Alzheimers: A golfing journey

A group of special golfing friends helped Terry through his difficult journeyBy Nigel Pritchard on 2020-05-01
DEMENTIA 24/7 SURVEYTheBoldAge - 2020-07-02
Participate in our first TheBoldPulse survey on 24/7 Dementia Helplines
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5 FOODS TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF STROKELisa Salmon - 2020-07-02
TheBoldAge reveals the diet changes that could help slash your stroke risk.
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FOLLOWING A MEDITERRANEAN DIET COULD REDUCE THE RISK OF HEARING LOSS – SO WHAT SHOULD YOU BE EATING?Prudence Wade - 2020-06-30
It’s all about fresh foods, and nothing processed.
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HERE’S WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTEIN, ACCORDING TO NUTRITION EXPERTSLiz Connor - 2020-06-26
How much do you really need, and is meat protein always better? TheBoldAge finds out.
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ON THIS DAY 25 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-25
In 1903 Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium; in 1947 the Diary of Anne Frank is published and in 1982 recruits no longer had to have their head shaved when joining the Greek army. Read a bit more about Elena Cornaro Piscopia who was the first woman to earn a degree from a university
MORE THAN JUST A FEAR OF OPEN SPACES: WHAT IS AGORAPHOBIA AND HOW IS IT TREATED?Liz Connor - 2020-06-25
This complex panic disorder often results in avoiding certain situations – or not leaving the house at all. TheBoldAge finds out more.
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5 SIGNS YOUR BODY IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH PROTEINNilma Marshall - 2020-06-24
Hair loss could be one of them…
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THEBOLDAGE INVESTIGATES: THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATIONSteve Foreman - 2020-06-23
The world has turned into a somewhat crazy place, we have social distancing, limited access to schools for our children and many people are worried about their finances.
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HOW TO OUT-SMART HAY FEVER THIS SUMMERLiz Connor - 2020-06-22
Nobody wants to sniffle their way through lunch, dinner and that socially distanced Bar B Q. TheBoldAge finds key hay fever triggers – and their solutions.
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MEN’S HEALTH WEEK: 5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURELisa Salmon - 2020-06-18
Men’s Health Week TheBoldAge is aiming to raise men’s awareness of numbers like 120/80 – normal blood pressure.
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MEN’S HEALTH WEEK: THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT 5 OFTEN OVERLOOKED HEALTH ISSUES MEN SHOULD NEVER IGNORELiz Connor - 2020-06-17
Keep an eye out for any of these changes.
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TROUBLE SLEEPING IN HOT WEATHER? HERE ARE 7 EXPERT-BACKED TIPS TO TRYLiz Connor - 2020-06-11
TheBoldAge investigates: Prepare yourself for the warmer nights ahead with these essential hot weather hacks,
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5 OF THE MOST COMMON HEALTH QUESTIONS PHARMACISTS ARE ASKEDLisa Salmon - 2020-06-10
From ‘What’s this rash?’ to ‘Can I drink on this medication?’, we quizzed pharmacists on the UK’s top health concerns.
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WHAT ARE CAROTENOIDS AND HOW CAN YOU GET MORE INTO YOUR DIET?Lisa Salmon - 2020-05-31
As research shows eating carotenoids can give you a golden glow and improve your health, we explain what they are and how to get more of them.
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CYCLE TO WORK DAY: 8 THINGS SWITCHING TO A BIKE DID FOR MY WELLBEINGElla Walker - 2020-05-29
As we are asked to avoid public transport if we can, TheBoldAge looks at the benefits of cycling to work
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HERE’S WHY DRINKING ENOUGH WATER MIGHT BE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR OLDER PEOPLELuke Rix-Standing - 2020-05-28
Good hydration is crucial for health and happiness in later years.
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HOW MUCH EXTRA WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK ON A HOT DAY?Liz Connor - 2020-05-27
If you’re feeling light-headed, tired or you have a headache today, you probably haven’t drunk enough…
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5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO RYE BREADMax Freeman-Mills - 2020-05-25
If your morning toast’s getting old, or you’re in the mood for a health kick, rye bread could be the answer
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: WHY KINDNESS IS GOOD FOR THE MINDLiz Connor - 2020-05-22
Everyone wins.
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: THINGS SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION ACTUALLY WANTS TO BE ASKEDPrudence Wade - 2020-05-20
It’s tough when a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, here are some ideas for what you can say to help.
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THESE ARE THE 3 SUPPLEMENTS MOST WORTH CONSIDERING – ACCORDING TO A DOCTORPrudence Wade - 2020-05-18
Practically everything comes in pill form these days, but which ones are actually important? TheBoldAge asks a doctor for their key advice.
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: 5 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING SOME TLCAbi Jackson - 2020-05-18
Feeling a little run-down mentally? Abi Jackson shares 5 tips for under-the-weather minds.
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WANT TO CUT DOWN ON SUGAR? EXPERTS REVEAL HOW TO BE A BOLDIE AND SLASH YOUR INTAKE IN 6 SIMPLE STEPSLiz Connor - 2020-05-14
As boldies we all know too much sugar is bad for us – but quitting the habit is hard. TheBoldAge asks the experts for their top handy hints.
5 OF THE MOST BALANCED FOODS YOU CAN FIND, ACCORDING TO A NUTRITIONISTPrudence Wade - 2020-05-12
These foods really pack a punch in the healthiness stakes.
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NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK: 7 WAYS THAT GOING VEGETARIAN COULD BOOST YOUR HEALTHLisa Salmon - 2020-05-12
From a longer life expectancy to glowing skin, TheBoldAge explores some of the advantages of going green this year.
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DEMENTIA AWARENESS: 6 EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA TO LOOK OUT FORLiz C - 2020-05-11
Dementia Awareness Week has moved to later in the year due to the current lockdown. Here TheBoldAge looks at the early symptoms of dementia that can creep up slowly on families
5 THINGS A SLEEP EXPERT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO DO BEFORE BEDTIMELisa Salmon - 2020-05-09
TheBoldAge talks to sleep expert Professor Jason Ellis, who outlines what you should avoid before bedtime to help you get a good night’s kip.
BOLDIES: 5 REGISTERED DIETITIANS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM FOR SAFE ADVICE AROUND FOODLiz Connor - 2020-05-08
Behind the pretty pictures of spelt bread and rainbow smoothies, how reliable is the nutrition advice you’re getting?
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LOSE WEIGHT IN LOCKDOWNSteve Foreman - 2020-05-07
TheBoldAge's Steve Foreman explores how the lockdown provides an opportunity to lose weight
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MENS HEALTH: 5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURELisa Salmon - 2020-05-05
TheBoldAge is hoping to raise men’s awareness of numbers like 120/80 – normal blood pressure.
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HORSEFLY BITES: HOW TO TELL WHEN YOU’VE BEEN BITTEN AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO TREAT ONELiz Connor - 2020-05-05
As we head towards that time of year when horseflies abound TheBoldAge explains all you need to know about dealing with these blood-sucking insects.
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL WIDOWERS EVERYWHEREClaire Spreadbury - 2020-05-04
When you’re suddenly left behind, it can make you feel lonelier than ever – but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Claire Spreadbury.
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4 TYPES OF HEADACHES AND WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO TELL YOULiz Connor - 2020-05-02
Dull persistent pain behind the temples, or burning pressure around the eyes? Liz Connor breaks down four different types of headache.
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5 REASONS WHY WE BOLDIES SHOULD BE EATING MORE MANUKA HONEYLiz Connor - 2020-04-30
TheBoldAge finds a few ways we can tap into the healing power of nature’s golden goodness.
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LOSE YOURSELFSteve Foreman - 2020-04-30
With Lockdown in full swing how do we keep our mental wellbeing in check, Steve talks about one of his joys
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IN LOCKDOWN: A MEDITERRANEAN DIET ‘COULD HELP REDUCE DEPRESSION’ – HERE ARE 6 MOOD-BOOSTING MEALS TO TRYLiz Connor - 2020-04-28
Research has found that eating a coastal diet cuts the risk of depression by reducing inflammation in the body
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7 OF THE BEST FOODS TO HELP BOOST YOUR HEART HEALTHAbi Jackson - 2020-04-27
Eating your way to a healthier ticker might be a lot easier – and tastier – than you think
NOT JUST A TREMOR: 10 EARLY SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW ABOUTLiz Connor - 2020-04-25
You may know the condition can cause shakes, but would you recognise any other telltale symptoms? TheBoldAge asks an expert to explain.
AS FIBRE IS HAILED AS LIFE-SAVING – 6 EASY WAYS TO HIT YOUR RECOMMENDED INTAKEPrudence Wade - 2020-04-24
It’s such an essential part of our diet, but chances are you’re not eating enough of it.
5 REASONS WHY BAKING IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH Jenny Stallard - 2020-04-22
With plenty of time on your hands why not try some relaxing baking with virtual friends
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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – THE MYTHS AND FACTS EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUTLiz Connor - 2020-04-21
It’s the most common form of dementia and rates are rising, but how much do you really know about this complex neurological disease?
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5 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF SNACKING ON ALMONDSLiz Connor - 2020-04-20
Whether eaten at your desk or sprinkled on your porridge, these nutrient-loaded seeds should be your go-to healthy snack
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THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK MILK INSTEAD OF WATER AFTER YOUR NEXT BOLDIE WORKOUTLiz Connor - 2020-04-20
Chugging a glass of the white stuff post-gym sesh could boost your fitness gains.
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THE 5 LIFESTYLE HABITS THAT COULD ADD A DECADE TO YOUR LIFELiz Connor - 2020-04-17
Scientists say that living a long life could be as simple as making a few changes to your daily routine.
DREAD GROWING OLD? HERE’S HOW TO AGE HAPPILY AND SEE GETTING BOLDER IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHTLiz Connor - 2020-04-15
As Boldies embracing the ageing process can be a positive experience – if you choose to see it that way. Psychotherapist Thomas Moore talks to TheBoldAge about the richness that can come with getting older.
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6 SIMPLE LIFESTYLE MEASURES TO HELP LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVELSLiz Connor - 2020-04-15
Regular exercise and some healthy food swaps can make a big difference to long-term heart health, a nutritionist tells TheBoldAge
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BOLD WOMEN: A PERSONAL BLOG ABOUT THREAD VEINSMarion Foreman - 2020-04-14
I’m really pleased with them – imagine us older woman saying that
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6 REASONS WHY WALKING IS THE MOST UNDERRATED FORM OF EXERCISELiz Connor - 2020-04-14
It may be simple, but walking really is one of the best – and cheapest – ways to boost mental and physical health. TheBoldAge finds out why.
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STRUGGLING TO SLEEP? 6 WAYS TO RELIEVE INSOMNIA NATURALLYLiz Connor - 2020-04-08
Poor sleep is bad news for our moods and health. Liz Connor asks experts for their top tips – without having to reach for sleeping pills.
7 INDOOR PLANTS TO BOOST YOUR HOME-OFFICE ENVIRONMENT AND PRODUCTIVITYHannah Stephenson - 2020-04-07
As research suggests plants can bolster workplace wellbeing in more ways than one, here are some low-maintenance options to consider.
10 WAYS FOR BOLDIES TO LIVE A LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIFELisa Salmon - 2020-04-04
After years poring over studies, two authors have sorted the shortcuts to living long healthy lives. Lisa Salmon finds out about the Age-Well Project.
MANY STUDIES SHOW THAT OUR DIETS ARE FAR TOO LOW IN NUTS – HERE’S HOW TO GET MORE INTO YOUR DIETLiz Connor - 2020-04-03
According to research, poor diet accounts for a fifth of all deaths globally.
BORED IN THE HOUSE, IN THE HOUSE BORED!Steve Foreman - 2020-04-02
TheBoldAge has some suggestions on how to make the best of things
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TOGETHER WE WILL GET THROUGH THISNigel Pritchard - 2020-03-31
TheBoldAge looks at 5 ways to support elderly relatives that are self-isolating.
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7 THINGS TO EAT AND DRINK TO HELP BEAT DISEASE – ACCORDING TO A HARVARD-TRAINED DOCTORLisa Salmon - 2020-03-30
In his book, Dr William Li explores how certain food stuffs can influence our health.
8 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR HOME A POLLEN-FREE ZONEAbi Jackson - 2020-03-25
Is your house hay fever-friendly? Abi Jackson reveals the practical steps sufferers can take.
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A HEARTFELT PLEA FROM DANCING FOR WELL-BEINGJackie Terry-Schuhmann - 2020-03-24
Jackie Terry-Schuhmann, the founder of Dancing for Well-Being, got in touch with TheBoldAge to see if we could help get the community tapping again. Here are her words.
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WHY DOES CORONAVIRUS MATTER MORE IF YOU ARE OLDER?Marion Foreman - 2020-03-19
Marion discusses why it's important to understand some of the facts behind the words
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HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEMENTIA – OVER HALF THE POPULATION DON’T REALISE THAT THEY CANLiz Connor - 2020-03-18
Only one in three adults in the UK believe it’s possible to influence their risk of the disease.
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MEDICATION THAT POTENTIALLY SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIAMarion Foreman - 2020-03-17
In this article we explore the medications that could potentially help with the symptoms of the condition.
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5 EASY WAYS TO GET MORE PROTEIN INTO YOUR DIET (WITHOUT EATING MEAT)Liz Connor - 2020-03-16
Keep your hunger under control and repair muscle damage with these top tips for boosting your intake
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LIVING WITH DEMENTIA – A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO YOUR HOME ENVIRONMENTMarion Foreman - 2020-03-15
From the 16th-22nd of March it is Brain Awareness Week:
BE BOLD BOLDIES – WHY NOT JOIN A CHOIR?Brian Thomas - 2020-03-14
The benefits of singing in a choir are numerous
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EATING YOUR 5 A DAY OF FRUIT AND VEG COULD LOWER STROKE RISKNigel Pritchard - 2020-03-11
Further support for following the European recommended guidelines
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SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOWMarion Foreman - 2020-03-11
A conversation with the acclaimed author Wendy Mitchell
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CORONAVIRUS: WHAT IS THE LATEST ADVICETheBoldAge - 2020-03-08
TheBoldAge explores 5 frequently asked questions about the illness
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5 TELLTALE SIGNS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE A MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCYLisa Salmon - 2020-03-08
From muscle cramps and migraines to chocolate cravings, these could all be signs you’re lacking in this important mineral
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7 SURPRISING THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GLAUCOMALiz Connor - 2020-03-08
TheBoldAge explores the common eye disease, glaucoma, with optometrist Dr Josie Forte
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TURMERIC: HEALTH FAD OR HEALTH FACT?Taylor Heyman - 2020-03-03
It may not actually be a miracle spice.
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THESE ARE THE 6 LIFESTYLE CHOICES A TOP CANCER PREVENTION PROFESSOR SAYS WE SHOULD ALL EMBRACELisa Salmon - 2020-03-01
As Dr Lorenzo Cohen explains the cancer-fighting ‘Mix of Six’ in his book, Lisa Salmon finds out more.
NUTRITION AND DEMENTIA: 5 FOODIE THOUGHTSMarion Foreman - 2020-02-28
Research shows a healthy lifestyle lessens your chances of developing dementia or helps in slowing it's progression if you do get it.
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SUPPLEMENTS TO SUPPORT A BOLD LIFESTYLESteve Foreman - 2020-02-27
Supplements are big business these days but are they beneficial?
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6 WARNING SIGNS THAT YOU MIGHT BE DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN DLiz Connor - 2020-02-25
As we look forwards to the improved weather and increasing levels of sunshine we discuss the importance of Vitamin D and recognising whether you have a deficiency
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DOES WINTER MAKE YOUR ARTHRITIS WORSE? HERE’S HOW TO PREVENT JOINT PAIN FLARE-UPS FROM COLD WEATHERLiz Connor - 2020-02-23
You can’t stop the cold and rain, but you can take steps to prevent winter wreaking havoc with your joints.
LIVING WITH DEMENTIA – WHAT CAN HELP?Marion Foreman - 2020-02-21
3 proactive tips to help those diagnosed with dementia
IS IT OK TO TAKE OUT-OF-DATE MEDICATION?Abi Jackson - 2020-02-15
How many times have you got to the cabinet and wondered whether you can still take out of date tablets?
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SOYA, OAT OR ALMOND? 4 OF THE MOST POPULAR MILK ALTERNATIVES EXPLAINEDLiz Connor - 2020-02-13
Know your soy latte from your almond flat white, with Liz Connor’s guide to dairy-free ‘milks’.
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SPOTTING DEMENTIA – IN YOURSELF AND IN OTHERSMarion Foreman - 2020-02-09
Diagnosing dementia early means that proactive support can be put in place to ensure loved ones are able to lead a fuller more independent life for longer
STI’S ARE RISING IN OLDER PEOPLE’Marion Foreman - 2020-02-07
STI’s are rising in older people’
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I AM NOT INDESTRUCTIBLEMarion Foreman - 2020-02-07
Marion Foreman discusses her recent serious illness and how it has changed the way she thinks
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STATINS: WE ASK WHAT’S THE DEBATE ALL ABOUT?Lisa Salmon - 2020-02-07
As well as being the most commonly prescribed medication in the UK, statins are among the most controversial.
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PILLS AND POTIONSMarion Foreman - 2020-02-07
Marion looks at popping pills as we age
THE MEANING OF LIFENigel Pritchard - 2020-02-07
As Boldies we say I am, not I was
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LEN GOODMAN: ‘I DANCE THE CHA-CHA-CHA NAKED FOR MY WIFE IN THE MORNING!’Gabrielle Fagan - 2020-02-07
The former Strictly favourite talks to Gabrielle Fagan about his enduring love for work, and why looking after his joints has been life-changing.
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FROM FASTER RECOVERY TIMES TO NEW MATERIALS: 7 WAYS HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY HAS ADVANCEDLisa Salmon - 2020-02-07
Andy Murray and a large number of 60-80 year olds have something in common - a hip replacement
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WHICH DIET IS FOR ME?Steve Foreman - 2020-01-27
There are so many diets to choose from, which is the right one for me?
WHAT IS DEMENTIA?Marion Foreman - 2020-01-27
What is dementia? Let's demystify this cluster of diseases, and help ourselves and those around us as we strive to make sense of new realities.