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Red, Red Wine: A Balance Enhancer?

Red, Red Wine: A Balance Enhancer?

Although it may sound counter-intuitive, a substance found in red wine could help prevent mobility issues and reduce the risk of life-threatening falls amongst senior citizens, researchers announced during a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that took place in August of 2012. Lead researcher Dr. Jane E. Cavanaugh of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh,

Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves. This is usually due to the common occurrence of spinal degeneration that occurs with aging. It is a common cause of lower back pain, numbness or localized weakness in aging adults. In some cases,

Sex, Seniors and STDs

Sex, Seniors and STDs

Confirming what we already know, the Department of Health and Human Services reported than in 2011 and 2012, 2.2 million Medicare beneficiaries received free sexually transmitted disease screenings and counseling sessions.  In addition, more than 66,000 received free H.I.V. tests. But while it is certainly good news that Seniors are availing themselves of screening and

Is Casual Sex Satisfying?

Is Casual Sex Satisfying?

Well . . . it depends what you mean by satisfying and for which partner! Research involving 600 college students led by Justin R. Garcia, an evolutionary biologist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and researchers at Binghamton University found that women were twice as likely to reach orgasm from intercourse or oral sex

When Is A Glass of Wine Not A Glass of Wine?

When Is A Glass of Wine Not A Glass of Wine?

While most people think of a glass of wine as one serving, it could be closer to two or three. How much one pours is influenced by such environmental factors as the size, shape and color of the wine glass, researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities report, and that could have serious consequences when

“Turning Point” In Brain Disease Treatment

“Turning Point” In Brain Disease Treatment

A new discovery in the treatment of degenerative nerve cell disease has been characterized as a “turning point” in the fight against diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. In tests on laboratory mice, deaths from what is known as prion disease was completely prevented leading Professor Robert Morris from King’s College, London to say that

Thinking Of Taking A Cruise?

Thinking Of Taking A Cruise?

Cruising can be a wonderful way to get away for a while. But as a Suddenly Solo, there are some things to consider. If you have never been on a cruise before, you must do your research. For most cruise regions there are periods of peak demand (high season), moderate demand (shoulder season) and low

Should You Whiten Your Teeth?

Should You Whiten Your Teeth?

We at Suddenly Solo say YES. Research shows that a man’s smile is the first thing most women notice when meeting for the first time so literally putting your money where your mouth is will be worth it. Over the years, aging itself will darken your teeth . . . to say nothing about coffee,

Y U Should Txt In Emergencies

Y U Should Txt In Emergencies

Texting is a skill set that you should know. Besides it being the most common way that your kids or grandkids now communicate with each other, it is also a viable communications conduit in the event of a widespread emergency or disaster. By using text instead of the phone connection in such events, you leave

Don’t Be That “Needy” Guy!

Don’t Be That “Needy” Guy!

When you are re-entering the social scene as a Suddenly Solo, there is a tendency to forget the fact that we guys are more in demand now than when we were younger. It is natural to think in terms of how things used to be. As a result, it can happen that when you meet

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