Category Archives: Health issues/medical

This baby boomer is sick of drug ads

If you watch television, you can’t miss ‘em: the relentless barrage of ads for prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat virtually every malady under the sun. In fact, the Nielsen Company estimates that there’s an average of 80 drug ads every hour of every day on American television. It’s enough to make you sick. While […]

Toilet talk: Let’s go with the flow

So let’s talk about toilets. That’s what a friend and I did over lunch recently as we brainstormed Boomer Haiku topics. She pointed out that this once-pedestrian bathroom fixture – long a lowly receptacle that no one discussed in polite company – has been elevated to virtual rock star status in some homes. I sh*t […]

Weird medical advances boomers can (maybe) use

Many medical advances we take for granted today were the stuff of science fiction when we boomers were growing up. Now that we are grown up, medical science continues to make some incredible discoveries. For inquiring minds that want to know, here’s some recent medical news you might find useful (or at least amusing): A […]

Medical upselling: Would you like fries with that?

When you buy a car, you can count on the salesperson to try and upsell you, whether it’s for a more expensive option package or rustproofing the undercarriage. And you can’t buy any type of electronics or appliance these days without being offered an extended warranty. I get it—that’s how folks in retail make more […]

Finally, a reason NOT to lose weight!

Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne back in the 1930s, is credited with saying, “No woman can be too rich or too thin.” Well, ladies (and gents, too, for that matter), medical science tells us otherwise – at least when it comes to the “thin” part. A […]