Successful Aging

A weekly syndicated newspaper column by Helen Dennis

After 18 years and more than 875 columns, Helen continues to delight readers with her Successful Aging column for the Southern California News Group.  The syndicated column reaches more than 1.6 million readers weekly.

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May 17, 2019

Dear Readers,

Last week we identified age, genetics, smoking, exposure to ultraviolet rays and more as responsible for facial wrinkles and fine lines. This week we’ll address what might be done to diminish them.

Lifestyle counts. Here are just a few to consider:

Limit sun...

April 27, 2019

Q. At the risk of complaining, I am having vision problems that require monthly doctor visits, a sore back from overexertion, a skin cancer that needs removal and some daily aches and pains. I know these are not life threatening but they make me feel that the evils of...

February 21, 2019

Q. I am 79 years old and recently widowed. Since my regular primary care physician moved, I had to find a new one. Given my age, I decided to see a geriatrician. My initial visit was professional and thorough; the doctor was cordial, attentive and quite nice. Yet I jus...

February 8, 2019

Q. I am a 70-year old reader of your column. I attended a neuropathy seminar and subsequently went into the chiropractic office sponsoring the seminar for two consultations to determine if I needed neuropathy treatments. They said my situation was serious and I could e...

January 16, 2019

I am a 78-year old healthy woman facing a fourth surgery on my leg and am a bit depressed. Fortunately, I’ve recovered well from the previous three. Up until now I have been very active, hiking, traveling, dancing and continuing to work in my career. Several friends wh...

November 1, 2018

Dear readers,

Each October I write an anniversary column that reflects some of what I have learned from our readers during this past year. Every so often someone asks me, “Are you still writing the column?” The answer is yes. After 17 years and almost 850 columns, there...

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