Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

How to Talk to Your Teen About Opioid Drugs

buying opioidsSimply-Women-logo Guest Blogger: Stephanie Manzi, LMHC, program director of Motivating Youth Recovery, a 24-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program for adolescents 13- to 17- years of age located at Community Healthlink in Worcester.

Many parents don’t believe their teen would ever misuse opioids. As someone who works with youth in recovery, however, I’m here to tell you that it can and does happen—even in the “best” of families.

Eye Love: Caring for your Aging Eyes

woman wearing glassesSimply-Women-logo Did you know that women are more likely than men to have glaucoma? They also are more likely to become visually impaired or blind due to glaucoma. And, statistics show that women are 24 percent less likely to be treated for the disease, which could be due to the fact that it often presents no symptoms until vision loss begins.

Colorectal Cancer: Education = Prevention

listen to your bodyDid you know that colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in young adults? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and this cancer doesn’t discriminate. In fact, there has been a 51 percent increase in young-onset colorectal cancer incidence. One in seven of those young adults are diagnosed under the age of 50, and they more likely are discovered in stages III or IV when the disease is hard to treat. Early detection is key so become aware of the symptoms, and listen to your body. Educate yourself by looking at this infographic.