What Improves Sex? For Boomers, a New Hip or Knee

If  your joints hurt when you move, it’s no surprise that your sex life suffers as well. But as more boomers get hip- or knee-replacement surgery, they’re finding an added benefit: a better love life. Among 147 joint-replacement patients (average age: 57) surveyed in a new study, most said their arthritis had interfered with their sex lives, the New York Times reported. After surgery, 81 percent of those who said their sex lives had suffered as a result of a …

Getting a New Hip or Knee? Your Heart Attack Risk Could Rise

When Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, 61, went in for knee surgery last month, he thought it was no biggie. After all, half a million older Americans this year will do the exact same thing – get a worn-out, aching knee joint replaced. What Lopez didn’t expect was to have his heart stop in the recovery room. A quick-thinking nurse immediately started chest compressions, and Lopez is alive to write about the experience, but a new study suggests his …

The Takeaway: Boost Your B-12 for Brain Health; Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

Vitamin B12 is good for your brain; exercise and weight loss could negate need for knee replacement surgery.