Sexually transmitted diseases and dating
Meanwhile, the incidences of chlamydia rose 27 percent among all ages, and double that among those age 55 to 64.
As a result of the national trend among seniors, Medicare is considering providing coverage for STD screenings for seniors.
Because STDs often have no symptoms, they frequently go untreated and make seniors more prone to other infections, Salagubang said.
And these infections will make other conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, worse.
"The flower children who were in their 20s back in the 1960s are now in their 70s," said Salagubang.