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UCLA Health 50+ seminars continue to be available – now via Zoom! We want to keep you connected and engaged with the latest information and resources to ensure your continued health and well-being.

Click here to see our calendar listings.  Sign up for health talks that interest you, and after [...]

By uclahealth • July 22, 2020

UCLA Health experts are offer health tips, travel vaccines and consultations to ensure your dream vacation does not become a travel health nightmare.

By UCLA50Plus • August 12, 2019

Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men during their lifetime. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat this condition.

By UCLA50Plus • August 12, 2019

Dr. Robert Ashley is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Advanced Directives

Do I really need an advanced directive?

Unequivocally, yes. Advance Directives are forms providing direction to both family members and the medical [...]

By UCLA50Plus • August 12, 2019

UCLA Senior Scholars is a membership program that provides opportunities for older adults to connect with UCLA’s academic community.

Membership benefits include auditing privileges at more than 100 UCLA undergraduate courses in various subject areas. Members attend lectures [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019
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March was “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” to help raise awareness of the importance of screening to help prevent one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Are you due for a screening?Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. It affects 150,000 [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP6cx2QH87Y What is the mobile stroke unit?

Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke and every four minutes, someone will die as a result of the disease. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health launched the first By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

Meet John “JJ” Goldrick, who volunteers at the information desk at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

JJ, 72, volunteers three days a week, and has been doing so since 2013. He is also a member of the hospital’s patient-family advisory council, an ambassador for the American Red Cross-Santa Monica Bay chapter and an [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019
Many seniors avoid exercise because they are afraid they may fall and hurt themselves. But exercising can actually reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Sweat-inducing exercise — defined as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week — improves [...]
By uclahealth • July 22, 2016