Items Tagged ‘geriatrics’

Improving your health, one physical at a time

August 3, 2018

Improving your health, one physical at a time

By uclahealth uclahealth

As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits entirely until an illness or injury crops up that requires immediate attention. Years can […]

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Tags: annual physical, Family Medicine, geriatrics, pcp, pediatrics, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, UCLA OB/GYN, wellness


Ask the Doctors - How can I make sure my dad's many pills are safe together?

March 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I make sure my dad’s many pills are safe together?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our elderly father is now seeing several specialists, all of whom have prescribed medications. My brothers and I are worried about how many pills Dad has been told to take, and the fact that these doctors don’t seem to be consulting with one another. How do we make sure the drugs are safe […]

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Tags: aspirin or antacids; vitamins, bleeding, confusion, dietary supplements, dizziness, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, geriatrics, herbal remedies, homeopathic, low blood pressure, medical history


Ask the Doctors - My wife's uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

March 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My wife’s uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My wife’s uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot — to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall asleep while reading and will […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, afternoon naps, breathing sounds, continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, deep sleep, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, geriatrics, heart, heart attacks, male


Ask the Doctors - How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

March 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m just about to turn 60, which — from what I’ve read — is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being […]

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Tags: Balance, cane, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, equilibrium, geriatrics, good balance, head trauma, muscle strength, old age, senior citizen, spatial orientation


Always choosing UCLA

August 11, 2017

Always choosing UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have severe arthritis and my ability to walk and move about is declining,” says 80-year-old Will Carter, who is in the geriatric ward at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “Apparently I have a very serious infection in the heel of one foot. So they have to get some problems and infections cleared up before […]

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Tags: elderly care, featured, geriatric unit, geriatrics, ucla geriatrics, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News


5 North nurses

August 7, 2017

5 North nurses

By uclahealth uclahealth

“All of our patients are really memorable,” says Hitomi Kalemkarian, pictured far left, a nurse in the geriatrics unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for three years. Pictured left to right: Hitomi Kalemkarian, Anna Navarro, Valerie Yeo, Brena Aco, Rosia Villalpando, and Gines Bagar. Hitomi continues, “They’re elderly so they often need more assistance. […]

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Tags: 5 north wing, elderly, elderly care, featured, geriatric unit, geriatrics, ucla geriatrics, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News


Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

December 12, 2016

Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Most of us enjoy the time we spend with friends and family over the holidays. But for many older adults, get-togethers can be especially stressful, confusing or even perilous when they are out of their regular environment and routines. Raising awareness of issues and situations that may arise with older guests can help make the […]

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Tags: Dr David Reuben, elderly, family, family dynamic, family gatherings, geriatrics, holidays, video


July 7, 2016

Caring, Competence and Teamwork produced Good Results

By berniehamilton berniehamilton

Caring, Competence, Teamwork and Good Results My dermatologist told me the biopsy indicated that the growth located on my face between my left ear and eye was Melanoma. He referred me to Dr. Fritz Eilber at UCLA, whom I met the day after Christmas. He reviewed the specifics of my case and told me that […]

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Tags: cancer, dermatology, Dr. Fritz Eilber, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, geriatrics, hematology, melanoma, oncology, patient stories, reconstruction


March 25, 2013

Geriatric Experience

By JohnL468 JohnL468

In early 1994 my mother, Aimee, was told that she had Alzheimer’s! I took her drivers license , got her a part time helper/driver and found out that her Non-UCLA MD would not see her anymore.We were fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. James W.Davis, Jr. at the UCLA Department of Geriatrics. Dr. Davis […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, geriatrics, nurses & staff, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica