Aging

Got Flu Shot?

December 11, 2019

Got Flu Shot?

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

Protect yourself during the coming flu season, which health officials predict will be a severe one, by getting a free flu courtesy of your 50-Plus Program membership. All 50-Plus members can obtain a voucher to redeem for a standard or high-dose flu vaccine at any CVS MinuteClinic in Southern California. The voucher is redeemable through […]

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Tags: CVS MinuteClinic, flu shot, flu shots


Being there for someone with anxiety or depression

December 11, 2019

Being there for someone with anxiety or depression

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

When a family member or friend is feeling sad or anxious, it can be awkward when you don’t know what to say. You want to help – and not make matters worse – but how? Dr. Emanuel Maidenberg, UCLA psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, has recommendations about how to help someone […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, friendship, psychotherapy, reassurance, UCLA 50 Plus Program


Ask the Doctors: Am I Too Old to Start Running?

December 11, 2019

Ask the Doctors: Am I Too Old to Start Running?

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

Q: I am 63 and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? A: We believe that it’s never too late to become physically active. And if you’re careful about how you begin – and maintain – your new exercise regimen, there’s […]

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Tags: Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, heart disease, physical activity, regular exercise, running, type 2 diabetes


UCLA Health experts offer tips for healthy travel

August 12, 2019

UCLA Health experts offer tips for healthy travel

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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

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Tags: 50 plus program, Dr. Anuradha Seshadri, Dr. Jennifer Yeung, internal medicine, measles, measles vaccination, UCLA Health Brentwood, UCLA Health Century City


A Vein Discussion

August 12, 2019

A Vein Discussion

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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.

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Tags: 50 plus program, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, endovenous thermal ablation, mechanochemical ablation, phlebectomy, ucla varicose vein clinic, varicose veins


Doc Talk: Q & A with Robert Ashley, MD

August 12, 2019

Doc Talk: Q & A with Robert Ashley, MD

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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 community about your wishes in emergencies.  They specify your medical preferences when you cannot […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, advance directive, Dr. Robert Ashley


Senior Scholars Stay Connected with Lifelong Learning

May 8, 2019

Senior Scholars Stay Connected with Lifelong Learning

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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 and follow along with class readings, but do not take tests, write papers or receive grades. Studies […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, Senior Scholars


Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

May 8, 2019

Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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 Americans a year and […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Dr. Fola May, fecal immunochemical test, FIT kit, gastroenterologist, polyps, precancerous polyps


UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

May 8, 2019

UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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 mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, ambulance, critical-care nurse, CT scanner, CT technologist, stroke, stroke neurologist, UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit


Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

May 8, 2019

Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

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 active member […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica