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Dear Doctors: My wife and I are lending my parents a hand during the lockdown. They’re in their 80s, and one thing we’ve noticed is how many meds they are taking. They’re from a bunch of different doctors, and some may even be duplicates. How do we get things organized?

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By Ask the Doctors • October 16, 2020

Dear Doctor: Would you please write about the risks of falls for the elderly, which can be fatal? The colonial houses in my area are dangerous and lead to many serious injuries and deaths. Now that so many of us are home alone more than ever, calling attention to this [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 9, 2020

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

Psychologists know a human’s need for interaction is fundamental, so it’s no surprise that feeling lonely also has significant health consequences.

By uclahealth • June 2, 2020

Learn more about why older adults, specifically those over the age of 60, are at an increased risk for complications from COVID-19. Plus, we offer strategies to keep seniors safe.

By uclahealth • May 5, 2020

Protect yourself during the coming flu season, which health officials predict will be a severe one, by getting a free flu shot 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. [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

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 By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

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, [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

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