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 [...]
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 you [...]
Psychologists know a human’s need for interaction is fundamental, so it’s no surprise that feeling lonely also has significant health consequences.
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
UCLA Health experts are offer health tips, travel vaccines and consultations to ensure your dream vacation does not become a travel health nightmare.
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.
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 speak [...]