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 [...]
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 [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug5GHEGaask 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 [...]
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 mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid [...]
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 [...]