Aging

There is no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but Dr. David Reuben, chief of the division of geriatrics at UCLA Health, says there are guidelines that can help determine whether [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 1, 2018

Dear Doctors: I love to go for long walks and lately have noticed that I’m developing pain in my hip joints. I think that’s just part of aging but my daughter is urging me to try a glucosamine supplement. Can this really be helpful? Dr. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • April 25, 2018

Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • April 24, 2018

Lots of people have bedroom eyes – a lazy, heavy-lidded gaze that conjures up seduction. But if you’re 50 or older and your lids remain half-closed when you open your eyes, you may be a candidate for surgery to correct ptosis (pron: toe-sis), or droopy upper eyelids. Insurance often [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • December 5, 2017

Look closely at the brain scans above, and one of the first things you notice is how the ventricles – the dark, butterfly shapes in the middle of the brain -- are much larger in the [...]

By Leigh Hopper • August 1, 2017

Are you concerned about a loved one’s memory beginning to slip? The onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can be a scary and emotionally painful point in a person’s life and the lives of his or her friends and family. Catching the early signs of cognitive decline [...]

By uclahealth • May 8, 2017

Americans seem more polarized than ever when it comes to their political beliefs, a division brought into sharp relief during the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. That worries Dr. Mario Mendez, a professor in residence of neurology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA; the level of discord [...]

By Leigh Hopper • March 20, 2017

The CNN analysis is disturbing. The conclusions even more so. By combing through state and federal data, by interviewing both regulators and victims, and by reviewing cases that finally went to court, two CNN reporters paint a picture of sexual assault and abuse in the nation’s nursing homes that [...]

By Tami Dennis • March 2, 2017

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a job nobody would choose. But with more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a reality for many families. In honor of Family Caregiving Month, Zaldy S. Tan, MD, the medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer's and [...]

By uclahealth • November 8, 2016

Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams In my practice as [...]

By Reggie Kumar • September 19, 2016