About the Author

JoAnn Milivojevic

JoAnn Milivojevic

JoAnn Milivojevic is the Executive Editor of UCLA Healthy Years. Her mission is to help people feel better in their bodies. She does that by writing about health and wellness and teaching Pilates and yoga. As a freelance writer, she has enjoyed a satisfying career writing about everything from Caribbean travel to new medical discoveries. Among her published books are the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Back Pain and The Essential Guide to Healthy and Healing Foods. Her articles have appeared nationwide in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, American Way, Pilates Style, Baylor Innovations, and Massage Therapy Journal. She has blogged for a variety of clients, including the Chronic Disease Fund, and maintains her own blog at JoAnnMilPilates.com. Milivojevic has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Indiana University and did graduate work in creative writing at Columbia College, Chicago. She began her career as a writer/producer for public radio and public television. In addition to loving her work as a health writer, she enjoys dancing the Argentine tango.

Articles by JoAnn Milivojevic

Are You Tired All the Time?

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Are You Tired All the Time?

If you find yourself tired all the time, you may suspect a sleep disorder. And while that’s a good place to start, there may be other reasons for your daytime tiredness. “Fatigue and sleepiness are two different things,” explains clinical psychologist Jennifer Martin, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at

Nutrition Facts: Changes in Labeling Coming Soon

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Nutrition Facts: Changes in Labeling Coming Soon

For two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed current ingredient labels on food products with the goal of making them more informative for consumers. In late 2016, the FDA announced its results and a roll-out plan. According to a release, “January 1, 2020 will be the uniform compliance

Is Alzheimer’s Hereditary?

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Is Alzheimer’s Hereditary?

There are two types of Alzheimer’s disease—early-onset and late-onset. Both types have a genetic component, which leaves anyone who has relatives diagnosed with the condition wondering, “Is Alzheimer’s hereditary?” First, keep in mind that this is a very complex disease. Though your risk is higher if you have a family

Depression Medications: How They Work

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Depression Medications: How They Work

There is no one-size-fits-all depression medication, but there are certain types of medications that work well in many people. It may sound obvious to say that antidepressants are the first drugs prescribed for depression, but which antidepressant medication you take depends on a number of factors—among them the type of

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Vacationing With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Taking a vacation can be a wonderful way to renew and refresh body, mind, and spirit. But if you are a caregiver for someone who has dementia, you might be reluctant to take a trip. In the early stages of dementia, however, it may be quite possible and quite pleasurable.

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Hydrate to Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones have historically afflicted mostly men under the age of 60. That’s no longer the case. It’s now estimated that about 20 percent of men over age 65 form kidney stones. But it’s not just white men who are increasingly at risk. The incidence of kidney stones is also

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Do Short Workouts Work?

Lack of time is among the top excuses for not exercising. Well, that excuse may not hold up now that research is showing that short bursts of exercise can indeed be beneficial. Some findings suggest that as little as 30 minutes a week can provide health benefits. Getting started the

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Prolonged Use of PPIs Questioned

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are taken to reduce the pain of heartburn, peptic ulcers, and to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. Once available only by prescription, they are now sold over-the-counter under such brand names as Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. They are generally meant to be taken