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To Drink or Not to Drink

· · Aging & Independence

You’re dining with good friends at a nice French restaurant, and the waiter proffers a wine list. Must you decline and cheerfully order ginger ale?

Not necessarily, says Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Geriatrics. Alcohol offers a  … Read More

Should You Try to Raise Your HDL?

· · Heart Health

For many years, the formula for better heart health has included measures to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol while at the same time increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in their circulating blood.

And while a high level of LDL—the so-called “bad” cholesterol—continues to be recognized  … Read More

Best Ways to Treat and Prevent Recurrent UTIs

· · Pain

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection, but are also one of the easiest to treat and prevent.

Your urinary system includes the two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. UTIs occur when bacteria get into your urethra and travel up into the bladder.  … Read More

Take a Walk and Preserve Your Mobility

· · Mobility & Fitness

Doctors define mobility in older adults as the ability to walk 400 meters­—about a quarter mile—without help from a person or walker (a cane is okay), and without sitting down.

Most of us assume that we’ll be able to do this if we just stay physically active. But until recently, that  … Read More

Give Your Grip Strength a Hand

· · Mobility & Fitness

Are you losing your grip? Your grip strength comes into play whenever you open a jar or a door, carry grocery bags, or handle the steering wheel when driving your car. The strength of your grip is something you depend on every day. But you may not appreciate it until  … Read More



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