About the Author

JoAnn Milivojevic

JoAnn Milivojevic became the executive editor of UCLA Health’s Healthy Years in 2015 and has written numerous articles featuring some of the most preeminent and passionate scientists, researchers, physicians, and other medical experts at UCLA and other major medical centers. In addition to her leadership on Healthy Years, she also manages and edits the work of several authors whose work has appeared in Belvoir’s Special Health Reports. Topics include skin care, Alzheimer’s, depression, and exercise. JoAnn is the author of 10 Activities for Fun and Fitness, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Back Pain, and a contributing editor to The Essential Guide for Healthy and Healing Foods, and Tufts’ Eat Well & Exercise. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baylor Innovations, and Massage Therapy Journal. She was a blogger for the Chronic Disease Fund and a food/restaurant columnist for Conscious Choice magazine. She began her career in broadcasting and worked at several public broadcasting outlets, including WTTW/Chicago.

Articles by JoAnn Milivojevic

COVID-19 Precautions for Older Adults

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is an evolving public health issue, and public health officials are working diligently to understand and quickly communicate relevant information. Unfortunately, misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 is running wild. What should you really be doing and not doing? Who do you listen to?  How often should … Read More

Am I Depressed? These 10 Symptoms Can Tell the Story

The National Institutes of Health defines depression as a common but serious mood disorder. That may leave you still wondering, "Am I depressed?" The answer is: You're dealing with depression if your mood severely affects you how feel, think, sleep, work, and interact with others, and if your depression symptoms … Read More

Yoga Unites the Body and Mind

Yoga strengthens and stretches the body while also using the breath to focus and calm the mind. The practice offers multiple benefits for everyone, especially older adults. Yoga is a wonderful exercise on its own and a complement to other sports and physical activities. Originating in India, yoga has been … Read More

How To Fight Depression: 6 Steps to Higher Spirits

Depression manifests differently in everyone. Some people, especially the elderly, may think that feeling depressed is a natural part of aging. But depression isn’t normal at any age. How to fight depression? Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can take many lifestyle strategies to help yourself feel better quickly. 1. … Read More
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