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  • The newsletter for the Generation eXchange (GenX) program has been published. You can download a copy of it here. Click to find out more >
  • Timeout: An innovative and unique intergenerational program at UCLA gives seniors an opportunity to mentor bright, enthusiastic college students while giving their caregivers a much needed break. Click to find out more >
  • Our dedicated doctors and nursing staff see patients Monday through Friday every week of the year. Click to find out more >
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  • UCLA Health System Geriatric Medicine now offers an innovative, managed care program for patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Click to find out more >
  • The 33rd Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review is returning to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California September 7-10, 2016. Click to find out more >

Recent GeroNet Updates

Aug 19, 2016
A study by Dr. David Merrill, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, finding that diet and exercise reduces the buildup of proteins linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s was covered Aug. 16 by HealthDay News, U.S. News & World Report, the Voice of America, Real Simple, KABC-Channel 7, KNX 1070AM and many others.
Aug 19, 2016
A UCLA study showing that Latinos age more slowly on a molecular level – enabling them to live longer despite facing greater health challenges – was covered Aug. 18 by Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Breitbart News, Long Term Living and Remezcla; Aug. 17 by CNN Espanol, Australian Network News, Psych Central, 24/7 Wall St., Latina magazine, Vivala, Sputnik News, Diario da Saude and Saude!Brasileiros; and Aug. 16 by United Press International, VICE Media, KTTV-Channel 11 News, Philadelphia’s CBS News affiliate, City News Service, My News LA, the Westwood Patch, the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Newsmax, Medical Daily, IMPACTO USA, EFE News, Panama’s La Estrella, America Economia and RT en Espanol. Lead author Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted.
Aug 19, 2016
Kaiser Health News reported Aug. 15 on the rising number of elderly patients on multiple medications that can produce dangerous drug interactions and serious side effects. Dr. David Reuben, chief of geriatrics; Dominick Bailey, geriatrics clinical pharmacist; and Dr. Maristela Garcia, director of the inpatient geriatric unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, were quoted. The article was syndicated by the Washington Post, Spartanburg Herald-Journal and Bellingham Herald.