Articles tagged with 'geriatrics' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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2020
November
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes have continued virtually since March, and early results su...
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July
15,
2020
| 08:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Maurice Turner, MD, was a young boy growing up in the San Diego area, his maternal grandmother would tuck him and his two older brothers into bed. Then she’d whisper into their ears, “I want you to become a doctor.” His brothers went in other...
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July
07,
2020
| 09:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than 450 older adults learned their weekly exercise classes offered through the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics Program were on hold. But under the quick-thinking direction of geriatrician Allison Moser Ma...
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April
06,
2020
| 14:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
For the past two years, more than 450 elderly adults have gathered weekly for Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place, or LEAP, classes led by the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics Program. But with recent mandates for the nation to practice social distancing -- a...
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March
19,
2020
| 05:28 AM America/Los_Angeles
Although some people who come down with COVID-19 experience few or no symptoms, others may not be as resilient, especially if they have longstanding health issues.Cedars-Sinai experts say the following groups should take extra care in trying to avoid...
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2019
November
26,
2019
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
The holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration and togetherness, but they can be tough on older adults who run a high risk of being socially isolated. Social isolation can be easily overlooked as a health concern even though it can have th...
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September
23,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. And often, seniors don't realize why they are at ...
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August
07,
2019
| 09:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Zab Mosenifar, MD, professor and executive vice chair in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, was recently interviewed by longtime BBC correspondent Peter Bowes for his 100th episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. The nearly one...
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June
18,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Melinda Goldrich and Andrea Goldrich Cayton have donated $10 million in honor of their late father, Holocaust survivor and prominent Los Angeles real estate developer Jona Goldrich, Cedars-Sinai announced today. The gift will establish the Jona Goldr...
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2018
December
20,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the midst of wrapping presents, stuffing stockings and shopping for family holiday dinners, hosts also need to make sure their home is safe for elderly guests. A Cedars-Sinai doctor offers safety reminders to help you prepare for these elderly vis...
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August
06,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
At a recent workout in Los Angeles, twenty shadow boxers throw their fists in the air, shouting and counting their punches. But unlike most gym classes in the youth-obsessed city, everyone in this room is over 65 years old. In partnership with ...
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2017
December
12,
2017
| 01:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely, which can be harmful to their health. Loneliness is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, stroke and hear...
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September
15,
2017
| 06:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
Every year, millions of senior citizens fall — threatening their health, independence and even their lives. Fall injuries also rack up $31 billion annually in medical expenses, which is expected to rise as 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day....
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