Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, MD

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Affiliation:

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.

    While kidneys from older donors can't provide younger patien...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows.

    The research, conducted by the Alzheimer's Association, involved patients whose Medicare records l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in older people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests.

    On the other hand, a high body-mass index (BMI) and poor heart health are...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat a wide range of health problems may be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    Anticholinergic medications include those used for conditions such as allergies (for example, Benadryl), overactive b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people age 70 or older who struggle with a chronic illness, loneliness is often a complicating factor, a new study finds.

    Canadian researchers looked at 121 older adults, mostly in their 70s. They found that feelings of loneliness rose after t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    That number declines in younger age brackets, with just 2 percent of Americans ages 60 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't live on their own anymore, a physician says.

    Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

    A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.

    Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, more than one-third of the more than 10,000 weather-related deaths in the United States occur because of extreme heat conditions, according to recent federal statistics.

    Now, a new study finds that heat stroke is the leading cause of h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A high-dose influenza vaccine is better than the standard vaccine for frail seniors under care in nursing homes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that the high-dose shot produces a stronger immune response in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than w...Full Article