Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, MD

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  • 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 Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

    Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.

    The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-relate...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests.

    The study of 10 centers in New York state found that, in the space of just one month, nearly 20 perce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey.

    The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonw...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in high-income English-speaking countries tend to grow more satisfied with their lives as they age, but that's not the case in many other nations, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from people around the world and found...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, according to new research.

    A RAND Corp. study put a price tag on the time and wages that caregivers ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild concussion after age 65 might boost your risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

    Head injuries seem to pose special hazards for seniors compared to those in upper middle age, the researchers said.

    "This was surprising an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infection rates within U.S. nursing homes are on the rise, and that trend will continue until better hygiene practices are put in place, a new study suggests.

    "Infections are a leading cause of deaths and complications for nursing home resident...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals that pull out all the stops to rescue surgical patients in crisis are slightly better at saving lives, but the cost of such heroism is questionable, a new study suggests.

    Highly aggressive hospitals are about 5 percent better at saving...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds.

    The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is often mistaken for depress...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    Deaths from overdoses of drugs such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and oxycodo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests.

    At issue are the cholesterol-lowe...Full Article

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA-approved treatment options for Alzheimer’s treat the symptoms, not the cause. The goal of the treatments is to reverse the forgetfulness and other symptoms, restoring the patient to the cognitive level of one year earlier. The drugs cannot

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  • Zaldy S. Tan, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Geriatrics

    Alzheimer’s disease progresses slowly. It develops over the course of several years to a decade. The disease affects a person’s abilities in roughly the reverse order that we acquire these abilities during childhood. For example, a newborn can breathe, suck and swallow. As the child grows, he or she begins to

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