Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH

Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH, clinical instructor, division of geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco. Board-certified in both geriatrics and internal medicine, she is founder of BetterHealthWhileAging.net, a website that provides practical information for older adults and family caregivers. She has a geriatric consultation practice in the Bay Area and writes about geriatrics and new technologies at GeriTech.org.


The OTC Painkiller Trap—How to Choose Between Acetaminophen and NSAIDs

Yes, you want relief, but many popular OTC painkillers can have dangerous—little-known—side effects. Read this before popping that pill…


Flu Can Be Missed…and Become Deadly

Older adults with the flu may not have classic flu symptoms—and thus may not be tested for flu, even when hospitalized. How to protect yourself.


Why Is Your Loved One Suddenly So Paranoid?

Increased paranoia is common among the elderly…but it is not a normal part of healthy aging. Here, what might be causing it…and what you can do about it.