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As the Biological Clock Winds Down
A study by researchers at UCLA and in Japan suggests a way to predict when a woman will have her final menstrual period. The findings could help...
Are You Vitamin-D Deficient?
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including...
Preventing Future Strokes
The results of a major, multicenter clinical trial to determine the best treatment for younger patients who have strokes that are potentially due to...
Michael Roizen, MD, on Staying Young
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Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the newly released update of YOU: The Owner’s Manual, takes his...
Avoiding Vaccines May Increase Complications
Measles, mumps and a host of other preventable diseases have declined dramatically since the advent of vaccines, yet some people don't follow...
A Good Night's Sleep Is No Luxury—It is Essential for Good Health
Everyone enjoys a good night's sleep, yet for many of us the recommended eight hours is a rare luxury. However, UCLA sleep experts caution that being...
Surgeons Solve a Baffling Auditory Mystery
UCLA physicians cure a patient with a rare disorder of the ear.
Varicose Veins Common, but Easily Treatable
Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as swollen, twisted clumps of blue or purple blood...
Blood Pressure Drugs Shown to Decrease Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia
A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans strongly suggests that taking certain blood pressure...
Choose Wisely When Considering Weight-Loss Surgery
"The surgery simply allows patients to get much more benefit out of proper eating and physical activity. But it will not do the job for them." A...
Med-Peds Physicians Bridge Gap Between Childhood and Adult Care
Transitioning from a pediatrician to an adult healthcare provider is not always easy, particularly for young patients who have grown up with a...
Specialized Diabetes Centers Focus on Prevention
Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but its incidence is increasing nationwide — fueled in large part by the fact that a large percentage of the...
Hyperbaric Medicine Offers Treatment Options
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not only a potential benefit for patients with wounds that won't heal due to diabetes or other causes, but it is...
Vaccines Just as Important for Adults as for Children
A one-time vaccination for shingles, recommended for all adults, can prevent the occurrence of a painful condition that is most common in the elderly...
Level 1 Trauma Centers Represent Lifeline for the Seriously Injured
Traumatic injuries — body damage from a physical impact or accident such as a motorvehicle accident, gunshot wound, blunt force or drowning —...
Newer Techniques Provide More Options for Fighting Acne
While most cases of acne are mild enough to be treated with over-the-counter medications, some 20 percent of patients require a more aggressive...
When 100 Percent Reliability Is Required Nothing Is Taken for Granted
The goal over the last 15 years has been to better define quality by actual measures, to collect the data from hospitals and to report it publicly
Hands-Only CPR Dramatically Increases Survival for Sudden-Cardiac-Arrest Patients
Most people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital will die within a few minutes or suffer permanent brain damage resulting...
Life-Saving Technologies Raise Critical Ethical Issues
Remarkable advances in technology have made it possible for medical teams at major centers such as UCLA to save the lives of patients who in years...
Simple Screening Catches Newborn’s Hidden Heart Condition
Before he was discharged from the hospital, baby Gaël Villegas received the standard panel of newborn screenings to check for genetic and metabolic...
Increased Tummy Time May Help Reduce Risk for Plagiocephaly
Newborns spend most of their time sleeping during the first few months of life as they grow, learn and gain the strength necessary to practice...
Getting Vaccinated Is Best Way to Avoid the Flu
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control now recommends the vaccination for nearly everyone 6 months or older at the beginning of each flu season. The...
Nadereh Pourat, PhD
In a country where the primary-care infrastructure is stretched to its limit and some 60-million people report that they have no regular doctor or...
Navigating the Ethics Maze
Remarkable advances in technology have made it possible for physicians to save the lives of patients who in years past would have had limited chance...
Healing the Youngest Brains
Jade Loop had the perfect pregnancy. So when she went into labor on September 26, 2012, Loop and her husband, Tomer DeVito, didn’t anticipate that...
Controversy Over Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Use
Steven Nissen, MD, discusses the controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all...
Field of Surgery Evolves as Advances Take Medicine in New Directions
Charles Brunicardi, M.D., the chief of the General Surgery Group and vice chair for surgical services for the Department of Surgery at UCLA Medical...
New “Breathing-Lung” Device Expands Opportunities for Donor Organs
UCLA’s lung-transplant team became the first in the country to successfully perform a “breathing-lung” transplant, using the experimental organ-...
Doctor-Patient Communication about Dietary Supplements Could Use a Vitamin Boost
Nearly half of all Americans take dietary supplements, but they can carry risk, including potentially adverse interactions with prescription drugs...
Fat Chance: Scientists Accidently Discover Stress-Resistant Stem Cells in Adipose Tissue
UCLA researchers have isolated a new population of primitive, stress-resistant human pluripotent stem cells that are easily derived from fat tissue...
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