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The stigma of obesity might be more pervasive.
Got grapes? UCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne. The team also found...
A psychologist investigates weight gain and metabolic changes.
UCLA has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spearhead an innovative project aimed at developing a wireless, implantable brain device that could help restore lost memory...
Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that affects balance and hearing. An estimated 615,000 people in the United States have the condition, and more than 45,000 new cases are diagnosed...
Two decades ago, patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) had no medical treatment options and death was frequently imminent. Today, there is an arsenal of FDA-approved and...
“Since the 1990s, the emphasis has been on trying to get the best possible vision without glasses, both from better surgery and the type of lens we implant.”
The impact of the nation’s obesity epidemic is felt in nearly all areas of medicine, including reproductive healthcare. Overweight is defined as a BMI (body mass index) between 25 and 29 kg/m and...
TomoTherapy is used at UCLA to treat a wide variety of cancers, but is particularly well suited for challenging cases involving large areas, or when the dose needs to be specially shaped to conform...
Physicians Identify New Ways to Manage Patients with Chronic Pain
Endometrial cancer care at UCLA is part of an environment of innovation, where the latest therapies are offered while new techniques are developed and tested to further improve patient outcomes...
Bewilderment and anxiety often shadow patients following a diagnosis of cancer.
As the Baby Boomers age, knees and hips are blowing at record rates. Surgery is a salvation for many, but in this era of cost containment, is the price tag too high?
“If patients are seen regularly and comply with their doctor’s instructions, the chances of going blind from glaucoma are actually very low.”
Epilepsy affects almost 3 million Americans, and between 25 and 44 percent of these patients have medically intractable seizures. Uncontrolled seizures are associated with significant emotional,...
When surgeons opened Brad Carter’s skull to perform a delicate operation to calm his tremors, they invited the public to watch at #UCLAORLive. The patient even contributed to the social-media...
Having survived the challenge of a life-threatening illness, some patients seek ways to challenge themselves in other areas of their lives.
The ability to mine nearly limitless quantities of information will dramatically change research and the clinical practice of medicine.
After three years of normal Pap test results, most women can increase the screening interval from one to three years
Daylight Saving Time begins March 11 to make the most of sunlight during the warm summer months. However, springing forward one hour can disrupt our sleep patterns. As we grow older, we may notice...
Keeping track of your medications may not be a priority on your “to-do” list, but failure to properly monitor and take your medications can have serious health consequences. Adverse drug reactions...
Much of the excess cost and waste in health care can be attributed to unnecessary tests and procedures. By some estimates, as much as 30 percent of all health care spending is considered wasteful...
Visual changes occur with aging. Some changes lead to significant visual impairment in elderly persons that affects their ability to perform daily functions. This functional decline, in turn, results...
Falls are common among the elderly and broken hips from falls are a leading cause of death or significant functional decline in adults over age 65. As we age, health problems and the accompanying...
Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, is a common affliction as one ages. It is often an underreported problem because many elderly patients think urine leakage is a natural part of...
Elderly people are at highest risk for heat-related illnesses. Chronic medical conditions and physical changes that occur with aging make it more difficult for their bodies to cool in very hot...
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 women and physicians gauge the onset of menopause-...
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 bowed legs that are seen in some older people today...

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