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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...
Choose Wisely When Considering Weight-Loss Surgery
"The surgery simply allows patients to get much more benefit out of proper eating and physical...
Med-Peds Physicians Bridge Gap Between Childhood and Adult Care
Transitioning from a pediatrician to an adult healthcare provider is not always easy, particularly...
Specialized Diabetes Centers Focus on Prevention
Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but its incidence is increasing nationwide — fueled in large part...
Hyperbaric Medicine Offers Treatment Options
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not only a potential benefit for patients with wounds that won't heal...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Life-Saving Technologies Raise Critical Ethical Issues
Remarkable advances in technology have made it possible for medical teams at major centers such as...
Simple Screening Catches Newborn’s Hidden Heart Condition
Before he was discharged from the hospital, baby Gaël Villegas received the standard panel of...
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...
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...
Nadereh Pourat, PhD
In a country where the primary-care infrastructure is stretched to its limit and some 60-million...
Navigating the Ethics Maze
Remarkable advances in technology have made it possible for physicians to save the lives of...
Healing the Youngest Brains
Jade Loop had the perfect pregnancy. So when she went into labor on September 26, 2012, Loop and...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
WALL-E, Meet EVA: Robo-doc Navigates on Its Own
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was the world’s first hospital to introduce a remote-presence...
Stem-Cell Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Advances Toward Clinical Trials
Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at...
New Clues to Cause of Human Narcolepsy
More than a decade ago, UCLA researchers demonstrated that a lack of hypocretin-containing neurons...
Why Alzheimer’s Meds Rarely Help
The nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association projects that the number of people living with Alzheimer’s...
Antihistamines May Pose Risk to Women with Severe Morning Sickness
Women with severe morning sickness who take antihistamines to help them sleep are significantly...
Potential New Treatment to Stop Alzheimer’s Disease
UCLA researchers in March 2012 reported the development of a molecular compound called CLR01 that...
Imaging the Impact of High-Impact Sports
Despite the devastating consequences of traumatic brain injury and the large number of athletes...
In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects
In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly...
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