UCLA Health

Here are 10 resolutions for better health at any age: Eat a well-balanced diet low in saturated fats. A Mediterranean, heart-healthy diet rich in olive or canola oil, fresh fish, lean meats, red wine...
Circumstantial evidence suggests a possible connection between the use of acetaminophen and the increasing rate of childhood asthma over the past three decades. However, two UCLA experts caution that...
What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans,...
“If we can eventually use ultrasound to predict whether certain treatments will work long term, we can improve treatment decision making and provide relief to patients much more quickly.”
The field of cardiac catheterization has benefited significantly from the advent of two technologies that create 3-D images. The techniques — rotational angiography and the fusion of X-ray and MRI/...
A team of UCLA expertshas introduced refinements to targeted biopsy of prostate cancer, greatly improving the ability to distinguish men who should have treatment from those who could defer. The new...
A good night's sleep is critical for a child's growing body and brain. A rested child learns better, remembers more and has an easier time staying focused at school. Children who get enough sleep...
Unlike a common rash that gradually goes away, eczema is a persistent condition that results in red, irritated and itchy skin. Continuous scratching may cause infected yellow crusts or bumps on the...
Dr. Nestor R. Gonzalez came to the United States from his conflict-torn homeland to build a career and advance the frontiers of medical knowledge. With an unusual combination of expertise in both...
Many infants and toddlers experience occasional episodes of wheezing caused by respiratory tract infections, but that doesn’t mean they suffer from asthma, a chronic disorder that causes swelling and...
Arthritis is a condition that affects people of all ages. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), is the most common form of arthritis in children and...
A new procedure, transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), enables doctors to replace damaged heart valves of patients who otherwise might not be candidates for open-heart surgery. TAVR allows...
Bug bites and stings usually cause momentary alarm, temporary discomfort and pain, but no serious or lasting health problems. However, some bites or stings may result in serious infections that...
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) represent a group of life-threatening heart malformations requiring intervention within the first days or weeks after birth. Although heart abnormalities...
When kids anticipate "going to the doctor," many become worried and apprehensive about the visit. Whether they're going for a routine exam or illness, kids are likely to have fears. If you detect...
UCLA offers a full-service fetal-cardiology program that interfaces with multiple disciplines - including maternal fetal medicine, pediatric and adult cardiology, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery,...
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted disease that is associated with several types of cancer. Parents need to make an informed decision about whether their children should be...
February is “American Heart Month,” along with the month we celebrate Valentine’s’ Day, so it’s a good time to focus on heart health. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Americans,...
Chickenpox, a common illness among children, causes a blistery rash and flu-like symptoms. Since the infection is very contagious, children should stay home until the rash and fever are gone...
High-risk pregnancies occur in less than 10 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S., but the complications for mother and baby can be serious, including preeclampsia, preterm delivery, miscarriage or...
“A friendship is a mutual relationship formed with affection and commitment between people who consider themselves as equals,” according to Fred Frankel, PhD, director of the UCLA Children’s...
An innovative program that exchanges the kidney from an incompatible family member or friend for a compatible kidney from a stranger is giving UCLA patients hope of being freed from the constraints...
UCLA provides a full range of treatment options for stress incontinence, from individualized regimens in a physical therapy program that focuses exclusively on pelvic floor issues to the most...
Resuming activity before an evaluation and complete recovery runs the risk of a recurrence and potentially harmful long-term effects.
Kidney disease is common in many of us as we get older, but we may not even know that we have it. It is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects more than 26 million Americans – one in...
Amid a growing recognition among psychiatrists that many people with addiction disorders also suffer from another psychiatric diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or attention...
Advances in growing embryos to an advanced stage of physiologic development have made single-embryo transfer a superior procedure for many patients seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF). Recent...
Ultrasound, an imaging technology long used to examine fetuses in the womb and peer into patients’ organs, is gaining wider acceptance for imaging joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments...
Bacterial and viral infections may have similar symptoms - runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat and difficulty sleeping - but they require different treatments.. Bacteria are single-celled...
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common problem after pregnancy that may be triggered when high levels of estrogen and progesterone abruptly return to normal within 24 hours after childbirth. An...

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