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Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating are serious medical illnesses that can significantly disrupt lives, harm physical health and, in some cases, prove fatal...
Although many community-based organizations offer supportive services for patients with dementia and their families, no comprehensive programs have existed to meet patients' health needs and the...
Depression in the elderly is a much more common and widespread problem than many people realize. It is often undertreated or not addressed at all, even though depression can significantly affect an...
Assisted reproductive technology services extend beyond traditional infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, to fertility preservation and avoidance of heritable genetic and...
Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive...
UCLA is among the first medical centers in Southern California — and the only one in West Los Angeles — to offer a new breast imaging technology that improves breast cancer detection rates compared...
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...
Three years ago, Ann Donato was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The mitral valve that controls the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of her heart was leaking badly,...
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this region,...
The Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research at UCLA is on the cusp of transforming patient care through the development of personalized stem-cell-based...
Bernard Katz, MD , a UCLA primary-care physician, discusses how simple communication strategies can ensure that patients get the most from each visit. The abundance of health information on websites...
Dyslexia or reading disability is a common but often misunderstood learning disability that makes it difficult for people to understand the sounds that letters make and how they combine to give...
Thyroid nodules are common in adults but rare in children, affecting fewer than six children in 1 million in the United States each year. Despite relatively small numbers, the incidence is increasing...
Rather than parachuting in to treat impoverished populations and then leaving, American physicians on surgical missions need to cultivate relationships with their counterparts abroad as well as learn...
A generous gift by entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen will ensure that a cohort of the very best medical students will have the means to pursue their careers unburdened by debt.
In a new UCLA study, researchers, led by Robert L. Modlin, MD , chief of dermatology, demonstrate that certain bacteria can pretend to be viruses when infecting humans, allowing them to hijack the...
The national Institute of Medicine estimates that $750 billion is lost each year to wasteful or excessive healthcare spending. This sum includes excess administrative costs, inflated prices,...
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this region,...
More than 25-million Americans have diabetes, placing them at greater risk for developing limb threatening ulcers or wounds. The problem is often worsened by nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), which...
Doctors soon may have a new weapon against acne: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples. "Acne affects millions of people, yet we have...

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