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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...
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...
When actress Angelina Jolie disclosed last spring that she had undergone a double mastectomy and intended to have her ovaries removed as prophylactic measures to reduce her risk of inherited breast...
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...
By using SOLITAIRE in combination with tPA, physicians at advanced stroke centers will be able to reliably open the arteries in 80-90 percent of their patients, an unprecedented success rate.
Resuming activity before an evaluation and complete recovery runs the risk of a recurrence and potentially harmful long-term effects.
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...
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...
Assisted reproductive technology services extend beyond traditional infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, to fertility preservation and avoidance of heritable genetic and...
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...
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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