Items Tagged ‘asthma’

Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


Understanding sleep apnea in children

May 13, 2017

Understanding sleep apnea in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing during sleep, interrupting your child’s rest. […]

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Tags: adenoids, asthma, childhood obesity, children snoring, exercise, gastroesophageal reflux disease, healthy diet, mouth guard, peds pulmonology, polysomnogram, sleep apnea, sleep apnea in children


Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


Quick facts about flu shots

November 4, 2016

Quick facts about flu shots

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become […]

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Tags: antibodies, asthma, chronic medical conditions, congestive heart failure, cough, diabetes, Dr. T. Warner Hudson, flu, flu season, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine


October 21, 2016

I did this for myself but, in the end, it’s been the best thing for my family

By uclahealth uclahealth

Denise’s Story Total Lost: 148 pounds* I didn’t think it would affect my family as much as it has, in the positive. To see my children as proud of me as they are has been well worth everything. Throughout her life, Denise had wrestled with her weight. “As a child, I was always the heavy […]

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Tags: asthma, bariatric, bariatric surgery, blood sugar, diets, exercise, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, pre-diabetic, weight loss, weight-loss plans


October 19, 2016

My health has gotten so amazing with the weight loss

By uclahealth uclahealth

Cari’s Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I couldn’t fully enjoy my daughter due to my weight. I couldn’t teach her the outdoor activities I used to love. I felt like I wasn’t a good mom to her because I couldn’t be active, I couldn’t do things, I couldn’t run around with her… [Today] I eat […]

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Tags: asthma, back problems, bariatric, bariatric surgery, eating habits, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, obesity, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea


I will be eternally grateful. Dr. Chen and everyone involved with the program helped me save my life

October 8, 2016

I will be eternally grateful. Dr. Chen and everyone involved with the program helped me save my life

By uclahealth uclahealth

Laura’s Story Total Lost: 102 pounds lost so far* My story starts like most others: an overweight child grows into an overweight teenager, and then into a morbidly obese adult. After trying all the fad diets out there, losing weight only to gain it back and then more, I took an unusual step. I tried […]

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Tags: asthma, back pain, bariatric, bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Denise Garvey, Dr. Yijun Chen, dramatic weight loss, morbidly obese, obese, overweight, overweight teenager


Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

June 15, 2016

Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, air pollution can affect your health from head to toe, starting with these five […]

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Tags: air pollution, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cancer, chest pain, depression, emphysema, heart attacks, heart disease, heart failure, life expectancy, lung cancer


Does my child have asthma?

May 31, 2016

Does my child have asthma?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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Tags: asthma, children, children's health, health tips, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, respiratory diseases


Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation