Items Tagged ‘autoimmune disorders’

Sleep tight! (your health depends on it)

September 16, 2016

Sleep tight! (your health depends on it)

By uclahealth uclahealth

Want to lower your risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression – without leaving your house? Then go to bed! An often-ignored factor in improving our health is getting a good night’s sleep. We may view a solid 8 hours as a luxury, but it is actually an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Tags: arthritis, autoimmune disorders, bedwetting, depression, diabetes, diet, Dr. Alon Avidan, excessive daytime sleepiness, heart disease, insomnia, narcolepsy, neurologist


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs