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By uclahealth • September 28, 2020
About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible [...]
By uclahealth • January 16, 2019
From fall 2017 to spring 2018, flu severity was considered high across all age groups in the United States. As of October 27, 2018, there were 185 flu-related deaths in children reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about 80 percent of those children had [...]
By uclahealth • November 14, 2018
When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services [...]
By uclahealth • August 6, 2018
February is typically a peak month for flu activity. The flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which can lead to serious illness or even death. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend [...]
By uclahealth • February 2, 2018
Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels.
  • Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • [...]
By uclahealth • May 10, 2017
Horrific wildfires have displaced hundreds of California residents from their homes this summer.  Hurricanes and fierce storms in Florida and the Gulf Coast have damaged more homes, sending citizens fleeing for shelter.  And eight tornadoes carved through Indiana in August leaving scores homeless. Every time I witness Mother [...]
By Roxanne Moster • September 15, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c4iIhCE_b4 With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53t8MvJGrc   Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is spread when someone comes in direct contact with infected droplets through the air, says James Cherry, MD, UCLA pediatric infectious diseases physician. [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016