Items Tagged ‘CDC’

Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

January 16, 2019

Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 condition called prediabetes. Risk factors for both […]

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Tags: A1c, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, healthy living, prediabetes, preventive care, primary care, The Checkup, type 2 diabetes


CDC Urges Early Vaccination for Flu

November 14, 2018

CDC Urges Early Vaccination for Flu

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 not received a flu vaccine. When […]

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Tags: CDC, fever, flu, flu shot, Flu vaccine, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

February 2, 2018

How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 patients over 6 months old get the flu […]

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Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cough, fatigue, fever, flu, flu prevention, flu symptoms, Flu vaccine, headache, runny nose, sore throat


Healthy travel tips

May 10, 2017

Healthy travel tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

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) Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Varicella (chickenpox) Polio Influenza (seasonal […]

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Tags: Caribbean, CDC, chickenpox, chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diphtheria, DTaP, fever, headache, hepatitis a, influenza


Don’t wait…communicate: September is National Preparedness Month

September 15, 2016

Don’t wait…communicate: September is National Preparedness Month

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

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 Nature’s fierceness on the news, it reminds […]

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Tags: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency, emergency preparedness starter kit, family communications plan, fierce storms, hurricanes, National Preparedness Month


Immunize children before school starts

February 26, 2016

Immunize children before school starts

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 California over the past year. “There are several vaccinations children are required to […]

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Tags: back to school, CDC, chicken pox, children, childrens health, Dr. Piper Calasanti, hepatitis b, immunization, measles, MMR, mumps, pertussis


Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

February 26, 2016

Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

  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. The first symptoms of measles are similar to other illnesses, which start with high fever, coughing and red, watery eyes for about […]

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Tags: CDC, Dr. James Cherry, infectious disease, measles, MMR, MMR Vaccine, UCLA Pediatric Infectious Disease, vaccination