Items Tagged ‘chronic disease’

Having a Primary Care Physician Can Make You Healthier

July 17, 2019

Having a Primary Care Physician Can Make You Healthier

By uclahealth uclahealth

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) involving more than 70,000 Americans found that having a primary care physician (PCP) may improve long-term health. People with a PCP were more likely to have a preventive health visit in the previous year and to take prescription medicines routinely. They reported a […]

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Tags: chronic disease, pcp, preventive medicine


A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

November 21, 2017

A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year’s plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our health first? UCLA Health doctors and […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, Dana Hunnes, diabetes, dietitian, dr zhaoping li, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, Dr. John Mafi, dr. marilene wang, Erin Morse, health, obesity


Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep


Diabetes 101: The class that could save your life

October 13, 2016

Diabetes 101: The class that could save your life

By uclahealth uclahealth

Approximately 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, a chronic disease that affects how your body processes glucose (a type of sugar) in your blood. When you have diabetes, choices you make throughout your day can have a significant impact on your health. That’s why it’s important to make sure your choices are healthy ones. […]

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Tags: blood-sugar levels, chronic disease, diabetes, diabetes management, diabetes workshop, diet, Dr. Matthew Freeby, endocrinologist, exercise, glucose