Items Tagged ‘David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA’

Pilot program trains high school students as diabetes prevention coaches

January 2, 2019

Pilot program trains high school students as diabetes prevention coaches

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights UCLA community engagement program partners with MiOra and Compton schools to expand diabetes prevention program. Students, certified as diabetes prevention program coaches, will conduct educational sessions within their communities. Educational program targets residents of East Compton and Inglewood who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Residents of East Compton and Inglewood […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, diabetes, diabetes prevention training, UCLA Diabetes Prevention Program


Collaboration opens doors to health care careers for underserved teens

October 2, 2017

Collaboration opens doors to health care careers for underserved teens

By Amy Albin amyalbin

High school senior Genesis Morales thought she knew what she wanted to do with her future, but after completing a special Turner-UCLA Allied Health internship this summer her plans changed direction. “Previously, I was interested in working in substance abuse because I know people who have dealt with that and it’s a really difficult subject,” […]

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Tags: Allied Health, community engagement, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Carol Mangione, Dr. Kelsey Martin, Heart of Los Angeles, Lauren and Robert Turner, Turner-UCLA Health Allied Health internship


Maybe that upset stomach is just an upset stomach – and maybe it's not

March 27, 2017

Maybe that upset stomach is just an upset stomach – and maybe it’s not

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

An upset stomach can’t be ignored – go ahead, try it – but that doesn’t mean you should panic either, as those of us who have spent too much time Googling our various aches and pains are wont to do. “If it lasts for a day or two, it’s usually nothing to worry about,” said Dr. […]

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Tags: alarm features, blood in the stool, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, difficulty swallowing, digestive diseases, Dr. Carl Nordstrom, Dr. Eric Esrailian, duodenum, esophageal problems, heartburn, persistence of symptoms, small intestine


Shift in back pain guidelines favors non-medication therapies

March 24, 2017

Shift in back pain guidelines favors non-medication therapies

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, the new recommendations favored non-invasive treatments such as exercise and heat therapy. The previous guidelines, issued in […]

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Tags: Back Pain Quality Improvement program, back pain treatment, back surgery, BPQI, chronic back pain, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. John Mafi, lower back pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs


Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

March 21, 2017

Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

By Phil Hampton phampton

  Challenging more than a century of medical tradition, a UCLA doctor is exploring whether antibiotics can be an effective alternative to surgery for treating appendicitis. Dr. David Talan, an emergency medicine and infectious diseases specialist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is study director of a 1,500-patient, $12-million national clinic trial. […]

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Tags: appendectomy, appendicitis, appendix, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. David Talan, emergency medicine, News & Insights, surgery



Switzer Prize recognizes medicine's unsung heroes

January 3, 2017

Switzer Prize recognizes medicine’s unsung heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

To honor the efforts of biomedical scientists, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is awarding its first annual Switzer Prize this spring. The Switzer Prize recognizes the contributions of an individual biomedical investigator whose basic research has led to breakthroughs in patient care. Most biomedical scientists spend their days working to increase our fundamental understanding […]

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Tags: biology, biomedical investigator, biomedical scientists, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, drugs, education, researchers, Switzer Prize, treatment procedures, vaccines


School of Medicine forums explore pathways to social change

December 7, 2016

School of Medicine forums explore pathways to social change

By uclahealth uclahealth

It has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles community and the nation as a whole as gun violence continues to disproportionately affect the African American community. To help the community heal and bring about change, the dean’s office at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is hosting a series of open […]

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Tags: African American community, awareness, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, dental students, Dr. Clarence Braddock III, Dr. Kelsey Martin, Dr. Lynn Gordon, equality, equity, faculty, gender, graduate students


Hot news flash! Menopause speeds up aging.

November 2, 2016

Hot news flash! Menopause speeds up aging.

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the results could […]

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Tags: aging, aging-related diseases, biological age, biological clock, cardiovascular disease, chronological age, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, dry skin, epigenetic clock, estrogen, genetics, hormone therapy


Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

July 13, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help their parents pick grapes from the sweltering farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley. “She said, ‘You have to get an education, so you don’t work in the dirt like us,’ […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, family, farm worker, grape picker, gynecology, high achievers, Hispanic, immigrant, Latino, low-income, Mexico, minority