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Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on the past and the future rather than on the present. And while technology may seem to make life easier, it also increases the demands on our time and attention. As a result, we are more stressed than ever before. [...]
By uclahealth • August 9, 2016
In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in [...]
By uclahealth • July 22, 2016
Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO [...]
By uclahealth • July 20, 2016
  From left to right: Myke Federman, MD, Valencia Walker, MD, Rebecca Wilkinson, Robert Kelly, MD, Karen Miotto, MD, Kanchana Wijesekera, PhD, Michelle Wu, MD, Jessica Lloyd, MD, Brenda Bursch, PhD, Samuel Martinez, MD, Ashley Jupin, Barbara Housel, Maegan Sinclair Cortez, Wendy Barrera, Alex Klomhaus, [...]
By uclahealth • June 21, 2016
Prescription testosterone may relieve symptoms, such as diminished sex drive or low energy levels, and improve quality of life – for the right person.  Here are four things you should know about this therapy option:
  1. Who would benefit from prescription testosterone? Testosterone levels begin to decline during [...]
By uclahealth • June 15, 2016
Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, [...]
By uclahealth • June 15, 2016
Mindfulness is everywhere these days, backed by science and shown to be helpful in lowering your blood pressure and beating back depression, decreasing your anxiety and increasing attention and focus, even fostering what scientists describe politely as less “emotional reactivity” and the rest of us would call fighting with [...]
By Mark Wheeler • June 7, 2016
May is Mental Health Month, and it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of depression — a condition that affects millions of Americans. Can you sort the facts from the myths? Sadness is common, but major depression is rare. FICTION. In fact, major depression [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
Infertility is more than a physical condition, however, as it can represent a deeply distressing experience for individuals and couples affected. For many, working through the many aspects of infertility can be filled with complicated medical decisions and feelings of sorrow, shock, anger or frustration. If you find yourself overwhelmed, [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016