Items Tagged ‘diabetes’

Ask the Doctors - Should I take a statin just in case?

March 22, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take a statin just in case?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: A news report recently said that statins are underused. I’m 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case? Dear Reader: Statins, which are a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, have consistently shown benefit in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people who have had a previous heart attack […]

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Tags: angina, C-reactive protein, cholesterol, crp, diabetes, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, family history of heart disease, heart attack, hypertension, low-density lipoprotein, normal cholesterol


Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism


Early detection critical to treating glaucoma

January 24, 2018

Early detection critical to treating glaucoma

By uclahealth uclahealth

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States — nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are reminding the public […]

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Tags: blindness, comprehensive eye exam, corneas, detection, diabetes, eye drops, eye exam, eye injury, eye trauma, farsighted, glaucoma, high blood pressure


How to have a healthy new year with diabetes: 5 tips

January 5, 2018

How to have a healthy new year with diabetes: 5 tips

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Let’s be honest. Nearly everyone has a health-related resolution for 2018. But with diabetes a growing epidemic and one of the leading causes of death in the country, it is especially important that diabetics – already more than 10 percent of the population — make a commitment to improving their health this year. “Diabetes doubles […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, new years resolutions, Susan Ahern MD, UCLA Division of Endocrinology, UCLA endocrinologist, UCLA Health Ventura


For diabetics, blurry vision is cause for concern

November 29, 2017

For diabetics, blurry vision is cause for concern

By uclahealth uclahealth

There are many things that can cause eye strain and blurry vision, such as spending a lot of time in front of a screen. But blurry vision is also a common warning sign for diabetes. If not caught early or properly managed, diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the retina — a layer […]

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Tags: blurry vision, cataract, diabetes, diabetes and eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, eye care, eye exam, glaucoma, healthy eyes, healthy vision, retina, retinal damage


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 Ryan Hatoum

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


Kids with diabetes can still enjoy Halloween

October 6, 2017

Kids with diabetes can still enjoy Halloween

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

    It’s October, when summer heat gives way to autumn crispness and kids’ thoughts turn to costumes, candy and the other sweet-tasting goodies of Halloween. There’s one group of children, however, who can’t splurge like most others: those with type 1 and 2 diabetes. The good news is that they don’t have to miss […]

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Tags: blood glucose spikes, candy, candy buyback, childhood diabetes, children with diabetes, diabetes, Dr. Steven Mittelman, Halloween, low-carb snacks, low-sugar snacks, pediatric diabetes, sugar-free candy


September 11, 2017

A miracle

By Betty Betty

I was sick with uncontrollable diabetes. I would puff up and my face would look like a strawberry. I got Cushing’s disease. It affected my left leg and I kept falling. My bones deteriorated and I broke my ankle in 3 places. I was anxious and depressed. I had surgery for 3 adrenal tumors and […]

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Tags: active person, adrenal tumors, blood pressure medication, cortisone therapy, Cushing's disease, depressed, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart attack


Nervous system doesn't form as we thought; finding could aid nerve repair

June 7, 2017

Nervous system doesn’t form as we thought; finding could aid nerve repair

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

It’s time to rewrite the textbooks. A new study from Samantha Butler of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA has overturned long-standing theory about how our nervous systems develop. Butler’s findings could lead to new medical treatments that help nerves regrow and reconnect – whether they’ve been […]

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Tags: axons, diabetes, nerve damage, nerve regeneration, nervous system, nervous system development, neurons, research, samantha butler, stem cells, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, veterans


Women's Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

February 22, 2017

Women’s Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Seeing red? February is Women’s Heart Month, and each year women around the country wear scarlet to raise awareness of the risk heart disease poses for women. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Yet, experts say, many […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, alcohol consumption, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, blood sugar, chest pain, cigarette smoking, diabetes, Dr. Karol Watson, fluttering heartbeat, healthy weight, heart attack