diabetes

Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two [...]
By Enrique Rivero • November 4, 2016
Martha's Story Total Lost: 65 pounds (first three and half months)*        I sought bariatric surgery because of my diabetes and my high blood pressure issues. My primary care doctor suggested the surgery to me, but I was scared. I told myself I could try diet [...]
By uclahealth • October 24, 2016
Judy's Story Total Lost: 63 pounds. . . and going* I was contemplating this surgery for 10 years. I had asked my primary doctor for help losing weight and nothing was working. When I asked him for a referral to bariatric surgery at [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2016
With my stomach growling one recent Monday, I ended up at our hospital cafeteria for a tasty and filling lunch.  As I entered the cafeteria, I noticed a sign with the headline “Eat less meat.  Good for your body, your mind and your wallet.” Well, I’d heard of [...]
By Roxanne Moster • October 13, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 13, 2016
Want to lower your risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression – without leaving your house? Then go to bed! An often-ignored factor in improving our health is getting a good night’s sleep. We may view a solid 8 hours as a luxury, but it is actually [...]
By uclahealth • September 16, 2016
National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2016
With National Men’s Health Week June 13-19 and Father’s Day on June 19, the month of June has become synonymous with men’s health. So take a cue from your calendar and help the men in your life ­— fathers, brothers, friends, partners, sons — take better care of themselves. [...]
By uclahealth • June 12, 2016
About 25 million people in the U.S. have cataracts, a degenerative eye condition that causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision. This June, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in observing Cataract Awareness Month by offering three essential [...]
By uclahealth • June 3, 2016
Most people think strokes only affect older adults, but that is not the reality. About one in 10 strokes occurs in people 18 to 50 years old, according to the American Heart Association. Research in recent years has indicated an increased prevalence of stroke among [...]
By uclahealth • June 1, 2016