Items Tagged ‘DNA’

Ask the Doctors - Is my love of coffee genetic?

April 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is my love of coffee genetic?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Everyone in my partner’s family loves coffee but I’m like the rest of my family  – we can take it or leave it. Is it possible that a love of caffeine is in their genes? According to the National Institutes of Health, caffeine is the most widely used stimulant on earth. Found in […]

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Tags: adenosine, Ask the Doctors, coffee, DNA, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


Ask the Doctors - If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: One of my resolutions for the new year was to become a vegan, and now my girlfriend is saying I’ll have to take supplements to get enough vitamin B12. Why can’t I get B12 in my diet, and what will happen if I fall short? Dear Reader: Your girlfriend has done her homework […]

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Tags: B12, B12 insufficiency, bone marrow, carbohydrates, diet, DNA, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eating healthy, fats, megaloblastic anemia, nervous system


16 Hour Surgery

December 5, 2016

16 Hour Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running 60 miles per week prior to finding out he had a growing meningioma tumor. “The better shape you’re in when you go in for surgery or treatment, the better you’re […]

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Tags: brain tumor, DNA, Dr. Linda Liau, featured, featured story, focused radiation beam treatments, meningioma, meningioma tumor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neurosurgery, patient story, radiation


Overcoming bad genes

August 8, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors