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Ask the Doctors - What are clinical trials and how do they work?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are clinical trials and how do they work?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I keep reading about new cancer drugs that have been developed in clinical trials. What exactly is a clinical trial and how does it work? A clinical trial is a scientific study that looks into whether a specific drug, medical treatment, device or approach is not only effective, but also safe. Although clinical […]

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Tags: biomedical research, cancer, cancer drugs, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, drugs, laboratory testing, new drugs, research, scientific study


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


Five ways your pharmacist can help you stay healthy

January 11, 2017

Five ways your pharmacist can help you stay healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pharmacists do more than dispense pills. They are an important, but often under-utilized, part of your healthcare team. In honor of National Pharmacist Day on January 12, here are five ways your pharmacist can help support your health and well-being: 1. See the big picture. You may be taking drugs prescribed by more than one […]

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Tags: constipation, cough syrup, decongestant, drowsiness, drugs, heartburn, National Pharmacist Day, over-the-counter medications, pharmacist, pharmacy, pills, prescription


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