Items Tagged ‘education’

Irritable bowel syndrome in children

April 2, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome in children

By Health Tips for Parents healthtips

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term disorder that affects the large intestine or colon. While there is no cure for IBS, treatments can ease symptoms and help your child get back to normal daily function. IBS affects up to 15 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S., but the underlying cause is not […]

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Tags: African Ethnicity, African-American Ethnicity, Blackboard, Bright, child, Childhood, Children Only, classroom, Close-up, Cute, Desk, education


300 LAUSD students visit UCLA for Brain Awareness Week

March 16, 2018

300 LAUSD students visit UCLA for Brain Awareness Week

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

No doubt about it: Brains are cool. Just ask the 300 local K-12 students who visited the 10th UCLA Brain Awareness Week at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. They got a close-up look at a real human brain — as well as the brains of mice, sheep and cats – and no […]

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Tags: brain, education, neuroscience, UCLA Brain Research Institute


Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

March 28, 2017

Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in social psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. “It was amazing that […]

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Tags: education, Explore Transplant, kidney transplant, living donation, living donors, living kidney donation, nephrology, organ donation, Transplant Research and Education Center, transplantation, TREC, United Network for Organ Sharing


Bedside app keeps patients informed

January 5, 2017

Bedside app keeps patients informed

By uclahealth uclahealth

Hospital patients and their loved ones often have many questions about their medical care. They want to know about tests ordered and test results, the members of their treatment teams and what their medication and treatment plans entail. While they can always ask members of their care teams for clarification, a new tablet-based program called […]

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Tags: education, electronic health-record, iPads, laboratory results, medication, myuclahealth, myUCLAhealth Bedside app, patients, technology, test, tests, treatments


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