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During a routine physical in 2007, my doctor noticed something around my thyroid region and recommended that I begin monitoring it with an endocrinologist. At my endocrinologist, I received an Ultrasound where by chance, he discovered that I had an enlarged parathyroid gland. Through a blood test, I found out [...]
By Jules • January 5, 2018
Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David [...]
By David Olmos • September 6, 2017
Bike commuting has become more prevalent in Southern California and many cities across the country, and the health benefits of pedaling to work, such as an effective calorie-burning cardiovascular workout, are obvious. But what about [...]
By David Olmos • July 28, 2017
During exercise, most of us hydrate by drinking as much as feels right in the moment. While drinking to satisfy your thirst is generally fine, UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Vigil recommends following a more precise regimen for peak athletic performance. Proper hydration follows the Goldilocks [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 23, 2017
I had a bicycle accident in the late 1980s (No helmet) and my head hit the concrete very hard. 12 years after I had a full stroke. I was OK for several years then I almost passed out and my heart went into A-fibrillation. Fast and hard. my breathing mechanism [...]
By stratforddrive454 • June 15, 2017
College students coming home for the summer can be faced with a rude awakening when it comes to health and nutrition. Whether they've gained the "freshman 15" or realized that off-campus exercise takes planning, many find that life outside the school year can pose unexpected challenges. Miranda Westfall, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 2, 2017
Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The
By Amy Albin • May 23, 2017
Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing [...]
By uclahealth • May 13, 2017
The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you're doing it in a [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 14, 2017
Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017