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By Tiare Dunlap • August 21, 2020

“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health.

“Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that [...]

By uclahealth • September 26, 2019
  Research on the human genome has revealed that nearly all diseases have a genetic component caused by gene mutations present at birth or the interaction between genes and the environment. This research has given rise to genetic tests that help diagnose, predict risk and guide treatment [...]
By uclahealth • November 8, 2018
Conversation around the dinner table doesn’t often include questions about personal health history. But according to UCLA genetic counselor Naghmeh Dorrani, there’s room for more family discussion about health. That’s because despite the amazing advances in genetics, “The most important tool for genetic counselors continues [...]
By uclahealth • January 10, 2018
Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD), also referred to as allergic eczema, is a chronic skin disease marked by dry, sensitive skin that easily becomes red, scaly and severely itchy Atopic dermatitis affects 20 to 30 percent of children and adolescents in [...]
By uclahealth • July 31, 2017

“I exercise all the time. I was fine. Then I had a heart attack.”

By uclahealth • December 5, 2016
As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • November 2, 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
How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • April 21, 2016