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Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 30, 2018
Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I'm really worried -- is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 26, 2018
Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year's plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • November 21, 2017
You may think that making a long-lasting change, such as eating better or exercising often, is a matter of staying motivated and inspired. But scientific data say otherwise. Motivation and inspiration “are temporary feelings,” says Sean Young, PhD, executive director of the University of California [...]
By uclahealth • September 29, 2017
Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The
By Amy Albin • May 23, 2017
We've all been there: you pick up a food item at the grocery store that has the word 'healthy' on it – but you're not quite sure what that means. Is it good for you? Is it nutritious? It is worth paying extra for? Nutrition experts have been [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • May 4, 2017
As the election season recedes and the holidays approach, this may be the perfect time to decompress and reflect within about ourselves and our nation. For me, the process starts with taking a fresh look at the candidates’ slogans.  Whether it’s “Make America Great Again” or “Stronger Together,” the [...]
By Roxanne Moster • November 29, 2016
Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand, but the exciting displays come with some risk. In 2014, over 10,000 Americans were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries, according to the most recent annual figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As regulations [...]
By uclahealth • July 3, 2016
With summer in full swing, July is primetime for firing up the grill. Keep your barbecue parties safe with these six tips:
  1. Choose your location wisely
Both gas and charcoal grills should only be used outside. Keep the grill away from your house, deck rails and [...]
By uclahealth • July 1, 2016