September 10, 2019
“I feel like I’m more active now,” reflects Mia McKinley, a 9th-grader at Culver City High School, which partners with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “I ran track in 7th grade but took a break in 8th grade. I was out of shape, and I knew this would push me to […]
June 13, 2019
Community healthcare works best when patients can access medical care in a location that is easy to get to and close to where they live or work. UCLA Health now has more than 170 community practices located throughout the greater Los Angeles region, and more than three dozen primary care offices.
March 7, 2019
Colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. But there is good news. Unlike other types of cancer, colon cancer has a greater than 90% cure rate if it is found early. The best way to be proactive and […]
January 16, 2019
About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible condition called prediabetes. Risk factors for both […]
January 14, 2019
We are all at risk for developing health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer in our lifetimes. In many cases, that risk increases with age alone. But other factors are also at play. Non-modifiable risk factors are things that you cannot change, such as family history, genetic profile, ethnicity and gender. Modifiable risk […]
October 23, 2018
Health care today is a complex enterprise, best delivered by a team. And at the head of this team is a primary care physician, or PCP, who acts as head coach. In this important role, PCPs maintain an open and collaborative relationship with their patients. They also coordinate their patients’ care, and manage internal communication […]
June 27, 2017
June is National Safety Month, so let’s see how prepared you and your family are for summertime injuries. From treating jellyfish stings to knowing how to give CPR, what would you do in these situations? If you get stung by a jellyfish at the beach, you should remove the tentacle and: Wash with soap […]
March 29, 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]
March 24, 2017
Dr. Denise Freese has been an inspiration and motivator to be the best me I can be. Her gentle persuasion to eat right and to exercise keeps me on track. She is a great listener and provides excellent guidance. A HUGE THANK YOU TO HER FROM ME AND MY FAMILY!!!
February 5, 2017
A person who has both a first degree relative (a parent or sibling) and a second-degree relative (uncle or grandparent) who suffer from early heart disease is nearly 10 times more likely to suffer from heart disease early in life. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.