Items Tagged ‘heart health’

Eating disorders in adolescents are on the rise: here's how to spot them

March 8, 2019

Eating disorders in adolescents are on the rise: here’s how to spot them

By uclahealth uclahealth

Eating disorders can affect every age, gender, race and socioeconomic group. In youths and young adults, the incidence of eating disorders is more than 5 percent for females and 1 percent for males. You can’t tell from looking at someone that they have an eating disorder. It is important to pay attention to the subtle […]

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Tags: anorexia nervosa, ARFID, Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating, binge eating disorder, brain health, bulimia nervosa, digestive health, eating disorders, heart health, nutrition, pre-teen


4 things to know about raising heart-healthy kids

February 4, 2019

4 things to know about raising heart-healthy kids

By uclahealth uclahealth

February is American Heart Month ‒ the perfect time to prioritize heart health for your entire family, says Sheena Kamra, MD, a pediatrician at the UCLA Health Torrance – Pediatrics office. When it comes to raising heart-healthy kids, she says there are a few things parents should know: 1. Most children are born with healthy […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, American Heart Month, Dr. Sheena Kamra, heart health, pediatrics, The Checkup, Torrance, Torrance pediatrics


Massive CPR Palooza trains community members on life-saving technique

June 11, 2018

Massive CPR Palooza trains community members on life-saving technique

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 global killer, but more lives can be saved if bystanders know how to help More than 700 kids and adults from around Los Angeles learned how they can help cardiac arrest victims at the first-ever CPR Palooza held at the UCLA Health Training Center: Home of the Los […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, bystander CPR, cardiac arrest, cardiology, Circle of Health, CPR, Dr. Tamara Horwich, hands-only CPR, heart health, Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA Health Training Center


Ask the Doctors - Do I need to give up sugar to protect my heart?

April 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I need to give up sugar to protect my heart?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I read that sugar might be worse for your heart than fat. Should I give up sweets? If you’re one of the millions of Americans with a sweet tooth, there’s some good news. According to current guidelines from the American Heart Association, eating a modest amount of added sugar each day – six […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood cholestorol, blood glucose levels, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, sugar, triglycerides


Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

March 15, 2018

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

By Amy Albin amyalbin

UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease More than 150 babies born at UCLA Health during the month of February are going home with a red caps that were handmade by volunteers from the American Heart Association. The goal of the Little […]

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Tags: cardiology, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, fetal ultrasound, heart disease, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Johnese Spisso, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, ultrasound


Ask the Doctors - Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for that purpose? Dear Reader: To […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, aspirin, atherosclerosis, blood clot, cardio, coronary arteries, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart, heart attack, heart health, oxygen


We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

March 24, 2017

We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, healthy eating, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension, nutrition, Salt, sodium, wellness


How air pollution might damage our gut health – and what we can do about it

March 10, 2017

How air pollution might damage our gut health – and what we can do about it

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

  Our gut bacteria affects our overall physical and mental health in ways researchers are only now starting to understand. A new study has found that air pollution may play a role in the impact of gut bacteria on our health as well – and not in a good way. UCLA researchers have found that […]

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Tags: air pollution, atherosclerosis, center for human nutrition, cholesterol, dr tzung hsiai, dr zhaoping li, fruits, gut bacteria, heart health, nutrition, research, scientific reports


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

February 25, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #12

February 24, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #12

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet: Practical Advice Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health