heart health

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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 8, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 4, 2019
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 [...]
By Amy Albin • June 11, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 18, 2018
UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease
By Amy Albin • March 15, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 13, 2018
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 [...]
By Amy Albin • March 24, 2017
  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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • March 10, 2017
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 25, 2017

Mediterranean Diet: Practical Advice

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By uclahealth • February 24, 2017