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It’s not officially the holiday season yet, but Halloween candy is already piling up on store shelves. Indulgence (and potential overindulgence) is just around the corner. Instead of resigning yourself to letting all good habits go and planning to pick them back up in January, why not strategize [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2016
I thought maybe I couldn't eat post surgery, but I was on regular food right away even in the hospital. There was a little soreness in my throat, but that was it, nothing really uncomfortable. Surgery was two weeks ago, they kept me overnight. to monitor me because of a [...]
By young9221 • August 17, 2016
With National Men’s Health Week June 13-19 and Father’s Day on June 19, the month of June has become synonymous with men’s health. So take a cue from your calendar and help the men in your life ­— fathers, brothers, friends, partners, sons — take better care of themselves. [...]
By uclahealth • June 12, 2016
About 25 million people in the U.S. have cataracts, a degenerative eye condition that causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision. This June, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in observing Cataract Awareness Month by offering three essential [...]
By uclahealth • June 3, 2016
Most people think strokes only affect older adults, but that is not the reality. About one in 10 strokes occurs in people 18 to 50 years old, according to the American Heart Association. Research in recent years has indicated an increased prevalence of stroke among [...]
By uclahealth • June 1, 2016
Look out for your eyes – after all, they look out for you. Making healthy choices and undergoing regular eye exams can help preserve your sight. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), about 37 million people 40 years and older in the U.S. suffer [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2016
Kallista's Story I had been overweight since I was 18 years old. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 30, I was nearly 230 pounds. I had high blood pressure, fertility issues, and could not sleep well. It didn't help that I [...]
By uclahealth • April 27, 2016

All these years I just thought I had high blood pressure. I never knew what was going on,” says Gloria Beauregard. Dr. Masha

By uclahealth • December 11, 2015
“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-­profile career as a consultant for major athletes. [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2015
“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at the time said it was no big deal. My mom and I went home and researched it. It [...]
By uclahealth • October 6, 2015