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Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

September 19, 2019

Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

By uclahealth uclahealth

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke 1. High […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, preventive care, Risk factors, stroke, The Checkup


The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy


Diabetic eye disease awareness

November 20, 2017

Diabetic eye disease awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among individuals at higher risk for diabetes. With the findings signaling that many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related vision loss, in observance of Diabetic […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blurry vision, cataracts, diabetic, diabetic eye disease, diabetic eye disease awareness, diabetic retinopathy, dilated eye examination, eye disease, glaucoma, high blood sugar, high cholesterol


Women's Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

February 22, 2017

Women’s Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Seeing red? February is Women’s Heart Month, and each year women around the country wear scarlet to raise awareness of the risk heart disease poses for women. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Yet, experts say, many […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, alcohol consumption, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, blood sugar, chest pain, cigarette smoking, diabetes, Dr. Karol Watson, fluttering heartbeat, healthy weight, heart attack



I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

October 20, 2016

I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

By uclahealth uclahealth

Derrick’s Story Total Lost: 72 pounds (weight loss in 3 months)*      Growing up we were told to finish our plates, and with an Italian mother who loves cooking, we ate a lot of carbohydrates and fatty meals. Before I knew it, I was 25 years old, had high cholesterol for years and was […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diet, exercise, extreme obesity, gastric sleeve, GERD, high cholesterol, loss weight, meal plan, obesity, patient story


Stroke on the rise in young adults: Are you at risk?

June 1, 2016

Stroke on the rise in young adults: Are you at risk?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 younger individuals. While older Americans still make up the majority […]

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Tags: diabetes, emergency, exercising, hemorrhagic strokes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ischemic strokes, lifestyle factors, obesity, smoking, stroke, stroke symptoms