hygiene

Keeping your family happy and healthy starts at home – with well-balanced meals, healthy hygiene habits and even clean bathroom sinks. It’s true, yet, many of us underestimate how important cleanliness is to our overall health. Harmful bacteria and other microbes collect in the home. Unchecked, these bugs [...]
By uclahealth • February 1, 2018
Sleep is almost as important as medical care when it comes to recovering from an illness or medical procedure. Unfortunately, patients often find it challenging to get a [...]
By uclahealth • July 10, 2017
With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it's high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 20, 2017
Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can [...]
By uclahealth • June 7, 2017
In the past two decades, doctors have noticed a significant increase in the number of children and adults with allergies. How can that be? We are more informed than ever about the importance of good hygiene. We make sure our kids wash their hands. We carry hand sanitizer everywhere [...]
By uclahealth • March 31, 2016