Items Tagged ‘hygiene’

Health begins at home

February 1, 2018

Health begins at home

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 can multiply quickly and make your loved […]

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Tags: bacteria, bleach, cleaning, cleanliness, contamination, EPA, germ-killing solutions, home cleaning products, hydrogen peroxide, hygiene, natural cleaning products, safer choice label


New Hospital Initiative Seeks to Enhance Patient Sleep

July 10, 2017

New Hospital Initiative Seeks to Enhance Patient Sleep

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 restful night’s sleep at a hospital that operates around the clock. “You take someone who isn’t feeling well and put them in a foreign environment with strange […]

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Tags: activity, cardiothoracic pediatric intensive care unit, Chief of nurisng, comfort, Dr. Myke Federman, healthcare teams, How did you sleep, hygiene, Karen Grimley, nutrition, patient sleep, sleep


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

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 can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


Is being clean making us sick?

March 31, 2016

Is being clean making us sick?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 we go and stock up on […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, Dr. Sande Okelo, eczema, good hygiene, hygiene, inflammatory bowel disorder, Probiotics, pulmonologist