Items Tagged ‘immune system’

What is immunotherapy?

February 11, 2019

What is immunotherapy?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Medical researchers have had breakthroughs in treating certain types of cancer by bolstering a patient’s immune system. Known as immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, it treats cancer differently than established treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant and surgery. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved immunotherapy treatments for 17 cancer […]

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow transplant, CAR T cell therapy, chimeric antigen receptor, engineered T cells, immune system, immunotherapy, T cell, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Skye's Story

September 17, 2018

Skye’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three bone marrow transplants at UCLA. After the second […]

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Tags: blood transfusions, bone marrow donor, bone-marrow transplants, cancer, dribble for the cure, immune system, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ask the Doctors - What is inclusion body myositis?

September 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is inclusion body myositis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My brother, who is 65, was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis about five years ago and the muscles in his arms, legs and hands are deteriorating rapidly. He’s someone who loves life and this is very hard to watch. His physician says there’s no cure. What can you tell me about the disease? […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, corticosteroids, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, immune system, inclusion body myositis, inflammation


Ask the Doctors - How exactly does 'inflammation' work?

September 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How exactly does ‘inflammation’ work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? You’ve asked several pretty big questions so we’re going to answer them in two parts. In this […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, immune system, inflammation, nutrition, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids


Ask the Doctors - How can I limit psoriasis flare-ups?

February 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I limit psoriasis flare-ups?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve had psoriasis for close to seven years, and lately it has been flaring up more often. Is there anything I can do with my diet to control this, or even prevent it from happening? Dear Reader: That’s a good question. Thanks to the growing body of research detailing the link between inflammation […]

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Tags: behavioral change, certain medications, disease, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, flare up, Gluten sensitivity, immune system, infection, inflammation and chronic disease, inflammatory disease, medicine


December 4, 2017

Great Experience

By w91029 w91029

I was admitted to UCLA hospital with a number of diseases which I attribute to a hyperthyroid which caused me to get very sick in July. In august I went to Ronald Reagan and spent two and half weeks then in rehab. Came home and I wasn’t getting better, and ended up seeing a different […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart failure, heart test, hyperthyroid, immune system, operating room, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


The secret to fighting Zika could exist in our own immune systems

May 5, 2017

The secret to fighting Zika could exist in our own immune systems

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Fourteen months after the Zika virus was declared a global health emergency, the long-term effects of the virus – and the neurological damage linked to it – are only now beginning to be understood. As Zika infections continue to spread, researchers around the world are working to expose the virus’ vulnerabilities. New research published  by […]

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Tags: 25-hydroxycholestrol, brain health, brain structure, brain tissue, Ebola, hepatitis C, HIV, immune system, immunization, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Zika, zika virus


April 13, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA’s Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one’s immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause


Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

December 20, 2016

Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Between holiday gift-giving and seasonal travel expenses, a lot of us have money on our minds this time of year. That makes it a great time to start talking finances with your children. Smart money management is a skill that will help your children throughout their lives, and can even improve their health. Annual surveys […]

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Tags: allowance, children, children and money, chronic stress, finances, financial behavior, financial stress, heart disease, holiday gift-giving, holiday travel, holidays, immune system