Items Tagged ‘media’

The ability to ‘age in place’ may get a hand from a robot

April 27, 2016

The ability to ‘age in place’ may get a hand from a robot

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

  Most adults would prefer to age in place—that is, remain in their homes as long as possible. Too often, that doesn’t happen. Although the AARP reports that 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 would prefer to stay in their current residences as they age, the rising risk of illness and injury […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCLA, Dr. Arash Naeim, health technology, media, SMART Health, smart watches, technology in healthcare


Moving closer to better options for ovarian cancer patients

April 26, 2016

Moving closer to better options for ovarian cancer patients

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

https://youtu.be/Zza5PugWgzE   Ovarian cancer patients need better treatment options. Finding those options has become the life work of UCLA gynecologic surgeon Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh. With support from the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Memarzdeh is moving ever closer to a clinical trial for a combination therapy that she believes will give hope to women […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, epithelial ovarian cancer, media, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center


Doctors may know less about Vitamin D than they’re telling you

April 25, 2016

Doctors may know less about Vitamin D than they’re telling you

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

When it comes to Vitamin D, doctors seem to be unreasonably certain about its benefits.   In a study published online recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, UCLA researchers found that physicians conveyed with certainty to their patients a host of information about the vitamin, including its benefits, the risks of deficiency, optimal […]

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Tags: Dr. Derjung M. Tarn, Enrique Rivero, media, supplements, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency


'Don't "Let's Go Crazy." Please.'

April 25, 2016

‘Don’t “Let’s Go Crazy.” Please.’

By uclahealth uclahealth

As an emergency room doctor who’s no stranger to crisis – and, as a result, the media — I’m frequently asked to weigh in on news while it’s still developing, before anyone has any answers, much less all of them. To that end, I’ve now been asked several times: What’s up with Prince? The fact […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, emergency room, media


This Earth Day, give peas a chance. They’re good for you – and the planet

April 22, 2016

This Earth Day, give peas a chance. They’re good for you – and the planet

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

  If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health; it’s good for Earth’s health. Dana Hunnes, a UCLA dietitian, provides some compelling reasons to get on the vegetarian bandwagon on Earth Day, April 22. She notes that by giving up meat and dairy products, […]

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Tags: diet, Earth Day, meatless, media, plant-based meals, protein, sustainability, vegetarian


New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

April 22, 2016

New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s new program that is designed to heal the hidden, yet lingering, wounds of war. “This is a new day, a program we can be proud of,” said retired General Peter W. Chiarelli an executive advisor to the Ronald A. […]

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Tags: Amy Albin, integrative medicine, intensive care, media, military, neurology, neurosurgery, Operation Mend, psychiatry, Tiverton House, traumatic brain injury, veterans