mental health

A volatile and contentious presidential election campaign has left many people feeling disheartened, frustrated, and even hostile. Our reactions to the presidential contest – and many issues in general – have become so polarized that attempts at discussion can quickly turn into confrontations. These conflicts can negatively impact both [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 30, 2016
In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in [...]
By uclahealth • July 22, 2016
Health and fitness applications (apps) for tablets and smartphones make it easier for patients to take charge of their healthcare. But with hundreds of apps to choose from, identifying which apps are best suited to an individual can be a challenge. “If an app is too complicated, or a [...]
By uclahealth • June 29, 2016
Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, [...]
By uclahealth • June 15, 2016
With National Men’s Health Week June 13-19 and Father’s Day on June 19, the month of June has become synonymous with men’s health. So take a cue from your calendar and help the men in your life ­— fathers, brothers, friends, partners, sons — take better care of themselves. [...]
By uclahealth • June 12, 2016
May is Mental Health Month, and it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of depression — a condition that affects millions of Americans. Can you sort the facts from the myths? Sadness is common, but major depression is rare. FICTION. In fact, major depression [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
  Maybe bullying would be easier to stop if kids themselves knew [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 18, 2016
Van Nuys maintenance worker Marco Tapia had a schizophrenic breakdown at age 24. His family thought he had been taking drugs because he was acting so … strange. When he tried to use a window instead of the door to get into their Van Nuys apartment, they realized something [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 11, 2016