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Dear Doctor: I know that processed foods aren’t good for me and should be avoided, but I still have some questions. Could you please explain why they are unhealthy and provide some specific examples of such foods?

Dear Reader: Any food, when it’s changed from its original form, can be considered [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 25, 2020

Dear Doctor: Why do I sneeze after a meal? It doesn’t matter what kind of food it is, and it doesn’t have to be after a particularly big meal. Beverages don’t seem to be an issue. What’s going on?

Dear Reader: You’ve described a condition known as gustatory rhinitis. When something [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 2, 2020

Some children depend on hot meal programs at school. Our nutrition experts share advice for healthy options.

By Jane Murcia • July 31, 2020

Find new information about weight control here

By Jane Murcia • May 26, 2020

Build Up Bodily Defenses Despite Covid-19

By Jane Murcia • April 29, 2020

Ways to Remain in Good Physical & Mental Health

By uclahealth • March 27, 2020

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians.

Why do grandparents care for grandchildren?

A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and 53 [...]

By uclahealth • October 9, 2019
A healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is especially important for children because it supports the rapid physical growth and brain development occurring throughout childhood. Benefits of eating healthy The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrition and health are closely linked. [...]
By uclahealth • March 10, 2019
Eating disorders can affect every age, gender, race and socioeconomic group. In youths and young adults, the incidence of eating disorders is more than 5 percent for females and 1 percent for males. You can’t tell from looking at someone that they have an eating disorder. It is important [...]
By uclahealth • March 8, 2019

Your body needs calcium to make strong, healthy bones — but many children and adults in the United States aren’t getting the calcium they need. Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral, your bones are at risk for osteoporosis when you don’t consume enough calcium from food [...]

By uclahealth • February 6, 2019