Items Tagged ‘prevention’

Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

March 11, 2019

Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colon cancer is highly preventable and treatable. Yet more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with—and more than 50,000 people die from—colon cancer each year in the United States. The key to improving these statistics is to ensure that every person completes a routine colon cancer screening test, which can stop the disease before it starts. […]

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Tags: cologuard, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, flexible sigmoidoscopy, home tests for colon cancer, prevention, The Checkup, virtual colonoscopy


How colon cancer screening can save lives

March 7, 2019

How colon cancer screening can save lives

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. But there is good news. Unlike other types of cancer, colon cancer has a greater than 90% cure rate if it is found early. The best way to be proactive and […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, healthy living, internal medicine, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, wellness


How lifestyle changes can improve your health

January 14, 2019

How lifestyle changes can improve your health

By uclahealth uclahealth

We are all at risk for developing health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer in our lifetimes. In many cases, that risk increases with age alone. But other factors are also at play. Non-modifiable risk factors are things that you cannot change, such as family history, genetic profile, ethnicity and gender. Modifiable risk […]

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Tags: annual physical, exercise, Family Medicine, healthy living, internal medicine, lifestyle changes, pcp, plant-based diet, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician


Teamwork benefits patients in health care

October 23, 2018

Teamwork benefits patients in health care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Health care today is a complex enterprise, best delivered by a team. And at the head of this team is a primary care physician, or PCP, who acts as head coach. In this important role, PCPs maintain an open and collaborative relationship with their patients. They also coordinate their patients’ care, and manage internal communication […]

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Tags: annual physical, care coordination, Family Medicine, healthy living, pcp, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, teamwork, The Checkup, wellness


Clinical trials: a guide for patients

August 8, 2018

Clinical trials: a guide for patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

Clinical trials are research studies that seek to find an answer to specific questions about a condition or disease. They are highly regulated, making them a safer and faster way for researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat illness in humans. When you participate in a clinical trial, you have access to the latest accepted medicines. […]

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Tags: clinical research, clinical trials, interventional clinical trials, observational studies, prevention, research, screening trials


Improving your health, one physical at a time

August 3, 2018

Improving your health, one physical at a time

By uclahealth uclahealth

As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits entirely until an illness or injury crops up that requires immediate attention. Years can […]

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Tags: annual physical, Family Medicine, geriatrics, pcp, pediatrics, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, UCLA OB/GYN, wellness


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 askthedoctors

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


Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation