Items Tagged ‘preventive medicine’

Having a Primary Care Physician Can Make You Healthier

July 17, 2019

Having a Primary Care Physician Can Make You Healthier

By uclahealth uclahealth

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) involving more than 70,000 Americans found that having a primary care physician (PCP) may improve long-term health. People with a PCP were more likely to have a preventive health visit in the previous year and to take prescription medicines routinely. They reported a […]

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Tags: chronic disease, pcp, preventive medicine


October 23, 2018

Protect yourself from the flu – get vaccinated now

By uclahealth uclahealth

Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious viral illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It can be mild to severe, and even lead to hospitalization or death. As we head into flu season the best way to protect yourself and your family is to get the annual flu vaccine—available in all of our […]

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Tags: flu, flu prevention, preventive medicine, primary care, vaccine