Items Tagged ‘reproductive health’

How to improve men's fertility

August 10, 2018

How to improve men’s fertility

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are trying to become a dad, there are some easy lifestyle changes that can not only improve your physical health but also help you overcome stressors that may contribute to infertility. When needed, there are other steps your doctor may suggest as well. Lifestyle changes to promote men’s fertility One of the first […]

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Tags: fertility, healthy pregnancy, male fertility, male fertility factor, reproductive health, sperm count, UCLA Men's Health Clinic


Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

February 9, 2018

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

By Tiare Dunlap tdunlap

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects – such as chemotherapy-related infertility – can be permanent and life changing. Patients with germ cell tumors know this trade-off well. Such tumors, which begin in the […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, childhood cancer, childrens health, germ cell tumors, germ cells, infertility, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


Exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women

November 16, 2017

Exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

The impact of HIV/AIDS on black women has received little attention over the years, which has prompted Gail Wyatt to try to do something about it. Wyatt, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and an associate director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, recently helped […]

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Tags: African American women, AIDS, black women, Gail Wyatt, HIV, mental health, reproductive health, Semel Institute, sexually-transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, testing


Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

March 23, 2017

Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

While many men shy away from discussing their health concerns with one another, three longtime friends from Los Angeles decided to take a new approach to the very personal matter of birth control. With the encouragement of their wives, Paul Diaz, John Lambrechts and Basilio Santangelo recently did something unusual for guys: they decided to […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr. Jesse Mills, March Madness, men's health, NCAA basketball tournament, patient, patient care, patient story, patients, reproductive health, sterilization surgery, The Men's Clinic


New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare

June 15, 2016

New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Getting a man to go to the doctor can be difficult – very difficult.  In fact, a 2011 health care report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that men are 80 percent less likely than women to use a regular source of health care. The problem is particularly acute in younger […]

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, erectile dysfunction, Frank Clark Urology Center, hormone therapy, men's health, reproductive health, sexual health, sexual problems, sperm testing, testosterone levels, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, vasectomy reversals


5 ways to help your man get healthy

June 12, 2016

5 ways to help your man get healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

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. Not sure how to nudge the […]

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Tags: aerobic activity, alcohol, balenced diet, binge drinking, cancers, diabetes, diet, fiber, healthy living, heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility


May 1, 2012

Miracle Twins – Andrea’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

John and Andrea Nelson Meigs and their two-year-old daughter, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Alexandra, to their family in October 2007. But just weeks after bringing Alexandria home, John and Andrea began to suspect something was wrong. At her two-month checkup, Alexandra wasn’t moving her arms and legs and she was breathing rapidly. Alexandra was […]

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Tags: Dr. Mousa Shamonki, fertility, reproductive health, spinal muscular atrophy, twins