Items Tagged ‘smoking’

Ask the Doctors - Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

October 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Our daughter-in-law is four months pregnant with our first grandchild. When she and our son were recently visiting for the weekend, we became aware that she’s secretly smoking. She says it’s OK because it’s just three cigarettes a day and asked us not to tell our son. Is she correct? Two future grandparents […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy pregnancy, miscarriage, placental abruption, pregnancy, SIDS, smoking, sudden infant death syndrome


Health risks of vaping in youth

August 23, 2018

Health risks of vaping in youth

By uclahealth uclahealth

Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, is increasingly popular among young people in the U.S. Since most tobacco use begins during the teen years, there is a push to help prevent it — and the resulting nicotine addiction — from ever beginning. This starts by addressing the misconception among young people that vaping is not […]

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Tags: e-cigarettes, risks of vaping, smoke inhalation, smoking, smoking cessation, tobacco, vaping


Ask the Doctors - How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

April 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn’t understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous?   […]

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Tags: blood clot, blood pressure, cognitive lapse, diet, dizzy, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, ischemic strokes, medical emergency, mini stroke, smoking, stroke


Ask the Doctors - Could stress be contributing to my or my husband's infertility?

April 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could stress be contributing to my or my husband’s infertility?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My husband and I are trying to have a baby, but we’re having problems conceiving. Could my stress be to blame? Dear Reader: First, let’s consider a couple of statistics, specifically as they relate to women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6.1 percent of married women between the […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol use, caffeine, Caffine, Conceiving, Conception rate, Dr. Robert Ashley, enzyme, Fertility specialist, Fertility treatments, getting pregnant, Infertile


Ask the Doctors - Is there really a link between wine and melanoma risk?

March 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is there really a link between wine and melanoma risk?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Given a choice, I’ll always choose white wine over red. But a recent study linking white wine to increased melanoma risk made me reconsider. Am I overreacting? Dear Reader: This is a difficult question without a simple answer — so let’s start with some basics. Alcohol metabolizes into the chemical acetaldehyde, which can […]

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Tags: alcohol consumption, breast cancer, caffeine intake, cancer, colon cancer, disease, DNA mutations, Dr. Robert Ashley, epidimiology, liver cancer, melanoma, melanoma risk


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


Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

February 12, 2018

Most Americans unaware of one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors

By uclahealth uclahealth

Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide. By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million. People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of vision loss by neglecting to have sight-saving eye exams. Throughout February, UCLA […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, AMD awareness, American Academy of Ophthalmology, blindness, cholesterol, comprehensive eye exams, degenerative diseasem, Doheny Eye Institutes, eye conditions, eye diseases, eye exams


Diabetic eye disease awareness

November 20, 2017

Diabetic eye disease awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among individuals at higher risk for diabetes. With the findings signaling that many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related vision loss, in observance of Diabetic […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blurry vision, cataracts, diabetic, diabetic eye disease, diabetic eye disease awareness, diabetic retinopathy, dilated eye examination, eye disease, glaucoma, high blood sugar, high cholesterol



New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

November 7, 2016

New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

For the vast majority of patients with lung cancer, advances in treatment have been minimal. Chemotherapy remains the standard of care, and for those whose cancer worsens during or after initial treatment, the outcome of so-called second-line therapy has been poor: Only about 10 percent of patients show any improvement, and the average length of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer cells, chemotherapy, clinical trial, docetaxel, Dr. Edward Garon, former smokers, lung cancer, malignancies, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, ramucirumab