smoking

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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 3, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • August 23, 2018
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, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 4, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 3, 2018
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 -- [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 16, 2018
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? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 28, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 12, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • November 20, 2017
While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state [...]
By Roxanne Moster • February 14, 2017
https://youtu.be/3EGBM10Fyv0 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 [...]
By uclahealth • November 7, 2016