Items Tagged ‘stigma’

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

May 8, 2018

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers with epilepsy and their parents. “We frequently diagnose epilepsy during the teen years, and the condition can have a significant, often negative, impact on a child’s […]

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Tags: adhd, Adolescent Epilepsy Center, adult epilepsy care, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, dietary changes, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epileptologists, holistic treatment, learning disabilities


Epilepsy in children

February 28, 2018

Epilepsy in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects […]

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Tags: anti-seizure drugs, brain abnormalities, diet, Down syndrome, Dr. Jason T. Lerner, Dravet syndrome, electroencephalogram, epilepsy, genetic abnormalities, head injury, health tips, irregular electrical activity


How social media could help combat sexual assault

March 2, 2017

How social media could help combat sexual assault

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

The CNN analysis is disturbing. The conclusions even more so. By combing through state and federal data, by interviewing both regulators and victims, and by reviewing cases that finally went to court, two CNN reporters paint a picture of sexual assault and abuse in the nation’s nursing homes that has been largely ignored, or simply […]

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Tags: Abuse, Elder abuse, Elders, electronic health-record, Facebook, Nursing homes, research, Sean Young, Sexual abuse, sexual assault, Sexual behavior, Sexual misconduct


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


Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma