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Colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. But there is good news. Unlike other types of cancer, colon cancer has [...]
By uclahealth • March 7, 2019
Kells Jesse, a production designer who lives in Venice, says that in recent years, he and his wife, Sylvia Castillo-Jesse, have made major lifestyle changes to prioritize their health. They optimized their nutrition and now eat a [...]
By uclahealth • March 6, 2019
February is American Heart Month ‒ the perfect time to prioritize heart health for your entire family, says Sheena Kamra, MD, a pediatrician at the UCLA Health Torrance - Pediatrics office. When it comes to raising heart-healthy [...]
By uclahealth • February 4, 2019
On Feb. 22, 2016, Michael Bannon was taking his daily morning bike ride when tragedy struck. Somewhere along his one hour route through Santa Monica, Bannon, [...]
By uclahealth • January 17, 2019
About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible [...]
By uclahealth • January 16, 2019
We are all at risk for developing health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer in our lifetimes. In many cases, that risk increases with age alone. But other factors are also at play. Non-modifiable risk factors are [...]
By uclahealth • January 14, 2019
A few years ago, Shebyon Begood, 49, was dealing with an array of health problems that kept her [...]
By uclahealth • October 25, 2018
Health care today is a complex enterprise, best delivered by a team. And at the head of this team is a primary care physician, or PCP, who acts as head coach. In this important role, PCPs maintain an open [...]
By uclahealth • October 23, 2018
Imagine that it's 5:30 pm on a weeknight, and when you pick up your daughter from daycare, you realize that she's lethargic and her cough has gotten much worse. Or it's a Saturday morning, and you twist your ankle when you're out for a run and can barely hobble [...]
By uclahealth • August 16, 2018
It was September, about three years ago, when Carl Link realized that something was seriously wrong with his health. For years, Link, then 36, had been dealing with chronic back [...]
By uclahealth • August 13, 2018