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Public health specialists stress the importance of wearing masks

By uclahealth • December 3, 2020

UCLA researchers are working to decrease illness severity in COVID-19 patients

By uclahealth • November 24, 2020

Overcoming the challenges of learning from home

By uclahealth • November 24, 2020

Secondhand smoke is smoke inhaled when someone nearby lights up. The health risks associated with secondhand cigarette smoke, such as lung disease and cancer, are well understood. But does exposure to secondhand marijuana (cannabis) smoke cause similar concerns?

Health effects of secondhand cannabis smoke

Because of marijuana’s illegal status at the [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are close to 840,000 cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children every year in the U.S. The groups most commonly at risk for brain injury are children age 0 to 4 and adolescents age [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Every week over 1,000 Americans die from it. Currently, one in ten people diagnosed with colorectal cancer is under age 50.

According to digestive diseases specialist Lynn Connolly, MD, colon cancer has been on the rise in people under age 50 [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a lesser-known disease that accounts for 1% to 5% of breast cancer diagnoses, and 10% of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. It gets its name because of the red, swollen look the breast develops, despite no injury or infection.

What is inflammatory breast cancer?

IBC [...]

By uclahealth • October 19, 2020

Speech-language pathologist Nicole Schussel discusses misconceptions and the newest treatments

By Sandy Cohen • October 19, 2020

Parents may have to explain pandemic restrictions to disappointed kids. Families can still find creative ways to celebrate together

By Sandy Cohen • October 15, 2020

This glossary will help you decode the confusing medical terminology

By uclahealth • October 14, 2020