Items Tagged ‘vaccine’

October 23, 2018

Protect yourself from the flu – get vaccinated now

By uclahealth uclahealth

Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious viral illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It can be mild to severe, and even lead to hospitalization or death. As we head into flu season the best way to protect yourself and your family is to get the annual flu vaccine—available in all of our […]

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Tags: flu, flu prevention, preventive medicine, primary care, vaccine


Ask the Doctors - Who should get a shingles vaccination?

February 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who should get a shingles vaccination?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what’s the connection to chickenpox? Dear Reader: The same virus that causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, a […]

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Tags: chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Eve Glazier, immune systems, infants, kids, pediatrics, postherpetic neuralgia, pregnant women, shingles, suppressed immune systems, unimmunized children, vaccination


Ask the Doctors - Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well? Dear Reader: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all […]

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Tags: anal cancers, cancer, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Ash, Gardasil vaccine, HPV, HPV infection, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, oral cancers, oropharynx, pediatrics


Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

January 18, 2017

Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States, is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine. It’s true that HPV causes most cervical cancers, but it’s also true that the vaccine is effective against other types of cancer in both men and women, which is […]

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Tags: adolescence, cancer, cervical cancer vaccine, cevical cancer, genital warts, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus vaccine, mouth cancer, oral sex, teenagers, vaccine


Quick facts about flu shots

November 4, 2016

Quick facts about flu shots

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become […]

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Tags: antibodies, asthma, chronic medical conditions, congestive heart failure, cough, diabetes, Dr. T. Warner Hudson, flu, flu season, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine


What do I need to know about the flu?

October 28, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be hospitalized from influenza (flu) complications than those in other age groups. Annual flu vaccines are the best way to protect your child and family from the flu. Seasonal Influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young […]

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Tags: bacterial infections, children's health, congestion, cough, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fever, flu, flu vaccination, health tips, health tips for parents, hoarseness, illness


Not your grandfather's Zika

April 21, 2016

Not your grandfather’s Zika

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How does a formerly harmless and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, increasing its power to invade the human body and […]

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Tags: Dr. Stephanie Valderramos, Elaine Schmidt, genetics, Genhong Cheng, Guillain-Barre syndrome, gynecology, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, obstetrics, vaccine, Zika