Items Tagged ‘wellness’

Community-based medicine starts with primary care

June 13, 2019

Community-based medicine starts with primary care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Community healthcare works best when patients can access medical care in a location that is easy to get to and close to where they live or work. UCLA Health now has more than 170 community practices located throughout the greater Los Angeles region, and more than three dozen primary care offices.

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Tags: healthy living, preventive health, primary care, The Checkup, wellness


How colon cancer screening can save lives

March 7, 2019

How colon cancer screening can save lives

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 a greater than 90% cure rate if it is found early. The best way to be proactive and […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, healthy living, internal medicine, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, wellness


How lifestyle changes can improve your health

January 14, 2019

How lifestyle changes can improve your health

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 things that you cannot change, such as family history, genetic profile, ethnicity and gender. Modifiable risk […]

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Tags: annual physical, exercise, Family Medicine, healthy living, internal medicine, lifestyle changes, pcp, plant-based diet, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician


Teamwork benefits patients in health care

October 23, 2018

Teamwork benefits patients in health care

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 and collaborative relationship with their patients. They also coordinate their patients’ care, and manage internal communication […]

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Tags: annual physical, care coordination, Family Medicine, healthy living, pcp, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, teamwork, The Checkup, wellness


Improving your health, one physical at a time

August 3, 2018

Improving your health, one physical at a time

By uclahealth uclahealth

As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits entirely until an illness or injury crops up that requires immediate attention. Years can […]

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Tags: annual physical, Family Medicine, geriatrics, pcp, pediatrics, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, UCLA OB/GYN, wellness


Local schools get gym make-overs to inspire health and fitness

May 23, 2017

Local schools get gym make-overs to inspire health and fitness

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program selected the schools as part of its ongoing effort to bring commercial-grade fitness equipment to underserved schools and, in doing so, help students improve their fitness test scores and establish lifelong healthy habits. […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, community engagement, exercise, fitness, health, physical education, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, wellness


We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

March 24, 2017

We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, healthy eating, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension, nutrition, Salt, sodium, wellness


Alternatives to homeopathic teething tablets and gels

October 23, 2016

Alternatives to homeopathic teething tablets and gels

By Brianna Aldrich brianna_aldrich

Beware of those homeopathic teething tablets and gels. That’s the word from the Food and Drug Administration, which recently warned parents that the products may pose a risk to infants and young children. In fact, the agency said, consumers should immediately stop using the products. But fear not. Parents who want to help their children […]

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Tags: dentistry, FDA, homeopathic, oral health, pediatric dentistry, pediatrics, teeth, teething, tips, wellness


Halloween treats can play tricks on your child’s teeth

October 17, 2016

Halloween treats can play tricks on your child’s teeth

By Brianna Aldrich brianna_aldrich

No doubt about it: Halloween is a fabulously fun holiday, especially for children who come home with a bag of candy after a night of trick-or-treating. But it’s also one of those holidays that can be easily overdone. That is, eating too much candy can lead to stomach aches, sugar highs – and cavities. “Naturally […]

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Tags: candy, cavities, children's health, dentistry, diet, food, Halloween, healthy holidays, oral health, wellness


Tips to get your move on during the workday

August 12, 2016

Tips to get your move on during the workday

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Attention commuters and desk sitters: We’ve all heard the news that sitting is not good for our health. Experts tell us that humans are not meant to be sedentary and inactivity can lead to serious health problems. The good news is that you can lower your health risks by simply moving 30 minutes a day. […]

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Tags: fitness, healthy, heart, movement, sedentary, sitting, stairs, walking, wellness