wellness

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. [...]
By Brianna Aldrich • October 23, 2016
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, [...]
By Brianna Aldrich • October 17, 2016
Attention commuters and desk sitters: We’ve all heard the news that sitting is not [...]
By Amy Albin • August 12, 2016
Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood [...]
By Amy Albin • July 29, 2016
Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand, but the exciting displays come with some risk. In 2014, over 10,000 Americans were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries, according to the most recent annual figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As regulations [...]
By uclahealth • July 3, 2016
With summer in full swing, July is primetime for firing up the grill. Keep your barbecue parties safe with these six tips:
  1. Choose your location wisely
Both gas and charcoal grills should only be used outside. Keep the grill away from your house, deck rails and [...]
By uclahealth • July 1, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month, an information and education campaign created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate Americans about making wise food choices and developing healthy eating and exercise habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month honors the expertise of registered dietitians as the definitive [...]
By uclahealth • March 24, 2016
Want to count calories? Figure out how much protein you're getting? Each packaged food sold in the U.S. has a nutrition facts panel printed on its label, and that holds the key to understanding what you're really eating. Here's what each nutrition facts label can tell you. [...]
By uclahealth • March 24, 2016
Sleep on This: 6 Important Facts About Sleep Whether you’re one of the few who sleep like a baby or are constantly playing catch up, your sleep habits play a critical role in your health. Our bodies not only need to recharge, but our brains also need time [...]
By uclahealth • March 11, 2016
Your heart health matters. Most people only get one heart, and taking care of its health will ensure that it keeps pounding away for a long time to come! If you're ready to develop a healthier lifestyle that keeps your heart in mind, check out these five small changes [...]
By uclahealth • February 24, 2016