Items Tagged ‘women’s health’

A Possible Link Between Diet Beverages and Stroke

May 21, 2019

A Possible Link Between Diet Beverages and Stroke

By uclahealth uclahealth

A recent study of postmenopausal women age 50 to 79 in the United States found those who consumed two or more artificially sweetened beverages per day were at a higher risk for the most common type of stroke — ischemic stroke. Are Diet Drinks Bad for Your Health? The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) […]

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Tags: diet soda, stroke, sweetened beverages, UCLA stroke center, women's health


January 9, 2019

A suggestion for 2019 health and wellness goals: start small

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM tbraun

Every January, millions of Americans make resolutions or set goals they are unlikely to keep or accomplish. They vow to lose weight, eat healthier or start exercising, only to see those resolutions fall by their waistline. Or they may resolve to stop smoking, get more sleep or be better organized, but fail miserably with those […]

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Tags: Dr. Anuradha Seshadri, UCLA Health Century City, women's health


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health


Name Inspiration

August 28, 2018

Name Inspiration

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My grandfather was a physician and my mother was a lactation consultant, so I knew I wanted to go into women’s health,” says Eyelle Sacher, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “In college, I took an elective called Women’s Childbirth and Culture and learned about childbirth all around the world. I learned about nurse […]

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Tags: certified nurse midwife, childbirth, lactation consultant, midwife, midwifery service, nurse midwifery, nurse midwives, OBGYN, postpartum exam postpartum, pregnant, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives


Expanding Practice

August 28, 2018

Expanding Practice

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We moved May to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica,” says Shadman Habibi, lead nurse midwife for the UCLA Nurse Midwives group. “It’s been very exciting. Our clients have loved giving birth here. There are a lot of postpartum rooms available and the floor in the unit is very quiet. Nurse midwives are also women’s health […]

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Tags: midwife, midwifery service, nurse midwives, OBGYN, postpartum, pregnant, Shadman Habibi, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives, women's health


Ask the Doctors - Does talc cause ovarian cancer?

March 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does talc cause ovarian cancer?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Some women, and juries, say that talc causes ovarian cancer, but doctors say it doesn’t. Where’s the evidence either way? Dear Reader: Talc is a mineral composed of magnesium and silicate. Talcum powder, commonly known as baby powder, was first marketed by Johnson & Johnson in 1894. It was first used, and is […]

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Tags: cancer, cornstarch, diaper rash, Dr. Robert Ashley, fallopian tubes, Ovarian Cancer, talc, talcum powder, women, women's health


Ask the Doctors - Can alcohol affect risk of breast cancer recurrence?

March 1, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can alcohol affect risk of breast cancer recurrence?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I read your recent response to a question about alcohol consumption and its correlation to breast cancer. But what about the risk once you’ve been diagnosed? I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and have completed radiation. I am on medication and have a very positive prognosis. I enjoy a glass of wine […]

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Tags: aging, alcohol consumption, alcohol for women, breast cancer, breast cancer risk, cancer, cancer recurrence, Cancer Treatment Reviews, Dr. Robert Ashley, radiation, women, women's health


Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

September 6, 2017

Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

By David Olmos davidolmos

Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is studying […]

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Tags: brain injury, childrens health, concussions, depression, exercise, mental health, Psychological stress, sports injuries, sports medicine, UCLA Brain Research Institute, women's health


May 26, 2017

At risk for melanoma? Get checked annually, UCLA cancer expert says

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

As rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages, since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Routine full body exams […]

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Tags: cancer, men's health, metastatic melanoma, physical examination, self-skin exams, women's health


Hope for a new treatment for ovarian cancer

May 8, 2017

Hope for a new treatment for ovarian cancer

By Tiare Dunlap tdunlap

On World Ovarian Cancer Day, celebrated this year on May 8, women fighting the disease have new reason to hope. This international awareness day was created to build solidarity among women with ovarian cancer. For decades, researchers have been trying to unravel the mystery of why up to 85 percent of women who undergo the standard treatment […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, aggressive cancer, cancer research, cancer treatment, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, epithelial ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer research, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, women's health