Items Tagged ‘women’s health’

Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

September 6th, 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 26th, 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 8th, 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


March 30th, 2017

Thank you

By luz1 luz1

Dr. Alice Agzarian is one of my favorite doctors because of her knowledge and commitment to her patients. She found out about my cancer even before I had symptoms, and because of that I have more chances to live longer. I’ll be grateful to her for the rest of my life. Thank you from the […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer care, Doctors Day, Dr. Alice Agzarian, Family Medicine, internal medicine, patient stories, women's health


March 25th, 2017

Dr. Mina Ma and Dr. Leena Nathan helped me catch cancer early

By diana b diana b

I often report symptoms of various kinds to my longtime internist, Dr. Mina Ma. She has a great ability to determine what should be of concern. Fourteen years ago, she decided I should seek further help for some odd spotting. Because she knew when to be concerned, I went to Dr. Leena Nathan who after some […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Leena Nathan, Dr. Mina Ma, Dr. Robin Eisner, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologist, gynecology oncology, hysterectomy, OBGYN, obstetrics and gynecology, obstretics


Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

March 8th, 2017

Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

By Brianna Aldrich brianna_aldrich

Maintaining optimal oral health is important in all stages of life, but it’s even more important when a woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women can experience negative, and often unexpected, changes in their oral health that have long-term repercussions. These can include an increase in cavities due to frequent snacking; heightened gum sensitivity and bleeding exacerbated […]

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Tags: children, children's health, dental disease, dental exam, dental radiographs, dental x-rays, Dr. Salina Massei, newborns, oral health, pregnancy, prenatal care, radiation


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

February 25th, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #12

February 24th, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #12

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet: Practical Advice Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #11

February 23rd, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #11

By uclahealth uclahealth

How to figure out portion size Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, portion size, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

February 22nd, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

By uclahealth uclahealth

Healthy diet, physical activity, low stress and strong social supports really do help you live longer. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, healthy diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, low stress, physical activity, social support, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center