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Look out for your eyes – after all, they look out for you. Making healthy choices and undergoing regular eye exams can help preserve your sight. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), about 37 million people 40 years and older in the U.S. suffer from vision impairments or [...]

By uclahealth • May 18, 2016

If you’re ready to give up smoking, take note: a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that smokers who abruptly stopped smoking altogether experienced higher long-term cessation rates than those who weaned off the habit by reducing their tobacco intake over time. So if you [...]

By uclahealth • May 5, 2016

Despite vast advancements in medical technology and transplantation, the need for organ, eye and tissue donations still greatly outnumber the supply. Organ donation is a life-long gift that can help save the life of one of the more than 120,000 Americans in need of an organ donation. How? Let [...]

By uclahealth • May 5, 2016

Dips in the pool, long days at the beach and trips to the playground: summer is synonymous with outdoor fun. Prolonged heat exposure on sunny days can also carry potential risks for kids, such as dehydration, heat illness and sunburn. But the good news is that they are easily [...]

By uclahealth • May 5, 2016

May is Mental Health Month, and it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of depression — a condition that affects millions of Americans. Can you sort the facts from the myths? Sadness is common, but major depression is rare. FICTION. In fact, major depression is [...]

By uclahealth • May 5, 2016

Infertility is more than a physical condition, however, as it can represent a deeply distressing experience for individuals and couples affected. For many, working through the many aspects of infertility can be filled with complicated medical decisions and feelings of sorrow, shock, anger or frustration. If you find yourself overwhelmed, [...]

By uclahealth • May 5, 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. Serving Size The first bit [...]

By uclahealth • March 24, 2016

Everyone benefits from a good night’s rest, but sleep is especially important in healing and strengthening children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Unfortunately, catching some Z’s at a hospital that operates 24/7 isn’t always easy. “We knew from talking to parents that [...]

By uclahealth • March 18, 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