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Tips to Ensure Your Kids’ Eyes Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

September 20th, 2017

Tips to Ensure Your Kids’ Eyes Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

By uclahealth uclahealth

It’s back-to-school time and as parents tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye doctor, eye health, eye injuries, eye surgeon, eyestrain, eyewear, goggles, healthy eyes, healthy vision, nearsightedness


Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

September 14th, 2017

Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Center UCLA, eye, eye exams, healthy aging, healthy eyes, healthy vision, macular degeneration, ophthalmologist, opthalmology, surgical eye care, UCLA Doheny Eye Institute


Why is your child avoiding school?

August 30th, 2017

Why is your child avoiding school?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 35 percent of school-age children display school-resistant behaviors, which can range from temporary/short-term reluctance to continual avoidance and refusal to go to school. School avoidance and refusal If your child continually begs to stay home or be home schooled, visits the school nurse with vague complaints or asks to be picked up early […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bullying, health tips, isolation, school stress, school-related anxiety, social anxiety, why is your child avoiding school?


Back-to-school health tips

August 30th, 2017

Back-to-school health tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

From getting your children on a better sleep schedule to ensuring they get enough exercise, here are a few tips for transitioning to a healthy school year. Adjust sleep schedules While your children may love to stay up late and sleep in during the summer, this schedule doesn’t bode well for the school year. To […]

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Tags: back to school, backpack safety, bone-strengthening exercises, keeping germs at bay, playing sports in school, screen time, sleep schedules


Lifestyle changes that can help your heartburn

August 28th, 2017

Lifestyle changes that can help your heartburn

By uclahealth uclahealth

While prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been used to treat heartburn, there are more natural methods, too. Here are a few tips to help you find relief. Change your lifestyle Heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus, causing burning or pain in the chest. This discomfort can sometimes move up […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, chest pain, esophageal disorders, heartburn, heartburn triggers, lifestyle changes, proton pump inhibitors, stomach acid, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders, UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases


Support for breastfeeding moms

August 26th, 2017

Support for breastfeeding moms

By uclahealth uclahealth

While you may have heard “breast is best,” and that you should breastfeed your baby for at least one year post-childbirth, many new moms don’t realize how challenging this undertaking can be. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Tell others you want to breastfeed Talking to others about your breastfeeding goals […]

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Tags: baby's feeding schedule, breast pump, breastfeeding, breastfeeding goals, breastfeeding moms, lactation classes, lactation consultant, lactation program


Opioid drugs: Use with caution

August 24th, 2017

Opioid drugs: Use with caution

By uclahealth uclahealth

Abuse of opioid pain relievers is a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S., and around the world. If you need to take opioids, carefully weigh the risks and benefits with your doctor — especially if they’re being prescribed for chronic non-cancer pain rather than for temporary pain resulting from an injury or […]

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Tags: addiction, dependence, fibromyalgia, morphine, neuropathy, opioid prescription, opioid use, opioids, overdose, pain relief, physical dependency


When is it chronic fatigue syndrome?

August 22nd, 2017

When is it chronic fatigue syndrome?

By uclahealth uclahealth

When is feeling tired and rundown a sign of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? Learn the symptoms of this condition so you know when it’s time to see your doctor. While there isn’t a cure for CFS, there are different treatment approaches that can help you feel better. What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue? Severe […]

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Tags: CFS, chronic fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, fatigue, felling tired, risk factors of chronic fatigue, signs of chronic fatigue


Self-care for the caregiver

August 16th, 2017

Self-care for the caregiver

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you’re caring for a family member with a life-threatening illness such as cancer, you know the demands can be emotionally and physically overwhelming. Taking time to care for yourself is critical. The effects of caregiving on your health Going to your loved one’s doctor appointments, managing medications, running errands, and helping with bathing, dressing […]

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Tags: caregiver health, caregiver stress, caregivers, emotional support, self-care for U, support groups


Solar eclipse eye safety

August 10th, 2017

Solar eclipse eye safety

By uclahealth uclahealth

On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will be able to see the spectacular […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), binoculars, blindness, camera lenses, eye, lenses, magnifying glass, opththalmologist, opththalmology, protecting your eyes, retinopathy, shades