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Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

August 31, 2018

Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

By deniseheady deniseheady

A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it. She and her colleagues are focused on  discovering why epithelial ovarian cancer, one of the most common and aggressive […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer awareness month, stem cell research, ucla cancer center


With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

August 9, 2018

With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is expanding by adding two music therapy fellows who will assist patients and new research beginning in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over the course of a year. A $100,000 gift from The Music Man Foundation enabled UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital […]

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Tags: developing infants, infant, infants, music therapist, music therapy, NICU, pediatrics, preemies, premature infants, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Coping with the changes your feet undergo as you age

August 6, 2018

Coping with the changes your feet undergo as you age

By Simi Singer simisinger

Most Americans will have walked 75,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 50 – the equivalent of trekking around the Earth on the equator three times. But all this walking results in significant wear and tear on our feet. “Regular foot care at every age is important,” said Dr. Joan Williams, orthopaedic […]

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Tags: arthritis, bunions, foot surgery, fungal infections, Joan Williams MD, orthopaedic surgeon, orthotics, podiatry, stress fracture, UCLA Orthopaedic Center, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


Worried about varicose veins? Here's what you need to know

July 27, 2018

Worried about varicose veins? Here’s what you need to know

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

On a summer day, many people like to wear shorts to get some relief in the heat. For people with varicose veins, however, the idea of wearing shorts can lead to more anxiety than comfort. Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many […]

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Tags: blood flow, circulation, compression socks, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, radiologist, radiology, ucla varicose vein clinic, varicose veins


Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM tbraun

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


Maine basketball coach with rare hearing disorder crosses country for specialized surgery at UCLA

July 25, 2018

Maine basketball coach with rare hearing disorder crosses country for specialized surgery at UCLA

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Out of the blue, Richard Barron, 49, woke up deaf in one ear. The University of Maine women’s basketball coach was ultra-sensitive to noise–the sound of someone loading the dishwasher was excruciating. Even stranger, Richard began hearing his bones creak and his eyelids move. Far worse was the noise-related brain fog that descended on him […]

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Tags: body sounds, bones creak, brain fog, eyelids move, hearing loss, minimally invasive approach, nausea, poor balance, superior canal dehiscence; SSCD


To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat


5 tips for men seeking plastic  surgery

July 17, 2018

5 tips for men seeking plastic surgery

By Amy Albin amyalbin

More men are undergoing cosmetic surgery to improve their looks. Here’s what they need to know.   Move over women, men want their plastic surgery, too. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons finds more men are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their looks and boost their confidence. More than 1.3 million […]

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Tags: American Board of Plastic Surgery, body etching, body sculpting, Dr. Jason Roostaeian, eye lift, facelift, liposuction, male breast reduction, male plastic surgery, neck lift, plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery


July 12, 2018

Ways to “be there” for someone with anxiety or depression

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

When a family member or friend is feeling sad or anxious, it can be awkward when you don’t know what to say. You want to help — and you definitely don’t want to make matters worse – but how? Lekeisha Sumner and Emanuel Maidenberg, both psychologists and clinical professors of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, friendship, psychotherapy, reassurance


After FDA approves first drug made from marijuana, what happens next?

July 11, 2018

After FDA approves first drug made from marijuana, what happens next?

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

On June 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug made from marijuana – Epidiolex — to treat two rare and devastating forms of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Dr. Shaun Hussain, a pediatric neurologist at UCLA who treats children with epilepsy, believes the medication will be a game-changer for many […]

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