News & Insights

Subscribe to our RSS feed.

As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings of the National [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • November 2, 2016

Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock of Orange County, recalled [...]

By • November 1, 2016

https://youtu.be/tWK6Md8ffJc When Angeline Vuong, 27, was diagnosed with cancer in one breast earlier this year, her first reaction was "A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. NOW. "  Turns out, she's far from alone: a recent JAMA study of 190,000 breast cancer cases in California between 1998 and 2011 found a six-fold increase [...]

By Simi Singer • October 25, 2016

More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the [...]

By • October 24, 2016

With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, [...]

By • October 24, 2016

Beware of those homeopathic teething tablets and gels. That’s the word from the Food and Drug Administration, which recently warned parents that the products may pose a risk to infants and young children. In fact, the agency said, consumers should immediately stop using the products. But fear not. [...]

By Brianna Aldrich • October 23, 2016

Earlier this month, a high school in New Jersey canceled its traditional homecoming celebration for fear that the event would become an exhibition in “mass bullying.” The cancellation came after school officials at Rumson-Fair Haven High School in Rumson, New Jersey discovered that students were planning to elect a [...]

By uclahealth • October 21, 2016

As Halloween approaches and sugary treats top the shopping list, there are some tricks you can deploy to provide healthy and fun alternatives to the customary loads of candy that are shoveled into kids’ bags and stomachs. To stop the sugar overload this Halloween, consider handing out healthy [...]

By • October 20, 2016

No doubt about it: Halloween is a fabulously fun holiday, especially for children who come home with a bag of candy after a night of trick-or-treating. But it’s also one of those holidays that can be easily overdone. That is, eating too much candy can lead to stomach aches, [...]

By Brianna Aldrich • October 17, 2016

With my stomach growling one recent Monday, I ended up at our hospital cafeteria for a tasty and filling lunch.  As I entered the cafeteria, I noticed a sign with the headline “Eat less meat.  Good for your body, your mind and your wallet.” Well, I’d heard of [...]

By • October 13, 2016