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Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT [...]

By Enrique Rivero • August 3, 2016

Having trouble reading your smartphone or wearing your contacts for as long as usual?  Air conditioning, blustery fans and summer heat all can dry out your eyes. Dr. John Bartlett, medical director of University Ophthalmology Associates at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, offers five tips for keeping your eyes [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • August 2, 2016

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch bobs in the central North Pacific, trapped by rotating ocean currents. It is one of five such patches in the world’s oceans, and consists primarily of microscopic particles, mostly plastic, suspended in the upper water column. Indeed, more than 5 trillion plastic pieces [...]

By • July 29, 2016

Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and [...]

By • July 29, 2016

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure [...]

By Kim Irwin • July 28, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZfzGCXQb5E Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have difficulties achieving pregnancy after six [...]

By Kim Irwin • July 26, 2016

(L to R) Theresa Kirkpatrick, clinical nurse specialist; Dr. Yonca Bulut, professor of pediatric critical care; Dr. Myke Federman, associate clinical professor of pediatric critical care; and PICU nurse Jennifer Armstrong designed and implemented the sleep initiative to help patients get more sleep and improve their [...]

By • July 21, 2016

Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • July 13, 2016

Almost all of us can remember a time, early in our lives, when we faced a big decision, and our mother told us to “go with your gut.” Well, no need to tell Mom, but her wisdom has once again been vindicated.  [...]

By • July 11, 2016

Fireworks are the essence of July Fourth, a celebration of joy and pride on public display. But with fireworks comes risk – especially to children. And the careless. And the inebriated. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tracks fireworks injuries and deaths, and STAT, a wonderful source of [...]

By Tami Dennis • July 2, 2016