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By Vijaya Surampudi MD, MS When it comes to fruit, we often go with what we know: apples, oranges, bananas, berries and such. However, there are many fruits that are popular in Asian and European countries that may not be as regularly consumed in the United States and [...]

By uclahealth • May 19, 2016

Volunteer Shannon Allbright leads the weekly sewing circle in the Chase Child Life department at Mattel Children’s Hospital. The circle is just one of the activities designed to help parents of patients de-stress. Here, a group of parents are joined by KCBS reporter Lisa Sigell, who [...]

By • May 13, 2016

It’s been five years since West Hollywood resident Paulinda Babbini lost her daughter, Robin, at age 20 to advanced ovarian cancer. She grieved, but she also decided to act to prevent another mother from experiencing the devastation she [...]

By Kim Irwin • April 29, 2016

Modern medicine demands a constant quest for more efficient and safer ways to deliver care. An endotracheal tube – a device inserted into a patient’s mouth and guided into the windpipe to maintain an open airway and when patients cannot breathe on their own – is typically kept in [...]

By Phil Hampton • April 28, 2016

  Most adults would prefer to age in place—that is, remain in their homes as long as [...]

By Kim Irwin • April 27, 2016

When it comes to Vitamin D, doctors seem to be unreasonably certain about its benefits.   In a study published online recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, UCLA researchers found that physicians conveyed with certainty to their patients a host of information about the vitamin, [...]

By Enrique Rivero • April 25, 2016

  If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health; it’s good for Earth’s health. Dana Hunnes, a UCLA dietitian, provides some compelling reasons to get on the vegetarian bandwagon on Earth Day, April 22. She notes [...]

By • April 22, 2016

More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s new program [...]

By Meg Sullivan • April 22, 2016

How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • April 21, 2016

All kids experience pain at some point, whether from injury or illness. For some kids, however, the pain is chronic and doesn’t respond well to treatment. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. The past decade has brought a wealth of research and newer technologies, such as brain imaging, [...]

By • April 12, 2016