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Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined in the United States, yet it is estimated that 60 percent of those deaths are preventable through current screening methods. Why, then, are people so hesitant to get screened? "There's an 'ick' factor [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • March 5, 2019
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. That’s because screening can find colon cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. And screening can prevent it from occurring at all. According to the American Cancer Society, [...]
By Denise Heady • March 1, 2019
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious condition that causes extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and affects about two percent of pregnant women. Although it is commonly called extreme morning sickness, the symptoms can attack women anytime of the day or night. In some cases, the [...]
By uclahealth • February 12, 2019
If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other [...]
By Amy Albin • February 1, 2019
Every January, millions of Americans make resolutions or set goals they are unlikely to keep or accomplish. They vow to lose weight, eat healthier or start exercising, only to see those resolutions fall by their waistline. Or they may resolve to [...]
By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM • January 9, 2019
Theo Tittle grew up knowing his dad wasn’t like everyone else. For starters, his father, Bently, battled a rare genetic form of kidney cancer that entailed three major surgeries, various cancer-fighting treatments and participation in a clinical trial. [...]
By Denise Heady • January 2, 2019
Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in [...]
By Amy Albin • December 17, 2018
When Piyush Ved and his wife, Swati, [...]
By Amy Albin • November 5, 2018
A lifelong athlete, Michael Coulter shares advice on getting through a major health hurdle Michael Coulter (No. 28) on the 1976 Rose Bowl championship Bruin football team. He maintained a high level of fitness  for decades after his athletic career, but developed heart failure in [...]
By Amy Albin • October 17, 2018
When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 2, 2018