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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 [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • July 18, 2018

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 [...]

By Amy Albin • July 17, 2018

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 [...]

By Leigh Hopper • July 12, 2018

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 [...]

By Leigh Hopper • July 11, 2018

Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In Wilson’s [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • July 5, 2018

  Despite its dry, temperate climate, California had more mosquito-borne infections than any U.S. state from 2004 to 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The California numbers are primarily attributable [...]

By Enrique Rivero • July 2, 2018

Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills. [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018

Foam rollers have become more prevalent in gyms, exercise classes and therapy clinics during the past 10 years.  Many physical therapists use foam rollers to help patients recover from injuries – and for good reason.  This flexible piece of equipment can help [...]

By Simi Singer • June 12, 2018

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 global killer, but more lives can be saved if bystanders know how to help More than 700 kids and adults from around Los Angeles learned how they can help cardiac arrest victims at the first-ever CPR Palooza held at the [...]

By Amy Albin • June 11, 2018

    Alzheimer’s disease is the much-feared, most common cause of memory problems in the elderly. Sometimes, however, memory problems are caused by something else entirely, including conditions that can be treated if diagnosed, according [...]

By Leigh Hopper • June 7, 2018