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Family and professional caregivers are key to ensuring that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia live safely, comfortably and with dignity. Given the nation’s rapidly aging population, more people in the coming years will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia with the memory loss, agitation, behavior changes [...]

By Enrique Rivero • June 6, 2018

Ocular melanoma is a rare form of eye cancer. Each year, only 2,500 people –or five in 1 million– are diagnosed. So why, as the news media reports, are a baffling number of newly diagnosed ocular melanoma cases cropping up in the southern United States? To shed light on [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • June 5, 2018

The quilt was presented to the UCLA Health Operation Mend program A kindergarten class [...]

By Amy Albin • May 29, 2018

To minimize missing school days, many kids get their elective surgery done over the summer vacation. But surgery and recovery can also mean missing out on summer fun. Knowing what to expect can help parents and kids plan ahead. Here are tips from two surgeons who perform some [...]

By Amy Albin • May 11, 2018

May awareness day for condition that affects 2 percent of pregnant women Morning sickness—nausea and vomiting during pregnancy—occurs in up to 90 percent of women. Even animals, including a Gorilla named Calaya, have experienced it, too. About 2 percent of pregnant women suffer a more severe form of morning sickness known as [...]

By Amy Albin • May 10, 2018

Patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital received a special treat from a musical group currently opening for Justin Timberlake. The Shadowboxers, a pop band from Atlanta, recently visited the hospital to play music for patients, families and staff. The Shadowboxers’ Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins and Scott [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • May 9, 2018

Ask any teenager if kids at school are “Juuling” and you’ll probably hear yes. The “Juul” is a type of e-cigarette [...]

By Amy Albin • May 7, 2018

Many young children struggle with seasonal allergies and the discomfort that accompanies them.  For some kids, seasonal allergy symptoms are severe enough that they can be mistaken for symptoms of learning disabilities. Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, a pediatric allergist at the UCLA [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • May 1, 2018

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it's no wonder they've become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • April 24, 2018

Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • March 29, 2018