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It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Nicknamed the "little blue pill," Viagra has become one of the most recognized drugs on the market. But Viagra's impacts go far [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • March 27, 2018

No doubt about it: Brains are cool. Just ask the 300 local K-12 students who visited the 10th UCLA Brain Awareness Week at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. They got a close-up look at a real human brain -- as well as the brains [...]

By Leigh Hopper • March 16, 2018

Every day, thousands of patients visit hospital emergency rooms with chest pain and worry that they’re having a heart attack. Or they have numbness in an arm and worry about a stroke. In some cases, patients aren’t worried but really should [...]

By Phil Hampton • March 16, 2018

UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease

By Amy Albin • March 15, 2018

Dear Doctors: It's been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression? Dr. [...]

By Ask the Doctors • March 15, 2018

Dear Doctor: I'm a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor? Dear Reader: That's a difficult question to answer. I have generally encouraged annual physical exams [...]

By Ask the Doctors • March 14, 2018

Dear Doctors: I've been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three?

By Ask the Doctors • March 13, 2018

Los Angeles County has the largest juvenile justice system in the nation, consisting of more than 8,000 minors detained in juvenile halls and probation camps [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • March 12, 2018

Dear Doctors: I know that Adderall is prescribed to children with ADHD. But lately I've been reading stories about college kids who use Adderall to help them study. What is Adderall and who should take it? You've [...]

By Ask the Doctors • March 12, 2018

Dear Doctor: My wife's uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot -- to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall [...]

By Ask the Doctors • March 10, 2018