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"Stay at Home" Tips to Keep You Fit

By uclahealth • April 17, 2020
Before you start training for that next half marathon or dedicate yourself to a new kettlebell routine, there's one thing you should do first, says Philip H. Cohen, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician, and that's to clearly define some [...]
By uclahealth • August 1, 2018
Dear Doctors: My husband, who plays in a weekend soccer league, is troubled by some new reports he has read that suggest that soccer might as dangerous as football. Can you explain the studies? Your husband may [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 27, 2018
  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician [...]
By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM • July 26, 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
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By uclahealth • June 1, 2018
Dear Doctors: I play in a weekend softball league and my shoulder aches for a couple of day after the game. Aspirin hurts my stomach so I wonder whether using a pain medication in a cream or ointment might help? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 30, 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
Flickr/Richard Owens For some student-athletes who suffer concussions, the mental aspect of getting back in the game is the toughest part. Researchers at UCLA are looking closely at the psychological aspects of recovery from head injuries, such as concussions, and have recently begun a program that integrates [...]
By David Olmos • December 13, 2017
Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David [...]
By David Olmos • September 6, 2017