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2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

April 20th, 2017

2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

By uclahealth uclahealth

The UCLA Brain Research Institute, Semel Institute, and UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group are proud to present: Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium Thu, April 20, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT Join us for a historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty about the science of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid […]

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Tags: Cannabidiol, cannabis, Cannabis Research, Chronic Pain, Dr Christopher Evans, Dr Donald Tashkin, Dr Igor Spigelman, Dr Michael Roth, Dr Ravi Aysola, Dr Shaun Hussain, Dr Thomas Strouse, Dr Timothy Fong, endocannnabinoid system, Immunomodulatory Effects of Cannabis, legal cannabis, medical cannabis, neurobiology, pediatric epilepsy, pediatric neurology, Prop 64, Psychoactive Cannabinoids, recreational cannabis, research, Schedule I drug, Semel Institute, UCLA Brain Research Institute, UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group, UCLA School of Dentistry, Featured


Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

April 19th, 2017

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection became mandatory.1 In support of Sports Eye Safety Month in […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, bleeding in the eye, eye, eye care, eye protection, opththal, protective eyewear, sports-related eye injuries, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Doheny Eye Institute


Kidney awareness event hosted by Dr. Rastogi

April 13th, 2017

Kidney awareness event hosted by Dr. Rastogi

By vero1 vero1

Best kidney-awareness event by far that was held on Saturday March 26th, 2017 at the Santa Monica Beach hosted by Dr. Anjay Rastogi. The event hosted a lot of informational booths that allowed the community and myself to gain further knowledge about kidney diseases, kidney treatments and most importantly about kidney donation. All the guests […]

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Tags: patient stories


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29th, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

March 28th, 2017

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

By uclahealth uclahealth

On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. This is important because each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO, blurry vision, comprehensive eye exam, eye, eye discomfort, eye disease, eye exam, eye health history, eye ijury, eye protection, eye strain, eyewear, Ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, vision, workplace eye wellness, workplace injury


We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

March 24th, 2017

We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Dr Gregg Fonarow, healthy eating, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension, Nutrition, Salt, sodium, wellness


Celebrate Doctor's Day

March 15th, 2017

Celebrate Doctor’s Day

By uclahealth uclahealth

*Doctor’s Day is March 30*

Celebrate and thank your UCLA doctor by sharing your story.

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Tags: Doctors, Doctors Day, UCLA Physicians, patient stories


Talk to teens about pot use

February 28th, 2017

Talk to teens about pot use

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

As more states legalize marijuana use, there’s a growing perception that pot is benign. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially in young people. There is still much to be learned about the effects of sporadic and occasional marijuana use on adolescent brains, said Dr. Thomas Strouse, medical director of the Stewart and Lynda […]

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Tags: addiction, American Academy of Pediatrics, depression, Dr Thomas Strouse, marijuana, marijuana use in teens, mental health, mental illness, psychosis


How to prevent peanut allergy in infants

February 27th, 2017

How to prevent peanut allergy in infants

By uclahealth uclahealth

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Between 1 and 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to peanuts — and that number has doubled in Western nations over the past decade. Prevention Peanut allergy, a severe and potentially fatal immune response to certain peanut proteins, develops […]

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Tags: Dr Maria Garcia-Lloret, health tips, health tips for parents, infant allergy, peanut allergy


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

February 25th, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: Heart Disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health