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A Possible Link Between Diet Beverages and Stroke

May 21, 2019

A Possible Link Between Diet Beverages and Stroke

By uclahealth uclahealth

A recent study of postmenopausal women age 50 to 79 in the United States found those who consumed two or more artificially sweetened beverages per day were at a higher risk for the most common type of stroke — ischemic stroke. Are Diet Drinks Bad for Your Health? The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) […]

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Tags: diet soda, stroke, sweetened beverages, UCLA stroke center, women's health


5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

May 16, 2019

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

By uclahealth uclahealth

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information about […]

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Tags: eye disease, opthalmology, risk of eye disease, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


Defeat Depression With A Healthy Diet

May 14, 2019

Defeat Depression With A Healthy Diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

Research over the past ten years suggests that you can prevent depression with a healthy diet. Some studies suggest a healthy diet, like a Mediterranean-style eating plan, can even treat depression once it’s been diagnosed.  Improving Brain Health Through Diet At the root of depression is an unhealthy brain. Improving your diet can increase brain […]

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Tags: brain health, depression, healthy diet, healthy foods, mental health, mood, UCLA psychiatry


Discovery of Dementia-Related Genes is Key Step in Finding Therapies

May 7, 2019

Discovery of Dementia-Related Genes is Key Step in Finding Therapies

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that figure is likely to triple by 2060. Currently no treatment can alter the course of dementia associated with the death of brain cells (neurodegeneration).  Dementia Genes Linked to Buildup […]

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Tags: aging, dementia, Dr. Daniel Geschwind, genes, genetic testing, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA


Do Vaccines Cause Autism? Yet Another Study Says No

May 3, 2019

Do Vaccines Cause Autism? Yet Another Study Says No

By uclahealth uclahealth

We don’t yet know what causes autism, but a new study found the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not. The MMR vaccine also doesn’t trigger autism in a group of at-risk kids. No Linkage Between MMR Vaccine and Autism  A 1998 paper in The Lancet claimed the MMR vaccine caused autism, but that […]

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Tags: autism, measles, MRR, vaccines


Stay safe: What you need to know about measles outbreaks

April 30, 2019

Stay safe: What you need to know about measles outbreaks

By uclahealth uclahealth

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area affected by a measles outbreak — the L.A. County Department of Public Health is investigating five cases. Below are answers to commonly asked questions to help you better understand measles, and more importantly, whether you or loved ones are at risk: What is measles? Measles is a very […]

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Tags: measles, measles outbreak, measles vaccine, vaccination


Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

April 29, 2019

Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights UCLA Health has more than 170 medical offices throughout greater Los Angeles. A wide variety of services are offered in Santa Clarita, including primary care, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pain management, radiology and cancer care. Santa Clarita’s Tourney Road office offers weekend and evening hours and urgent care services. About three years ago, […]

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Tags: cardiology, patient story, pediatrics, primary care, Santa Clarita, The Checkup, UCLA Health Santa Clarita, urgent care


From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

March 21, 2019

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real estate broker and appraiser; a husband and dog owner; and a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer last year after a routine screening. Before he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Frost […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Ara Kardashian, Dr. Philip Cohen, Dr. Sandy Liu, Encino, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Colonoscopy: What to expect before, during and after your procedure

March 12, 2019

Colonoscopy: What to expect before, during and after your procedure

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colonoscopy is the preferred colon cancer screening test. It takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and is performed at an outpatient surgical center or hospital. The following is what you can expect before, during and after your procedure: Before: Schedule your procedure After your primary care physician places an order in the system, you […]

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Tags: colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, preventive care, The Checkup


Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

March 11, 2019

Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colon cancer is highly preventable and treatable. Yet more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with—and more than 50,000 people die from—colon cancer each year in the United States. The key to improving these statistics is to ensure that every person completes a routine colon cancer screening test, which can stop the disease before it starts. […]

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Tags: cologuard, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, flexible sigmoidoscopy, home tests for colon cancer, prevention, The Checkup, virtual colonoscopy