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Today’s teens love their smartphones. Many parents, tired of competing for attention with the ever-present devices, would say cell phones are a pain in the neck. Turns out, those parents might be right. Doctors who specialize in spine disorders report that more patients are complaining of a phenomenon [...]
By uclahealth • June 3, 2016
Most people think strokes only affect older adults, but that is not the reality. About one in 10 strokes occurs in people 18 to 50 years old, according to the American Heart Association. Research in recent years has indicated an increased prevalence of stroke among [...]
By uclahealth • June 1, 2016
“I come in every three or four weeks to donate blood,” says Christopher Garduno Luna, a neuroscience major at UCLA. “I’ve donated  blood and platelets. I know a lot of people don’t have time to stay for an hour (to donate platelets) or have a phobia of needles, but [...]
By uclahealth • May 28, 2016
Look out for your eyes – after all, they look out for you. Making healthy choices and undergoing regular eye exams can help preserve your sight. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), about 37 million people 40 years and older in the U.S. suffer [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2016
If you’re ready to give up smoking, take note: a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that smokers who abruptly stopped smoking altogether experienced higher long-term cessation rates than those who weaned off the habit by reducing their tobacco [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
Despite vast advancements in medical technology and transplantation, the need for organ, eye and tissue donations still greatly outnumber the supply. Organ donation is a life-long gift that can help save the life of one of the more than 120,000 Americans in need of an organ donation. How? Let [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
Dips in the pool, long days at the beach and trips to the playground: summer is synonymous with outdoor fun. Prolonged heat exposure on sunny days can also carry potential risks for kids, such as dehydration, heat illness and sunburn. But the good news is that they are easily [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
May is Mental Health Month, and it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of depression — a condition that affects millions of Americans. Can you sort the facts from the myths? Sadness is common, but major depression is rare. FICTION. In fact, major depression [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
Infertility is more than a physical condition, however, as it can represent a deeply distressing experience for individuals and couples affected. For many, working through the many aspects of infertility can be filled with complicated medical decisions and feelings of sorrow, shock, anger or frustration. If you find yourself overwhelmed, [...]
By uclahealth • May 5, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month, an information and education campaign created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate Americans about making wise food choices and developing healthy eating and exercise habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month honors the expertise of registered dietitians as the definitive [...]
By uclahealth • March 24, 2016