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By uclahealth • April 17, 2020

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) and high cholesterol are two factors that increase your risk for developing heart disease or heart failure. Now, new research suggests that having those factors as a young adult increases your risk for heart disease later in life. Emphasizing prevention during the young [...]

By uclahealth • February 3, 2020

Noah Bella Michaelis spent 13 years living with health challenges from being born with complex congenital heart defects (CHD) and heterotaxy syndrome. The syndrome involves an abnormal arrangement of internal organs in the chest and abdomen. On January 3, 2017, Noah succumbed to a life-threatening condition she developed, known as [...]

By uclahealth • May 23, 2019
A lifelong athlete, Michael Coulter shares advice on getting through a major health hurdle Michael Coulter (No. 28) on the 1976 Rose Bowl championship Bruin football team. He maintained a high level of fitness  for decades after his athletic career, but developed heart failure in [...]
By Amy Albin • October 17, 2018
Dear Doctors: Our family visits a lake in the mountains every summer where the water almost never gets above 60 degrees. I dislike swimming in cold water but my husband and dad insist that it’s good for you. It won’t get me into the water but I just want to [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 11, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’m 75, healthy, and want to stay that way in spite of a bad family history regarding hearts and arteries. I have taken 10 milligrams of Lipitor for several years, but am wondering if I should try coconut oil to lower my cholesterol. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 26, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol.  Do you think it really helps? First, let’s look at niacin and its role in the body. Niacin is a B vitamin that the body needs to create the [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 20, 2018