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Dear Doctors: Our grandfather was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few years ago. His strength and endurance have declined a lot, and now he’s on oxygen. What are some of the signs that his congestive heart failure is advanced?

Dear Reader: When someone has congestive heart failure, it means that [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 23, 2020

UCLA Health experts address some of the consequences of social isolation during the pandemic lockdown

By uclahealth • July 22, 2020

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By Jane Murcia • May 26, 2020

Learn why shouldn't smoke or vape

By uclahealth • May 18, 2020

Build Up Bodily Defenses Despite Covid-19

By Jane Murcia • April 29, 2020

"Stay at Home" Tips to Keep You Fit

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