Wellness

If you’ve jumped on the fitness-tracker bandwagon, you’re not alone. Millions of people have purchased wearable fitness trackers. These devices, such as the Fitbit, Jawbone UP and Garmin vívofit, monitor statistics such as your heart rate, activity levels and the number of steps you take. Alas, while it’s [...]

By uclahealth • October 2, 2016

The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2016

Congratulations to Matthew Hoffman for celebrating his 50th-gallon donation at the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center. 50 gallons is an amazing accomplishment and the result of 400 donations. Matthew started out more than 20 years ago donating platelets as a directed donor and then became a regular platelet donor visiting [...]

By uclahealth • September 30, 2016

Several factors can affect a child’s normal body temperature (98.6°F), including time of day, age and activity level. While slight variations can be normal, any body temperature above 100.3° F is considered a fever. Understanding fevers As a parent, you may feel distressed when your child has [...]

By uclahealth • September 30, 2016

Porter Ranch residents who live there are thrilled with the addition of pediatric services at UCLA’s full-service primary-care office in Porter Ranch. “We’ve been getting so many calls and questions [...]

By uclahealth • September 28, 2016

Want to lower your risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression – without leaving your house? Then go to bed! An often-ignored factor in improving our health is getting a good night’s sleep. We may view a solid 8 hours as a luxury, but it is actually [...]

By uclahealth • September 16, 2016

‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five [...]

By uclahealth • September 15, 2016

After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the [...]

By uclahealth • September 13, 2016

Those teenage years: Adolescents are no longer children, but they aren’t adults yet, either. Teenage cancer patients have unique physical and emotional needs – and sometimes, those needs remain unmet. When teens get cancer Cancer in teens and young adults is relatively rare – possibly leaving healthcare providers ill-equipped [...]

By uclahealth • September 10, 2016

Want a fun and effective way to make your meals healthier? Take your cues from the changing seasons. Fruits and vegetables that are in season and freshly picked are at their nutritional peak. Research has shown, for instance, that apples lose antioxidants as they sit in cold storage (antioxidants [...]

By uclahealth • September 8, 2016