Wellness

With back-to-school time approaching, parents will be scrambling to buy new supplies and clothes for their children. As they check off their list of to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health [...]

By uclahealth • August 17, 2016

If you’re looking for a guilt-free way to take it easy, these six low-key activities will help you burn calories while chilling out. (Note: All calorie estimates are based on the average number burned by a 155-pound person every 30 minutes.) Hit the beach. Snoozing in the [...]

By uclahealth • August 16, 2016

For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. [...]

By Reggie Kumar • August 9, 2016

Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on the past and the future rather than on the present. And while technology may seem to make life easier, it also increases the demands on our time and attention. As a result, we are more stressed than ever before. [...]

By uclahealth • August 9, 2016

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like [...]

By uclahealth • August 8, 2016

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the [...]

By uclahealth • August 3, 2016

While many parents look forward to the end of summer and the start of school with some relief, their children may be experiencing feelings of anxiety and apprehension. In some children, nervousness about the coming year can even manifest as physical symptoms, such as stomachaches, headaches and restlessness. [...]

By uclahealth • August 3, 2016

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch bobs in the central North Pacific, trapped by rotating ocean currents. It is one of five such patches in the world’s oceans, and consists primarily of microscopic particles, mostly plastic, suspended in the upper water column. Indeed, more than 5 trillion plastic pieces [...]

By • July 29, 2016

Making and maintaining friendships are critical to a child’s social and emotional development. Developing healthy friendships early on can help children maintain positive influences and friendships throughout their lives. Forming friendships “A friendship is a mutual relationship formed with affection and commitment between people who consider themselves as [...]

By uclahealth • July 29, 2016

Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and [...]

By • July 29, 2016