Wellness

https://youtu.be/w_8Ji_4vXZ0   With summer almost upon us, it’s only natural to want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. But parents of babies need to think twice. Very small children need extra protection from the sun’s harmful rays. “A baby’s skin is more sensitive than adult skin, [...]

By • May 23, 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 from vision impairments or [...]

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 intake over time. So if you [...]

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 is [...]

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

Rice cereal has had a rough week. Most pediatricians recommend it for an infant’s introduction to solid food, with many children in the U.S. consuming a steady diet of rice cereal and other rice products. But a new, and widely publicized, study found that babies fed rice-based foods had [...]

By • May 2, 2016

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By uclahealth • May 2, 2016

As an emergency room doctor who’s no stranger to crisis – and, as a result, the media -- I’m frequently asked to weigh in on news while it’s still developing, before anyone has any answers, much less all of them. To that end, I’ve now been asked several [...]

By uclahealth • April 25, 2016