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The ‘bivalent’ booster helps protect against the original strain as well as the omicron variant

By Sandy Cohen • December 6, 2022

It seems like every new health discovery is connected to the gut microbiome these days. I’m 68 years old, and this is new to me. I understand about probiotics, and I even take one, but now I’m seeing ads for prebiotics and postbiotics. What are they? Do I need to take them?

By Ask the Doctors • December 5, 2022

I’m having hand surgery next year to help with carpal tunnel, and I’m not thrilled about having anesthesia. I’ve been reading about surgeons whose patients use virtual reality headsets to need less anesthesia. Does that really work?

By Ask the Doctors • December 2, 2022

'There is still much work ahead to ensure more people at risk can access PrEP,' says Dr. Jessie Clark, professor of infectious diseases

By uclahealth • December 1, 2022

When our grandson first learned his colors, he sang them along with music. We thought he was copying that song for learning the ABCs. But when he got older, he started saying that he “hears” the colors. We have been told this is called synesthesia. How and why does it happen?

By Ask the Doctors • November 30, 2022

My boyfriend has been lifting weights at his gym. He’s working on getting stronger, and one of the trainers there suggested he start taking creatine as a supplement. I’ve never heard of that before. What is creatine, and what is it made out of? How does it affect your body?

By Ask the Doctors • November 28, 2022

I am 84 years old and just got a new doctor. When I asked her about the prostate exam my previous doctor did every few years, she seemed dismissive, saying, “Oh, we don't do that anymore.” Is this a personal choice by the physician? I worry about missing an important diagnosis.

By Ask the Doctors • November 25, 2022

It’s a ‘human-rights’ crisis, says Dr. Ninez Ponce, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

By Sandy Cohen • November 23, 2022

I’m a 33-year-old woman in good health. The problem is that I got into some bad habits during the pandemic and gained weight. I’m back on track with diet, and now I am adding exercise. I remember reading that the time of day that women exercise makes a difference. Is that true?

By Ask the Doctors • November 23, 2022

Tips for managing Thanksgiving and Christmas calories

By Chayil Champion • November 23, 2022