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New Year's Resolution: Become a Volunteer

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If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier and to lead a more satisfying life, consider becoming a volunteer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that volunteering may have positive health benefits for...
7-Dec-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Researchers Uncover New Evidence Linking Inflammation and Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

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UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of the gland. These progenitor cells have the ability...
6-Dec-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Brains of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Share Similar Molecular Abnormalities

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UCLA scientists provides further evidence that the brains of people with autism, despite different causes, tend to have the same molecular “signature.”
5-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Putting Fundamental Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Map

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The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health produced a far-reaching analysis of countries’ efforts, since adoption of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to enact and address global rights, laws...
2-Dec-2016 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help People Manage Their Drive for Gambling, Sex, Alcohol or Overeating

UCLA study looks at theta burst stimulation as intervention in problem behaviors
29-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Conference Addressing Health Disparities in Lesbian and Bisexual Women Dec. 1

Conference offers presentations and a panel highlighting inclusive policies and practices promoting a welcoming environment, strong patient-provider relationships, and a safe space for women to disclose their sexual orientation, improving the...
22-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brazil Has Improved Health Care for All, but Inequalities Persist

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A special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health, co-edited by UCLA’s James Macinko, highlights the beneficial role of Brazil’s universal healthcare, which has improved access to care and health outcomes. Can the U.S. learn...
18-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Combination Therapy for Estrogen-Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer Passes Critical Step for Worldwide Approval

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• Breakthrough drug palbociclib (brand name IBRANCE) targets a key family of proteins to prevent cell growth in cancer • New UCLA-led study treated women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+), HER2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer with a...
17-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Season’s Greetings From the UCLA Health Media Relations Team – and a Gift of 5 Holiday Story Ideas

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest during this holiday season.
22-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

How to Wind Down From All That Election Anxiety? Try a Little Mindfulness

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8-Nov-2016 6:05 PM EST

FDA Approves New Drug Combo to Treat Adult Sarcoma

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4-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for November

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of November.
1-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Queen Latifah and UCLA Cardiologist Discuss Why Heart Failure Is a Family Affair

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Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson discuss what patients and their caregivers need to know about living with heart failure.
25-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA's Dr. Michael Ong Can Comment on How Laws, Cigarette Taxes Can Curb Cancer Deaths

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24-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

UCLA expert is available for interviews about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new STD statistics

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19-Oct-2016 7:05 PM EDT

Tips for Coping with Stress, Interpersonal Tension in a Contentious Presidential Race

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A UCLA psychiatrist weighs in on steps we can take to keep our calm – and our friends and family – in this highly charged political climate.
17-Oct-2016 3:10 PM EDT

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