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Rainfall Can Indicate That Mosquito-Borne Epidemics Will Occur Weeks Later


A new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall. Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time.
21-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

HIV-Positive Adults Are Under-Treated for Cardiovascular Problems Compared to Those Without HIV


People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV.
21-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Holiday Bombshells: Tact and Timing Are Keys to Delivering Surprising News at a Family Gathering

When family is gathered around the table, there are better -- and worse -- ways to deliver personal updates
20-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients


A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their...
16-Nov-2017 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Federal Policy to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations Is Linked to Increased Mortality Rates

Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn’t. A new analysis led by researchers at UCLA and Harvard University,...
11-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Heart’s Pumping Function Is Not an Indicator of Heart Failure Survival Rates

Contrary to popular practice, a measure of the heart’s pumping function known as “left ventricular ejection fraction” is not associated with the long-term outcomes of hospitalized heart failure patients, a UCLA-led study of Medicare patients...
11-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blame Tired Brain Cells for Mental Lapses After Poor Sleep

A UCLA study is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other, leading to temporary mental lapses that affect memory and visual perception.
3-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program receives The SCAN Foundation’s first Innovation in Health Care Award


The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has received The SCAN Foundation’s first Innovation in Health Care Award. This year’s award recognized “Outstanding Partnerships: Meaningful Achievements, Measurable Outcomes.”
3-Nov-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption


The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.
21-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST

For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving


For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.
3-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Dietitian Explains How Much Halloween Candy Is Too Much for Kids


Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at UCLA Health, answers questions about how parents can let kids enjoy their Halloween candy without going overboard.
31-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Some Factors That May Skew Your PSA Test Results


The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of a molecule in the blood naturally made by the prostate.Here are common factors to be aware of that could change your PSA test results.
27-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner of UCLA Explains How to Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A


24-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season


It’s human nature to be afraid of pain. UCLA Health offers advice on how to get through the flu shot.
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.


Targeted therapies are now available for approximately 85 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
6-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT

UCLA Expert on Depression and Its Impact on Success at College


4-Oct-2017 2:25 PM EDT

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