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FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma, the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. The drug, regorafenib, is the first and only therapy approved by the FDA in over a decade to show...
27-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chief of Cardiac Surgery Elected to Board of Governors

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Dr. Richard Shemin, the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of cardiac surgery, has been named to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons
25-Apr-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Surgeon Named Recipient of 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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Dr. Abbas Ardehali, a professor of surgery and medicine in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been selected a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition...
25-Apr-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Addiction Increases Likelihood of Death by 10 Times Among People Receiving Care in Doctor’s Offices or Hospitals

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People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems, UCLA researchers have found.
19-Apr-2017 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Overturns Seminal Research About the Developing Nervous System

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New research by scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA overturns a long-standing paradigm about how axons grow during embryonic development. The findings of the study, led by Samantha...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Periodic Check-Ups Key to Baby Boomer Health and Longevity

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For some baby boomers, getting ready for a routine visit with their doctor is like training for a marathon. Some patients want to be in the best shape possible before stepping on that scale and getting those lab results. Others are so anxious about...
19-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Survivors Who Are Provided a Tailored Care Plan Are More Likely to Receive Recommended Care

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Physicians of low-income breast cancer survivors are more likely to implement recommended survivorship care if the survivors also receive counseling and a tailored survivorship care plan, a study led by UCLA researchers has found.
18-Apr-2017 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Scientists Combine a Peptide with a Nano Cancer Drug Formulation to Improve Treatment Effectiveness and Prevent Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer

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UCLA scientists have unlocked an important mechanism that allows chemotherapy-carrying nanoparticles—extremely small objects between 1 and 100 nanometers (a billionth of a meter)—to directly access pancreatic cancer tumors, thereby improving the...
17-Apr-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge

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While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis or a confirmed mental health disorder listed in the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment...
25-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Nipping Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

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More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies – and the number is growing each year.
21-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Preventing HIV Among Youth, Transgender People

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According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2014 occurred among young people ages 13 to 24, 80 percent of whom were gay and bisexual males.
19-Apr-2017 7:05 PM EDT

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up Among Young Adults; What You Should Know

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Researchers predict that 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under age 50 this year.
18-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Head and Neck Cancers Are Rising Among Younger Men; What Treatment Options Are Available

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3-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT

Preventing HIV Among Youth, Transgender People

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According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2014 occurred among young people ages 13 to 24, 80 percent of whom were gay and bisexual males.
29-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Nipping Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

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Allergy expert Dr. Rita Kachru, assistant clinical professor, division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at UCLA Health, can explain what it really means to be allergic.
27-Mar-2017 7:05 PM EDT

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up Among Young Adults; What You Should Know

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Researchers predict that 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under age 50 this year; in all age groups, about 100,000 cases of colon cancer and nearly 40,000 cases of rectal cancer are expected.
24-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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