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Population of Americans with Alzheimer’s Will More Than Double by 2060, UCLA Study Shows


About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year. The findings highlight the need to develop preventive measures that could slow the progression of...
5-Dec-2017 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medical Note System Could Boost Patients’ Engagement in Their Health Care

In research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors at UCLA Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes, called “OurNotes,” with their doctors,...
1-Dec-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

With $6.6 Million Award From PCORI, UCLA Scientists to Study Effectiveness of Strategies Designed to Increase the Use of the HPV Vaccine to Prevent Cancer


UCLA researcher Dr. Roshan Bastani will lead a $6.6 million research study awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate the comparative effectiveness of strategies designed to increase receipt of the human...
30-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Under Affordable Care Act, Americans Have Had More Preventive Care for Heart Health, UCLA Study Finds


By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.
22-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t


Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.
8-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST

Drug Offers New Hope to Fight Relapse in People with Kidney Cancer


7-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST

Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue


Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.
1-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST

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

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