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New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients

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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

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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

UCLA Co-Sponsoring Conference on Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Women

UCLA is co-sponsoring a major conference spotlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women at the local, state and national levels. “A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families”, runs Nov. 2-3 at the...
1-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biomarkers Can Detect Concussions, Even Mild Ones, Through Simple Blood Test

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Proteins from brain cells called astrocytes can be detected in blood immediately after head injury
30-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nearly 235 Million Women Worldwide Lack Legal Protections From Sexual Harassment at Work

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More than one-third of the world’s countries do not have any laws prohibiting sexual harassment at work―leaving nearly 235 million working women without this important protection.
25-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving

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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

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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

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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

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24-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season

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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.

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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

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4-Oct-2017 2:25 PM EDT

Kids with Diabetes Can Still Enjoy Halloween

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While children with type 1 and 2 diabetes may not be able to splurge on Halloween candy like most others, they don’t have to miss out entirely.
29-Sep-2017 8:05 PM EDT

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