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For more than half a century, UCLA Health has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to the people of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group with its wide-reaching system of primary-care and specialty-care offices throughout the region, UCLA Health System is among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world. Our physicians are world leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses, and our hospitals are among the best in the country. Consistently ranked one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States by U.S. News

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  • UCLA Health answered:
    Among the 12 major types of childhood cancers, leukemias (blood cell cancers) and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of the new cases. About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias. The most common type of leukemia in children is acute lymphoblastic le...Read More
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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that is characterized by an attack on myelin, the tissue that protects the brain’s nerve fibers. This interferes with the nerves’ ability to send signals to and from the brain and can result in symptoms such as difficulty...Read More
  • UCLA Health answered:
    A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. Carcinogens do not cause cancer in every case. Some carcinogens may cause cancer only after a prolonged and high level of exposure.
    A number of national and international agencies conduct testing on various substances to determine their cancer...Read More
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    Dementia is a general term used to describe cognitive deficits. Just as there are many types of cars, there also are many types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s being one of the most common. Other common types include vascular dementia, which is caused by stroke, and mixed dementia, which is a combination...Read More
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    Cancer cells can spread to almost any part of the body. Cancer cells frequently spread to lymph nodes (rounded masses of lymphatic tissue) near the primary tumor (regional lymph nodes). This is called lymph node involvement or regional disease. Cancer that spreads to other organs or to lymph nodes...Read More
  • UCLA Health answered:
    Bell's palsy and strokes differ in both their symptoms and causes.
    A stroke usually brings paralysis or weakness to the lower face, while Bell's palsy usually brings paralysis or weakness to an entire side of your face. Also, Bell's palsy only affects your facial area, while a stroke can target the...Read More
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    Antibiotics are used to fight bacteria. They are therefore not effective for treating colds, which are caused by viruses. In fact, overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance and reduced effectiveness when they are needed to fight a bacterial infection. Read More
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    To reduce symptoms of palpitations, fatigue and shortness of breath in people with atrial fibrillation (AF), various medications are available to slow the heart rate during AF episodes, or prevent episodes from occurring. In people for whom drugs are not effective, catheter ablation is a minimally...Read More
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    Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure to replace bone marrow that has been destroyed by treatment with high doses of anticancer drugs or radiation. Transplantation may be autologous (an individual's own marrow saved before treatment), allogeneic (marrow donated by someone else), or syngeneic...Read More