Dr. Isaac Yang, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long periods of squatting in tight jeans can cause muscle and nerve damage, a new case study suggests.

    The research involved a 35-year-old woman who arrived at a hospital complaining of severe weakness in both her ankles. The day before, she had h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using radiation on the entire brain to prevent new tumors from forming in patients whose cancer has spread to the brain can have a devastating effect on their ability to think and remember, compared with more targeted treatment, new findings show.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early trials of a new form of gene therapy may give hope to patients battling glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain cancer.

    Called AdV-Tk therapy, the new treatment involves two steps. As the researchers explained i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue.

    However, two new studies describe devices that help surgeons and nonsurgical physicians better understand the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests.

    In the study, researchers found that among women with MS -- an often disabling dis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar may slow brain growth in young children with type 1 diabetes, a new study indicates.

    The research included children aged 4 to 9 years who underwent brain scans and tests to assess their mental abilities...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who attempted suicide were found to have abnormalities in the frontal areas of their brains, a new study says.

    Researchers conducted brain scans on 68 participants, aged 14 to 25, with bipolar diso...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rates of traumatic brain injuries in young riders.

    Traumatic brain inj...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had severe strokes and have a condition called "locked-in" syndrome may benefit from a new technology that allows them to communicate with the outside world, according to new research.

    The new study reports on a male stroke patient...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors remain at high risk for another stroke or other serious medical problems and death for at least five years, a new study suggests.

    The findings may mean that stroke survivors require closer follow-up to prevent these health problem...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Training infants to identify sounds linked with language before they're old enough to speak hastens language-associated brain development, a new study suggests.

    "Young babies are constantly scanning the environment to identify sounds that might b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse.

    Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian researchers report in a new study....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong connection between the severity of disease and the loss of myelin in the brain's gray matter for who have multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study says.

    MS causes the loss of myelin, the fatty, protective sheath around nerve fibers t...Full Article