Dr. Mina Ma, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

    Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds.

    A team led by Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, of the Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan City, looked at m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual's cancer, researchers report.

    The goal: to construct a "laboratory in a patient" method for safe...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says.

    There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe that adults should be allowed to use medical marijuana, but far fewer think it's appropriate for children, a new survey finds.

    Nearly two-thirds of respondents said their state should allow medical marijuana for adults. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers assessed depression symptoms -- such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopeless...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.

    After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children's behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the bene...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk.

    Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue of the Journal of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

    If these findings hold true in larger studies done over longer per...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds.

    Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some children are getting diagn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests.

    Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play a crucial role in helping...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

    "HPV is a local infection that can separately ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

    Researchers say the tab is an immense burden on patients with disabling conditions such as r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article