Dr. Reza Jahan, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say.

    "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive than those whose disease or...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.

    Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United State...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains, according to a new study.

    "You want warning messages to be memorable," study co-author Daniel Romer, associate director of the A...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates.

    The research focuses on the sheath surrounding the optic nerve, which connects the eye and the brain. Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new medical imaging technique can help doctors better detect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children, new research suggests.

    Five million to 8 million children in the United States have the condition, but most cases go undiagnosed, accord...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.

    Among the patients tested and treated in a limb salvage pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

    The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific p...Full Article

  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    If tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) does not work in a person who has had a stroke -- or if he arrives at a hospital too late to receive this clot-busting drug -- doctors have other ways of removing a blood clot that has caused the stroke.
    • The Merci Retrieval Device is a system in which a thin
    ...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a clot-buster drug used to treat strokes. It is a protein involved in breaking down blood clots, which are a main cause of strokes. Our bodies make tPA, but not in high enough quantities to dissolve blood clots in the brain.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, could cause a blood clot to form in your heart. This clot could be pumped into a blood vessel in your brain and lead to a stroke.

    If you have atrial fibrillation, work with your doctor to manage it. Taking blood thinners can help prevent a clot...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    You can take certain steps to reduce your risk of stroke.
    • Drink alcohol only in moderation.
    • Stop smoking. This can reduce your risk of stroke and reduce your chance of a heart attack as well.
    • Include exercise in your daily routine.
    • Eat a healthy diet that is low in fat and salt.
    • If you
    ...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A brain attack is another name for a stroke. Just as a heart attack is caused by an interruption in blood flow to the heart, a stroke or brain attack is caused by an interruption in blood flow to brain cells. Doctors often use the phrase "brain attack" to emphasize the importance of getting immediate...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    High blood pressure can increase your risk of stroke because over years it can damage blood vessels. Damaged blood vessels could burst and cause a type of stroke called a hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke.

    The good news is that high blood pressure can be successfully treated by making lifestyle...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Here are some of the common myths about strokes:

    Myth: Strokes are not preventable.
    Fact: Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.

    Myth: Strokes cannot be treated.
    Fact: There are a number of stroke treatments, but immediate treatment is the key to success.

    Myth: Strokes happen only in the...Read More