Dr. Timothy Fong, MD

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • UCLA Health

Location:

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-825-1479

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Activity

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds.

    Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been abused at least once during the past year...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

    The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs w...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.

    The study offers potential insights into the relationship between lack of sleep a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.

    ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.

    The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- YouTube videos of drunkenness are popular, but fail to show the harms of too much drinking, a new study finds.

    "There has been little research examining Internet-based, alcohol-related messaging," study author Dr. Brian Primack, director of the Un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of homeless children in the United States require mental health services -- far more than kids in the general population, a new study shows.

    North Carolina State University researchers examined data on 328 children, aged 2 months to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy can lead to fewer suicide attempts among at-risk U.S. soldiers, a new study suggests.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy designed to stop ineffective and damaging patterns of thinking....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The marijuana "munchies" -- those food cravings that follow pot use -- appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that normally suppress appetite, a new mouse study suggests.

    Pot's chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, appear to upend the b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A daytime nap may not be the best idea for preschoolers, concluded a recent review of dozens of previous studies on napping.

    Children over 2 years old who napped during the day tended to go to bed later and get less sleep than those who gave up a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of methamphetamine causes more brain damage in teens than adults, a new study finds.

    Researchers conducted MRI brain scans of 51 teen and 54 adult chronic methamphetamine abusers. They compared those scans to those of 60 teens and 6...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.

    The study included more than 500 male and female smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers who were an average of 73 years old.

    Brain scans reveal...Full Article