UCLA Health People Animal Connection (PAC) Program

Bio

Specialties:

  • alternative/complementary medicine

Affiliation:

  • UCLA Health

Location:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Group Memberships:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamins or other dietary supplements along with medication can be dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    Dietary supplements can alter the absorption and metabolism of prescription and over-the-counter medications, the FD...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.

    The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids -- should not be eaten in th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A researcher is reporting success in a small study of reversing memory problems associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease by using a complex program of lifestyle changes, supplements and hormones.

    Of the first 10 patients treated, nine repo...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military.

    Investigators will also examine the use of alternative treatments for pain-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

    • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand t
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

    • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand t
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found.

    Many older hospital patients experience the sudden, severe confusion known as delirium due to disruption of ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study.

    Pain is a major health problem in the United States and costs the country more than $600 billion each year in lost productivity and health care.

    For this stu...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A short session of hypnosis might lead to a better night's sleep, says a team of Swiss researchers.

    After listening to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnotic suggestion, women who are suggestible to hypnosis spent two-thirds less time ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There will be almost twice as many elderly Americans in 2050 as there are now, posing serious issues for the nation's health care system, according to two U.S. Census Bureau reports released Tuesday.

    "The United States is projected to age signific...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged couples who want to have a baby but are having trouble conceiving should go straight to in vitro fertilization (IVF), skipping other types of fertility treatment, a new clinical trial recommends.

    Researchers found that women aged 38 and...Full Article