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  • Can acupuncture relieve chronic knee pain?
    Can acupuncture relieve chronic knee pain?
    Acupuncture has been widely used for pain relief, including chronic knee pain. A new study set out to determine whether acupuncture could relieve chronic knee pain. The study was published in the October edition of the Journal of the American...
  • Cure your acne with grape juice
    Cure your acne with grape juice
    Acne is a distressing problems experienced by teens and some adults. Prescription medication such as Accutane and antibiotics may clear up the problem but they have side-effects; thus, many would prefer a simpler solution. UCLA researchers may...
  • New melanoma treatment boosts survival and has less side-effects
    New melanoma treatment boosts survival and has less side-effects
    A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) describes a new treatment that combines the drug Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) with an experimental drug cobimetinib for metastatic melanoma, a deadly form of skin...
  • UCLA research may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
    UCLA research may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
    On September 25, UCLA’s Division of Physical Sciences announced biochemical researchers have identified a compound that may lead to a new treatment or cure for a rare and potentially fatal childhood kidney disease known as primary...
  • New HIV drug appears promising
    New HIV drug appears promising
    On September 24, Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced the results of two clinical trials that evaluated an investigational once-daily oral medication containing tenofovir alafenamide for the treatment of HIV infections. The drug was found to...
  • Relizen, a non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes
    Relizen, a non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes
    Hot flashes are a common and troubling symptom of the menopause. They can be relieved by hormone replacement therapy (HRT); however, some women have medical conditions that preclude their use or just prefer to avoid hormonal preparation. Dr....
  • Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis get you down
    Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis get you down
    An indispensable book for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and their families is now available. In the third edition of Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tammi L. Shlotzhauer. M.D. describes new findings about causes and treatments, including:...
  • Comprehensive diabetes book: a must-read for patients and their families
    Comprehensive diabetes book: a must-read for patients and their families
    Type 2 diabetes is a major healthcare concern in Los Angeles and the rest of the nation. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health notes that diabetes continues to rise in Los Angeles County. From 1997 to 2011, the percentage of adults in...
  • Fish oil reported to control epileptic seizures
    Fish oil reported to control epileptic seizures
    Epileptic seizures affect approximately 3 million Americans; many of them have their seizures well controlled by medication; however, some continue to suffer from seizures despite treatment. This severely impacts their quality of life. Now, a new...
  • FDA approves promising melanoma drug Keytruda
    FDA approves promising melanoma drug Keytruda
    Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer because it has the ability to metastasize (spread) to many sites, including the brain, lungs, and liver. On September 4, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the...
  • UCLA researchers report breakthrough on pediatric ulcerative colitis
    UCLA researchers report breakthrough on pediatric ulcerative colitis
    Inflammatory bowel disease can occur at any age and is more common among adults. However, about 25% of cases develop in individuals18 years or younger, and some of these cases are early-onset ulcerative colitis. Children who develop the disease...
  • Brain zap boosts memory
    Brain zap boosts memory
    As one ages, memory tends to decline. However, even young, healthy individuals can experience memory lapses. A new study has found that the application of an electrical boost to the brain of a healthy person can improve memory performance. The...
  • Internet program reported to benefit women with gestational diabetes
    Internet program reported to benefit women with gestational diabetes
    Gestational diabetes is a not uncommon problem encountered by pregnant women. It is associated with increased risks of complications for the mother and developing infant. Many women with gestational diabetes have a weight problem after delivery...
  • Treating stomach cancer with Botox
    Treating stomach cancer with Botox
    Stomach cancer is a deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), overall, only 29% of individuals diagnosed with stomach cancer will be alive five years later. The ACS estimates for the US in 2014 that approximately 22,220 cases...
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    Reading Heals
    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were...