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Sinister Screens

Sinister ScreensKids spend an average of seven hours a day staring at electronic screens just for entertainment. What is the effect on their developing brains?
Jul 1, 2017

Germ Warfare

Germ WarfareThere is no fail-safe way to avoid catching the colds, flu and other illnesses that lurk all around us, but we can reduce the odds.
Apr 1, 2017

A Harmonious Future

A Harmonious Future Bruin Margaret Martin uses music to boost the confidence and competence of disadvantaged youth.
Mar 15, 2017

Just Be There

Just Be ThereHow can you be truly helpful to a friend in need?
Jan 1, 2017

Siren Calling

Siren CallingPoliticians aren’t the only ones who can vary their vocal qualities to display their personality, arouse emotions and influence others. You can, too.
Oct 1, 2016

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?UCLA School of Dentistry research finds cause for concern.
Oct 1, 2016

Secrets of a Time Master

Secrets of a Time MasterWant to put more hours in your day? Simplify your life and increase your efficiency.
Jul 1, 2016

Advice for Weekend Warriors

Advice for Weekend WarriorsIf you exercise only occasionally, or have been inactive for a long time, it's best to pace yourself.
Apr 1, 2016

Honoring Adolescence

Honoring AdolescenceBetween ages 12 and 24, the brain undergoes tremendous change and is primed for innovative thinking.
Jan 1, 2016

Chemistry Test

Chemistry TestAssistant Professor Patrick Allard and his colleagues have found a new way to test the toxicity of everyday chemicals.
Jan 1, 2016

A Checklist for Your Checkup

A Checklist for Your CheckupA visit to your doctor will be more effective if you prepare before you go.
Oct 1, 2015

Breaking the Bad

Breaking the Bad Most people in recovery got help because someone was honest with them. But how do you approach those sensitive conversations?
Jul 1, 2015

Mental Crossfit

Mental Crossfit Does working out do your brain good? Can food choices keep us mentally alert? Does working crossword puzzles or Sudoku really help? Dr. Gary Small ’73 of the UCLA Longevity Center offers pointers for staying mentally fit.
Apr 1, 2015

Back in Business

Back in Business These men faced the risk of losing the activities they love most ... until UCLA surgeons came to the rescue.
Jan 15, 2015

Entertaining Change

Entertaining ChangeWhy not make information accessible and compelling?
Jan 1, 2015

Losing for Two

Losing for Two If you’ve struggled with your weight and can’t seem to stick to any workout plan, you’re not alone — and for a pair of UCLA relationship experts, that’s exactly the point that most people miss.
Dec 15, 2014

Summary Judgments

Kerri L. JohnsonKerri L. Johnson, associate professor of communication studies and psychology, offers tips on how to see each person as a unique individual.
Oct 1, 2014

Healing Warriors

Healing WarriorsThe Ronald A. Katz Center for Collaborative Military Medicine at UCLA is the first university-based military medicine center on the West Coast.
Jul 1, 2014

A Healthy Regard for L.A.

A Healthy Regard for L.A.Jonathan Fielding is an acclaimed UCLA professor and the top public health official for the County of Los Angeles.
Jul 1, 2014

The Revolution Will Be Printed in 3-D

The Revolution Will Be Printed in 3-DUCLA faculty and students are using this increasingly important tool.
Apr 1, 2014

Lightening The Mood: Tackling Teenage Depression

Lightening the Mood: Tackling Teenage DepressionWhen do normal adolescent doldrums become more serious?
Apr 1, 2014

Don't Stress; Live a Little

Don't Stress; Live a LittleThere's much more you can do for relief than just work out or chill out.
Jan 1, 2014

A Punter's Point of View

A Punter's Point of ViewAn outspoken athlete talks about his experiences and his new book.
Oct 1, 2013

True or False: Evaluating Health Information

True or False: Evaluating Health InformationHow to sift through the large amounts of medical advice available today.
Oct 1, 2013

Healthy Vacation

healthyvacation How to avoid getting sick on the road.
Jul 1, 2013

Golden Rules

Golden Rules Tips for the baby boomer generation in caring for their elderly parents.
Apr 1, 2013

Think Again

Think Again Does digital technology make us smarter or dumber?
Apr 1, 2013

Coping Mechanism

copingmechanism Being resilient to stress enhances success and happiness.
Jan 1, 2013

Lighten Up

Lighten UpCan you feed your children a healthy diet without fighting a constant battle?
Oct 1, 2012

Mind and Machine: Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence

Mind and MachineUCLA scientists and engineers are studying how to build “thinking” machines—and how they will impact human society.
Oct 1, 2012

Remember It Well: How to Learn Better

lifesignsbooks How to imprint impressions on your brain so you don't forget.
Jul 1, 2012

Keeping Kids Cyber-Safe

Cyber SafeLearn strategies to detect and prevent Internet bullying.
Apr 1, 2012

Light It Up

Light it upSo much light, so few panels. Why isn't there more solar power in sun-drenched Los Angeles? The technology is there, but the will is not. But that's changing fast.
Jan 1, 2012

Firming Resolve

joggingcartoonlifesignsTips to keep your New Year's resolutions.
Jan 1, 2012

Green: the New Bottom Line

Green leaves on a treeThis annual conference explores how businesses succeed with sustainability.
Nov 1, 2011

Lie Detectors

Abstract faces illustrationA UCLA psychology professor shares clues on how to detect a liar.
Oct 1, 2011

Safety First

Lab safety illustrationA tragic 2008 laboratory accident spurred the creation of the Westwood-based University of California Center for Laboratory Safety.
Oct 1, 2011

"Do the Right Thing"

Dr. Gerald LevyIn a new book, Dr. Gerald Levey, who headed UCLA's renowned medical enterprise for 16 years, shares his view of what makes a successful leader.
Aug 23, 2011

Stretch Yourself

Stretching illustrationTips on the why, how and when of stretching, from a Bruin fitness expert.
Jul 1, 2011

Head Games

Brain Puzzle CartoonWhat happens when sales and neuroscience meet? Marketers get closer than ever to reading our minds.
Apr 1, 2011

Dropping In

Helicopter illustration"Helicopter" parents are a growing phenomenon, but not entirely healthy. A UCLA expert has tips on how to raise kids without hovering.
Apr 1, 2011

Ergonomics Made Easy

Back pain illustrationThe office may not seem like a high-risk environment, but desk-job ailments go way beyond papercuts. Avoid serious injury and make long workdays more comfortable and with tips from the UCLA Ergonomics Program.
Jan 1, 2011

Shop Till You Stop

Shop Till You StopCompulsive shopping can be an addiction as destructive as drug abuse or gambling. UCLA Dr. Timothy Fong studies it and offers these tips.
Oct 1, 2010

Skin Control

Skin ControlOne in five Americans will develop skin cancer. But with a little smart prevention, everybody can protect themselves from the harmful effects of too much summer sun. Get the latest thinking on how you can reduce your exposure.
Jul 1, 2010

Natural Nursing

Natural NursingBabies' most nutritious food is also free, but barriers from the hospital to the workplace mean not enough moms nurse. Five tips from UCLA's Breastfeeding Resource Program director to ensure breastfeeding success.
Apr 1, 2010

Suicide Watch

Suicide WatchEconomic hardship may be a factor in the rising suicide rate among a surprising age group — middle-aged adults.
Jan 1, 2010

More Perfect Unions

More Perfect UnionsNeed to work on your relationship or make a great one better? The co-directors of UCLA's Relationship Institute dish out 10 tips.
Oct 1, 2009

Weight Watching

Weight WatchingSummer BBQs and picnics mean opportunities for feasting. A UCLA obesity doctor offers tips for celebrating without overeating.
Jul 1, 2009

Vital Facts About Vitamins

Vital Facts About VitaminsFind out what you're really getting when you take those vitamin supplements.
Apr 1, 2009

Pay Attention

Pay AttentionMyth-busting ADHD: Dr. James McGough, Director of the UCLA ADHD Clinic, says there are genetic and physical brain differences in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, medication can help, and no one "catches" ADHD from bad parenting.
Jan 1, 2009

Preschool: The New Depression Era

Preschool: The New Depression EraIt's hard to even accept the idea that a toddler could suffer from a mood disorder, let alone know how to recognize and treat it. Yet as many as 3 percent of all U.S. kids are clinically depressed.
Oct 1, 2008

The Parent Trap

The Parent TrapIn millions of U.S. homes, middle-aged moms and dads bear a double burden: tending to an aging parent while still rearing their own kids.
Jul 1, 2008

Deadly Diets: The Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

Deadly Diets: The Warning Signs of Eating DisordersIf caught early, eating disorders can be treated. Here are six tips to help you identify if someone you love is at risk.
Apr 1, 2008

Safe Cells

Stem cell yellow man illustrationUCLA researchers have discovered a method to "reprogram" the normal cells of mice into embryonic cells, hoping to help avoide the controversy surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells.
Oct 1, 2007

West Meets East

David KipenThe Hammer Museum's Public Engagement brings an interpretation of Libros Schmibros, a nonprofit lending library and used-book shop in Boyle Heights to Westwood.
Oct 1, 2007

The Hungry Earth

Pitcher with a green backgroundUCLA scientists explore what can be done about the chronic hunger of the world's poor.
Aug 24, 2007

Sleepless in America

Sleepless in AmericaA good night's sleep: You want it. You need it. But if you're like most adults, you don't get anywhere near enough. Here are 10 tips from the UCLA Center for Sleep Research to help you avoid accumulating "sleep debt."
Jul 1, 2007

Don't Play Hurt

Don't Play HurtDon't play hurt. Don't be a weekend warrior. And please, take it slow. A Bruin expert offers tips for a safe and sane physical fitness program.
Apr 1, 2007

Physician, Hear Thyself

Physician, Hear ThyselfTo help patients manage their medicines, physicians need to talk about the drugs they prescribe. Too often, they don't.
Jan 1, 2007

Spit Test

Spit Test"Salivary diagnostics" has proven itself in early detection of oral cancer. But that may be just the beginning — the breakthrough may also produce quick and painless tests for breast and pancreatic cancers, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Oct 1, 2006

It's Official: We're Really Good

It's Official: We're Really GoodThis summer's college rankings all agree that UCLA is one of the nation's best.
Sep 12, 2006

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember ThisExercise your brain. Gary Small, director of UCLA's Center on Aging, tells you why and how.
Jul 1, 2006

Where Stem Cells Stand

Stem cell artistic illustrationUCLA plays an important role in stem cell research, both a framer of the ethical debate and a primary player in the science.
Jan 1, 2006