Thursday, December 5

Erik Dutson, a general surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said he thinks robots reduce complications in surgery and make up for cost. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA study finds that benefits of robotic surgery outweigh costs

Robotic surgery is expensive but its long-term health benefits might pay off in the long run. Chris Childers, a general surgery resident at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, analyzed financial statements of Intuitive Surgical, a leading surgery robot manufacturer, to evaluate how cost-effective robotic surgery is. Read more...

Photo: Erik Dutson, a general surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said he thinks robots reduce complications in surgery and make up for cost. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Erik Dutson, a general surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said he thinks robots reduce complications in surgery and make up for cost. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

George Slavich, one of the authors on the paper, said hostility is one of various factors that contribute to cognitive impairment. (Courtesy of George Slavich)

Forgive yourself more: A study suggests it may help prevent cognitive decline

Self-forgiveness may be the key to preventing cognitive impairment, according to a paper published by a UCLA researcher. Researchers found lower levels of self-forgiveness were associated with greater hostility and cognitive impairment after conducting a study of a sample of American adults over 10 years. Read more...

Photo: George Slavich, one of the authors on the paper, said hostility is one of various factors that contribute to cognitive impairment. (Courtesy of George Slavich)

George Slavich, one of the authors on the paper, said hostility is one of various factors that contribute to cognitive impairment. (Courtesy of George Slavich)

This year’s Los Angeles Global Health Conference focused on the future of global health. Speakers at the conference presented on topics ranging from food access in Native American communities to surgical care in other countries. (Courtesy of Sim Beauchamp/LA Global Health Conference)

Limitations, mosaic nature of global health tackled at LA Global Health Conference

An anthropologist said everyone should care about global health at an on-campus event Saturday. This year’s Los Angeles Global Health Conference focused on the future of global health. Read more...

Photo: This year’s Los Angeles Global Health Conference focused on the future of global health. Speakers at the conference presented on topics ranging from food access in Native American communities to surgical care in other countries. (Courtesy of Sim Beauchamp/LA Global Health Conference)

This year’s Los Angeles Global Health Conference focused on the future of global health. Speakers at the conference presented on topics ranging from food access in Native American communities to surgical care in other countries. (Courtesy of Sim Beauchamp/LA Global Health Conference)