Friday, June 22



Twin admitted into hospital

Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez, one of the formerly conjoined twins separated at UCLA last year, is in critical condition in a Guatemalan hospital. On April 15, doctors discovered a pump they inserted in her skull had become infected with E. Read more...


Briefs

Mother’s Day gift lands child a teddy The Jules Stein Eye Institute Affiliates will send a tribute card to your mother or loved one when you donate a Dr. Read more...


Nearby pesticides may cause health problems

Students better think twice before sitting on the grass ““ or anywhere else for that matter. Studies conducted by a UCLA professor suggest that chemicals in commonly used pesticides mimic the behavior of the hormone estrogen, which regulates menstrual cycles in women. Read more...



Kids learn value of eating well

“Let me see your teeth.” This is what Carlton Green asked 40 kindergarteners early Friday morning. Green, director of nutrition at the UCLA Medical Center’s Nutrition Department, had passed around false teeth to explain to the children ““ some grossed out ““ that if they did not eat right their teeth would look like the decayed teeth they were holding in their hands. Read more...



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