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Sept. 10, 2020 5:29 p.m.
UCLA doctors say antibody tests provide information about COVID-19 immunity, spread

COVID-19 antibody tests play a significant role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA faculty said. Access to antibody tests for the UCLA community has increased lately. (Emily Dembinski/Illustrations director)

There has been increased access to certified antibody testing in the UCLA community, which UCLA faculty said plays an important role in understanding the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Noah Danesh


Aug. 31, 2020 7:57 p.m.
LA residents encouraged to avoid mosquito-borne threat of West Nile virus

Los Angeles County residents should take precautions against a disease spread by mosquitoes, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said.
West Nile virus, a virus transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite from an infected mosquito, can invade the central nervous system and be deadly.

By Sarah Nelson


Aug. 3, 2020 12:59 p.m.

Former UCLA doctor James Heaps now faces 20 felony sexual misconduct charges

This post was updated to include a clarified maximum potential sentence Aug. 3 at 8:02 p.m.
Five former patients filed 17 additional charges of felony sexual misconduct against former UCLA doctor James Heaps at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday morning. 
Prior to the new charges, Heaps faced criminal charges from two former patients for two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual exploitation by a physician. 
Heaps was a UCLA Health obstetrician-gynecologist from February 2014 to June 2018 and previously worked part-time at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.

By Justin Jung

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