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Fall 2013

News from UCLA Health

Portable Device for Common Kidney Tests
A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone to the patient’s physician, significantly reducing the need for frequent office visits by people with diabetes and others with chronic kidney ailments. uclahealth.org/kidneytests

Lower-Cost Drug Substitution
A new UCLA-led study finds that substituting less-expensive counterparts with a similar therapeutic effect to brand-name medications can contribute to reducing healthcare costs. uclahealth.org/drugsubstitutes

Chronicling Cancer Experience Online
In the first known study of its kind, UCLA researchers discovered that creating a personal website to chronicle the cancer experience and communicate with one’s social network can reduce depressive symptoms, increase positive mood and enhance appreciation for life among women diagnosed with breast cancer. uclahealth.org/chroniclecancer

Jules Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes Pursue Affiliation
The Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Doheny Eye Institute announced that they have entered into exclusive negotiations under a signed letter of intent for a long-term affiliation to create the nation’s preeminent centers for ophthalmic patient care, vision research and education.
uclahealth.org/steindoheny





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