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Vital Signs Fa l l 2 0 1 4 | V O L U M E 6 4 I See U Baby In This Issue 2 What’s New at UCLA 3 In Your Community UCLA offers the services of its world-class physicians near you. 4 Lung-Cancer Screening Guidelines recommend low-dose CT scans to detect early-stage tumors. Parents, siblings and extended family can visit, via a secure live video, with newborns in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in Westwood and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. With I See U Baby, NICU nurses invite parents and up to two additional viewers to receive a twice-daily 15-minute video feed of the baby viewable on smart phones, tablets or computers. The NICU nurses enhance the silent feeds with handwritten notes (“I love you,” “I miss you,” “Thank you for visiting”) placed beside the infant in the isolette. “I’ve seen grandparents cry as they view their grandchild for the first time,” says NICU nurse Sanna Howell. “Siblings get so excited. And of course for parents, this is so moving.” 6 Testosterone Replacement Prescription testosterone has its place, but caution is advised when considering therapy. 7 Right Kind of Fat in Daily Diet Health guidelines recommend 30 percent of daily calories should be from fat, but the key is knowing the right kind. Preventing 8 Q&A: Children Choking in Some foods present a high risk of choking for young children. 10 Adolescents and We take care of The rankings take care of themselves 25 consecutive years Best in the West and Top 5 nationally Young Adults with Cancer U.S.News & World Report Two UCLA programs address the specific needs of a unique population of cancer patients. 11 Best Defense Against Flu U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 6 months or older get the flu vaccine each year. 12 Community Calendar Health and wellness for the community. Learn Like a Doctor at Mini Med School Mini Med School is a three-evening series for the general public featuring distinguished professors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Mini Med School covers the basics of medical science and advances in the biomedical and clinical sciences. October 6 Diabetes and Metabolism 101 October 13 Updates in Heart Disease October 20 Cancer Update For more information and to sign up, go to: uclahealth/minimedschool UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) Where: California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center (Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center) Thousand Oaks, California Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm / Cost: $35