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Vital Signs WINTER 2014 | VOLUME 61 Now Open in Redondo Beach In This Issue 2 What’s New at UCLA 3 Infertility Experts urge women not to delay seeking consultations for fertility concerns. 4 Herceptin & Breast Cancer Anticancer drug Herceptin dramatically changes course for women with high levels of HER2+ protein. 6 Fish-Oil Supplement Consuming fish oil may safely and effectively provide health benefits for certain conditions, but experts caution it is not a cure-all. 7 Atrial Fibrillation Even if experiencing symptoms, many people are unaware they have atrial fibrillation until faced with serious health problems. Addressing 8 Q&A: Eating Habits Children’s Poor Expert offers strategies to address poor eating habits in children and adolescents. 514 North Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (310) 937- 8555 • • Family Medicine Dermatology • • Internal Medicine Rheumatology • Cardiology The healthcare services of UCLA are now available at our new office in Redondo Beach. Experience UCLA’s renowned primary care and specialty services, located conveniently nearby. Now you can have access to the doctors, expertise, cutting-edge research and breakthrough medical procedures of UCLA, closer than ever. For more information about our Redondo Beach office, go to: UCLA Launches Center for Military Medicine The Ronald A. Katz Center for Collaborative Military Medicine at UCLA will work with the U.S. military to address the unique challenges of healing and caring for the nation’s most critically wounded warriors. It is the first university-based center for military medicine on the West Coast. The center will be a nexus for UCLA’s research projects and services designed to help America’s servicemen and servicewomen, and will help to foster collaborations and partnerships both within the university and between UCLA and the military to increase our nation’s ability to care for wounded veterans.   For more information about the Ronald A. Katz Center for Collaborative Military Medicine at UCLA, go to: 10 Nurse-Midwives Certified nurse-midwives offer women with low-risk pregnancies the same level of safety as they would receive with a physician. 11 Sports Physicals Sports physicals offer an important opportunity to screen for a variety of conditions that could place young athletes at risk. 12 Community Calendar Health and wellness for the community. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) UCLA Health and Covered California UCLA Health is participating in the Covered California health-insurance- exchange marketplace. To find out about how to select a plan that includes a UCLA doctor, go to: or call our Physician Referral Service at (877) 825-2212.