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Pelvic floor muscle training improves pelvic organ prolapse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) during individual physical therapy sessions and home exercise can improve pelvic organ prolapse, researchers from Norway report in the April 30th American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. After 6 months, women in the PFMT group had...

Protecting a healthy brain

New Alzheimer’s research

Gary Small, MD, Director, UCLA Center on Aging, UCLA, discusses the testing of new compounds like supplements and anti-amyloid compounds to help protect healthy brains before Alzheimer’s disease develops. Reading: Okamura N. [Molecular PET imaging for in vivo detection of amyloid in the human brain]....

Enhancing patient outcomes at the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technologies

Cardiovascular research at UCLA

Richard J Shemin, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses cardiovascular surgery research at UCLA, which aims to enhance patient outcomes by discovering which technical innovations and procedures are most effective. Reading: Maganti K, Rigolin VH, Sarano ME,...