Investing in America’s Health – President and CEO of LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

For more than 60 years, the researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) have been pioneering the medical advances that are saving lives and improving the health of people in the region and around the world.

Little, if any, of this would be possible without the support of the federal government through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Avoiding estrogen therapy proved deadly for nearly 50,000: study

Hormone replacement therapy has plummeted among U.S. women since the Women’s Health Initiative cut short its Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial in 2002, when study results revealed that women who took the two-hormone therapy suffered adverse effects and higher mortality.

But the widespread rejection since of all hormone replacement therapies among menopausal women has been misguided, a team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., wrote Thursday in the online edition of the American Journal of Public Health.

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Getting Enough Sleep could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO – (June 18, 2013) – Men who lose sleep during the work week may be able to lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by getting more hours of sleep, according to Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) research findings presented today at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Ten emerging uses for cardiac CT from SCCT 2013

Dr Matthew Budoff (Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, CA), a longtime researcher in the use of cardiac CT, described what he believes to be the most important uses for CT today [1].

First, CT angiography is emerging as “a single tool that gives us [information about] function and anatomy,” he told the audience.

Curcumin May Protect Premature Infants’ Lungs

Turmeric, a key ingredient in spicy curry dishes, has long been known to have medicinal values. Now new research finds a substance in turmeric, curcumin, may provide lasting protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants.