Research Finds Parents Can Play a Role in Preventing Teen Fighting

Rashmi Shetgiri, MD, a LA BioMed lead researcher and corresponding author.
Rashmi Shetgiri, MD, a LA BioMed lead researcher and corresponding author.
Nearly one-fourth of all teens reported being involved in a physical fight in the past year, with higher rates of violent altercations among African American and Latino adolescents. In the first study of its kind, researchers conducted focus groups with African American and Latino parents regarding teen violence. Findings from their study suggested that addressing the parents’ attitudes about fighting, involving them in violence prevention programs and tailoring programs to different racial/ethnic groups may improve the effectiveness of prevention programs.

Medication shows Promise of Protecting Fertility and the Defense System during Chemotherapy

Christina Wang, MD
Christina Wang, MD

New Study Holds Hope for Avoiding Serious Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

LOS ANGELES – While targeted cancer treatments have reduced side effects and improved efficacy, chemotherapy remains the backbone of combination therapies for many forms of cancer. Unfortunately, cancer patients may suffer from several side effects from chemotherapy, including infertility and a weakened defense system that makes them susceptible to life-threatening infections.

New Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program To Open on LA BioMed Campus. Only South Bay Program of its Type To Serve Underserved Patients

Chronic Disease Clinical Research Center building, Home to the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Chronic Disease Clinical Research Center building, Home to the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) announced today that they will open a Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for patients in the South Bay of Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2016. The program will be located in the National Institutes of Health-funded Chronic Disease Clinical Research Center on the LA BioMed campus. Funding for this new program comes from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (operated by Los Angeles County) and the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation (PERF).