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Thorough checkup, thorough care

Thorough checkup, thorough care

"My doctor actually cared enough to improve my neurological situation, which is really nice," says Latisia Keahey, who moved to Los Angeles recently and was…
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Care everywhere

Care everywhere

"Care everywhere is our goal at UCLA," says Latreva Zimmons, a clinic supervisor at UCLA Health Pediatrics in West Los Angeles. "Our clinic is just…
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Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music [...]

Music therapy provides a host of health benefits ranging from developmental support for children to stress management
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Thyroid Cancer—It Runs In The Family

Thyroid Cancer—It Runs In The Family

“It started a familial witch hunt to find family members who have the gene MEN2A,” says Alexandra Cantrell, who has a genetic condition that causes…
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Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent…
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Gio's Journey

Gio's Journey

  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels…
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Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my lif [...]

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver…
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National Cancer Survivorship Month!

National Cancer Survivorship Month!

Celebrate all month long by sharing your story and raise awareness of the issues facing cancer survivors.
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