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Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, [...]


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Not Just Patients, But People

Not Just Patients, But People

“One of the great things about this conference, and something that I always find beautiful, is that the patient perspective is felt,” says Daniel Chambers, [...]


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Marijuana as Medicine?

Marijuana as Medicine?

“My talk today is titled ‘Weeding Out Fact From Fiction’,” tells Jennifer Tsui, a clinical pharmacist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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Dog Days at UCLA

Dog Days at UCLA

“This program is invaluable and has literally changed my life,” expresses Ellen Morrow, a Read more »

Enjoying Stretch Break

Enjoying Stretch Break

“We’re getting out here and stretching our limbs a little bit, getting some fresh air,” enthuses Lauren Jordan, a nursing administrator at
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Annual Kidney Fair

Annual Kidney Fair

The Kidney Fair is about being positive and giving hope to our patients with kidney disease,” states Dr. Anjay Rastogi, director of the Polycystic Kidney [...]


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UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.


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Enabling Trainees to Implement Innovation

Enabling Trainees to Implement Innovation

“The Biodesign Program kicks off with an intensive 10-day boot camp dedicated to fundamentals of the innovation process,” states Jennifer McCaney, who serves as assistant [...]


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More Active, More Capable

More Active, More Capable

“I feel like I’m more active now,” reflects Mia McKinley, a 9th-grader at Culver City High School, which partners with UCLA Health for the
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Able to Swallow Without Choking

Able to Swallow Without Choking

“After the procedure, I just wanted to call my doctor, Priyam [...]


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Have No Fear

Have No Fear

“If I had not had this procedure, then I would’ve had cancer of my esophagus,” believes 72-year-old Harry Corder, who came to UCLA Health after [...]


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Don't Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

Don't Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

“Most of my career has been centered on understanding how the esophagus works and managing or treating patients with esophageal diseases,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Conklin, [...]


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