Items Tagged ‘chronic illness’

Ask the Doctors - Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

May 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: If I received the flu shot in September, am I still protected from the flu in March?   That’s a very good question – and the answer depends, in part, on your current health. The flu season normally lasts from November to March, but it can begin in October and even end in […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, chronic illness, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu shot, flu vaccination, immunity, influenza, seasonal influenza


March 30, 2018

When Doctor’s Listen

By susan11 smedina88

I first saw Dr. Rajan Saggar, a pulmonologist, in 2010 for follow up lung transplant care when I was making the transition from a pediatric hospital to adult care. I am so grateful that Dr. Saggar made the transition easy for me by listening to what I wanted and working with me instead of telling […]

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Tags: adult care, chronic illness, Doctor Day, Dr. Rajan Saggar. pulmonologist, lung transplant, patient stories, pediatric hospital


Making the ordinary possible for pediatric patients

December 5, 2016

Making the ordinary possible for pediatric patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

No child wants to spend days in the hospital, let alone weeks or months. Yet that’s the reality for many pediatric patients battling chronic or life-threatening conditions at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. “When you work every day with medically fragile children, you get to know them and their families really well,” says Nancy Hayes, manager […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life Program, chronic illness, donate, donating, Everyday Wish Fund, hospitalized children, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, pediatric patients