Items Tagged ‘David Geffen School of Medicine’

Surgical team brings new hope to injured women in Africa

December 6, 2016

Surgical team brings new hope to injured women in Africa

By uclahealth uclahealth

A revolving team of UCLA surgical experts is providing critical medical care to hundreds of women in Africa who suffer from incontinence brought on by difficult, prolonged childbirth. The twice-a-year medical missions are sponsored by Medicine for Humanity, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 by Leo Lagasse, MD, professor emeritus in the obstetrics and gynecology […]

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Tags: cesarean sections, childbirth, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female pelvic medicine, global health, global health crisis, medical missions, medical supplies, Medicine for Humanity, obstetric fistula repairs, obstetrics and gynecology


Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

October 24, 2016

Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer recently joined UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson and the American Heart Association on World Heart Day for a Facebook Live event held at UCLA. The goal? Raise awareness of the AHA’s “Rise Above […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Karol Watson, fatigue, heart failure, heart symptoms, Living with heart failure, preventative cardiology, Queen Latifah, Rise Above Heart Failure, Salt