Items Tagged ‘Dr. Mark Morocco’

Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here's what you need to know.

July 6, 2018

Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here’s what you need to know.

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The health risks of heat are no joke. From 1999 to 2010, more than 9,000 people died in the U.S. alone due to heat illnesses. Dr. Mark Morocco, a clinical professor of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, warns that heat stroke and other heat-related illness should not be taken lightly. Rather, extreme […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency medicine, exhaustion, heat, heat exhaustion, heat illness, heat rash, heat stroke, heat wave, hydration, severe sunburns, sunburn


Have the flu? Know when to go. To the ER, that is.

January 19, 2018

Have the flu? Know when to go. To the ER, that is.

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

Flu-stricken patients are jamming emergency rooms across California and the country. Flu patients feel terrible. But at what point should they head to the hospital? Many visit at the first sign of sniffling. Others wait until there’s no choice. For guidance, we checked in with Dr. Mark Morocco, a supervising emergency physician at Ronald Reagan […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, flu, flu season, flu shot, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine, h3n2


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


'Don't "Let's Go Crazy." Please.'

April 25, 2016

‘Don’t “Let’s Go Crazy.” Please.’

By uclahealth uclahealth

As an emergency room doctor who’s no stranger to crisis – and, as a result, the media — I’m frequently asked to weigh in on news while it’s still developing, before anyone has any answers, much less all of them. To that end, I’ve now been asked several times: What’s up with Prince? The fact […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, emergency room, media


On the frontlines with an ER nurse

February 22, 2016

On the frontlines with an ER nurse

By uclahealth uclahealth

8No day is ever the same for Kayla Vandegrift, who supervises the nursing and technical staff. It’s not even noon and Kayla Vandegrift has been on her feet for five hours already. She has seven-and-a-half more hours to go on her shift. Inside the windowless, climate-controlled emergency department (E.D.) at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, featured, Kayla Vandegrift, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center