Items Tagged ‘emergency medicine’

August 9, 2018

Hospitalists provide in-patient care, closer to home

By uclahealth uclahealth

As UCLA Health has expanded and opened primary and specialty care medical offices throughout Southern California, we have also grown our hospital network, and placed internists who specialize in treating hospitalized patients, called hospitalists, into 17 community hospitals and counting. If you have a medical emergency, you should always call 911. But if you think […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, Hospitalists, in-patient care, Ronald Reagan Medical UCLA Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


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 rhatoum

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


How often are heart attack and stroke diagnoses missed in the emergency room?

March 16, 2018

How often are heart attack and stroke diagnoses missed in the emergency room?

By Phil Hampton phampton

Every day, thousands of patients visit hospital emergency rooms with chest pain and worry that they’re having a heart attack. Or they have numbness in an arm and worry about a stroke. In some cases, patients aren’t worried but really should be. Emergency physicians have the difficult task of deciding who actually has a problem […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, heart attack, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stroke


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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


Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

March 21, 2017

Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

By Phil Hampton phampton

  Challenging more than a century of medical tradition, a UCLA doctor is exploring whether antibiotics can be an effective alternative to surgery for treating appendicitis. Dr. David Talan, an emergency medicine and infectious diseases specialist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is study director of a 1,500-patient, $12-million national clinic trial. […]

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Tags: appendectomy, appendicitis, appendix, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. David Talan, emergency medicine, News & Insights, surgery