Items Tagged ‘emergency room’

Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

March 18, 2019

Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Little did I know that there was kind of a time bomb within me,” says Michael P. Richards, a patient liaison volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who checked into the emergency room after having trouble walking. “I was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in March of 2014. I’m so prejudiced because of […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, emergency room, featured, patient liaison volunteer, stage three colorectal cancer

April 26, 2018

I Got My Energy Back

By Miles Miles

I felt sharp pains in my stomach for several days. The pain continued to escalate so I called 911 and they took me to the emergency room. I was put in an induced coma for several weeks and when I woke up I could not walk or lift my hands. They did scans and found […]

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Tags: calcium, Dr. Masha Livhits, emergency room, low energy, parathyroid tumor, patient stories, Sharp pains

All I thought I had was a pulled calf muscle...could have died...

March 28, 2018

All I thought I had was a pulled calf muscle…could have died…

By uclahealth uclahealth

My primary doctor at UCLA is Dr. Ryan Aronin in the 100 bldg at the medical plaza.  He is young, thorough, effcient, and wise.  I have Atrial Fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat.  It puts me at risk for blood clotting, which could cause a stroke, heart attack, or death.  I also have low Testosterone […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood clotting, blood thinners, Doctors Day, Dr. Ryan Aronin, emergency room, featured, femoral artery, heart attack, hemotologist, irregular heartbeat, low Testosterone levels

My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn’t know what was going on.

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, featured, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease

Seven tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season

December 16, 2016

Seven tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product […]

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Tags: children, choking, choking hazards, electronics, emergency room, helmet, holidays, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, recalls, toddlers, toy hazards, toy recalls

November 14, 2016


By mel54 mel54

I want to say thank you to Charin K, Reshonda R, Aldrin Valdez, Malisa MacArthur, the group of surgeons and some of the staffs. Especially to Aldrin Valdez who helped to put on the IV after 3 failure from other staffs. Although my daughter had to stay on the hallway to get in room for […]

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Tags: emergency room, IV, patient stories

August 17, 2016

Diagnosis – understanding

By marianmcdonell marianmcdonell

I experienced some issues with my health in 2014, my heart was beating extremely fast and my blood pressure was soaring. After a visit to my PCP I was referred to a cardiologist who diagnosed me with Non valvular AFIB. Xarelto 20mg was prescribed and I was advised to come back in 6 months. Because […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cardiologist, Dr. Jason Hove, emergency room, heart, Non Valvular AFIB, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, patient stories

July 20, 2016

Emergency Appendectomy

By elliottchang elliottchang

An emergency appendectomy was performed on me on Saturday, 7/9/16 at your Santa Monica hospital location. I have to say, from check-in to check-out, my entire experience was extraordinary. I wish I could remember the names of all the outstanding men and women who helped me, but everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, was fantastic. […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, emergency appendectomy, emergency room, ER physician, patient stories, surgeon, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

'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

March 30, 2016

Dr. Chin is a great doctor!

By betharu123 betharu123

I initially came to UCLA to get a second opinion at the Frank Clark Urology Center for the cancer treatment I had been receiving. The doctor I was assigned to was Dr. Arnold I. Chin, who reviewed my records and noted that everything that was done up to that point was correct. The day I […]

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Tags: cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Arnold I. Chin, emergency room, Frank Clark Urology Center, kidney failure, patient stories