emergency

“You never know what could happen inside of the hospital,” says Araceli Castaneda, a security dispatcher for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We receive emergency and non-emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a [...]

By uclahealth • July 10, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting a new doctor under emergency and life threatening circumstances. Dr. Pooya Bokhoor was summoned to handle my case. To say that he executed in a manner that any patient would hope for is the ultimate truth. However, Dr. [...]
By Bronxboy • March 29, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 20, 2017
I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn't have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the [...]
By blanket01 • March 29, 2017
Several years ago I had a gastric problem. I waited weeks before I had to go to the ER. There was so much activity surrounding me it was terrifying. Except there was one hand, holding mine nearly every moment, it reasured me with out words that I would OK. And [...]
By lindashevlin • February 3, 2017
The holiday season brings with it a host of traditions: decorations, office parties, family gatherings, and – unfortunately – more visits to the emergency room. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently estimated that in November and December 2015, ER departments nationwide treated 14,000 injuries involving [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 12, 2016
Horrific wildfires have displaced hundreds of California residents from their homes this summer.  Hurricanes and fierce storms in Florida and the Gulf Coast have damaged more homes, sending citizens fleeing for shelter.  And eight tornadoes carved through Indiana in August leaving scores homeless. Every time I witness Mother [...]
By Roxanne Moster • September 15, 2016
Disaster preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.  September is National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we must prepare for emergencies that may impact us at home, work and school.  Now is the time to begin preparing for all types of disasters that may impact you – not just [...]
By uclahealth • September 1, 2016
Most people think strokes only affect older adults, but that is not the reality. About one in 10 strokes occurs in people 18 to 50 years old, according to the American Heart Association. Research in recent years has indicated an increased prevalence of stroke among [...]
By uclahealth • June 1, 2016