Items Tagged ‘featured story’

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

July 13, 2018

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom came out of the elevator and heard ‘he’s code blue, he’s code blue,’ and she walked to my room where I had flat-lined,” says Matt Pohlson, who came to the hospital thinking he might have appendicitis. “I went to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and they could tell there was a blockage in […]

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Tags: appendicitis, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, featured story, heart failure, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center


Molly's Journey

May 9, 2018

Molly’s Journey

By Molly buznbea

Molly C., like many members of her family forefathers suffers from a genetic disease known as Polycystic Kidney Disease. Molly initially experienced a slow deterioration of her kidney function and by March 2016 was faced with the harsh reality that her kidneys were only working at 13% of their capability. Molly was in need of […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured story, kidney transplant, patient stories, patient story, peritoneal dialysis treatment, polycystic kidney disease


16 Hour Surgery

December 5, 2016

16 Hour Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running 60 miles per week prior to finding out he had a growing meningioma tumor. “The better shape you’re in when you go in for surgery or treatment, the better you’re […]

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Tags: brain tumor, DNA, Dr. Linda Liau, featured, featured story, focused radiation beam treatments, meningioma, meningioma tumor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neurosurgery, patient story, radiation


From Hole in Heart to Sharing Hope

December 5, 2016

From Hole in Heart to Sharing Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was the picture of health, and I stopped off at a store to browse. I completely fainted.

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Tags: clot, featured story, heart, Heart Month, neuro rehab center, patent foramen ovale, patient stories, patient story, recovery, stroke, volunteer


Support Kept Us Going

October 20, 2016

Support Kept Us Going

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was recovering from a quadruple bypass and getting healthy when I found out I had breast cancer,” says Raj Dhillon, who found out she had HER2+ cancer, a genetic form of breast cancer that she shared with her twin sister, Tej Bains. “My sister had stage 2 breast cancer, mine was stage 1. I […]

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Tags: breast cancer, caretaker, chemotherapy, featured story, genetic, HER2+ cancer, lumpectomy, oncologists, patient stories, quadruple bypass, radiation, radiologists