Items Tagged ‘featured’

More Active, More Capable

September 10, 2019

More Active, More Capable

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“I feel like I’m more active now,” reflects Mia McKinley, a 9th-grader at Culver City High School, which partners with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “I ran track in 7th grade but took a break in 8th grade. I was out of shape, and I knew this would push me to […]

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Tags: featured, healthy living, high school gym, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind


Able to Swallow Without Choking

September 9, 2019

Able to Swallow Without Choking

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“After the procedure, I just wanted to call my doctor, Priyam V. Tripathi, MD, MPH, and hug her and thank her,” exclaims Guillermo Verjan, who had been living with esophagitis for 10 years. “You have trouble swallowing. It’s scary because you go out to dinner or you’re with people you don’t know and you start […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal disorders, esophageal problems, featured, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders


Have No Fear

September 9, 2019

Have No Fear

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“If I had not had this procedure, then I would’ve had cancer of my esophagus,” believes 72-year-old Harry Corder, who came to UCLA Health after finding out he had Barrett’s esophagus with high dysplasia, or precancerous changes in the cells of the esophagus. “Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy explained I would need several radiofrequency ablation treatments. […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal disorders, featured, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders, V. Raman Muthusamy MD


Don't Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

September 9, 2019

Don’t Just Live With Reflux, Seek Help

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“Most of my career has been centered on understanding how the esophagus works and managing or treating patients with esophageal diseases,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Conklin, medical director of the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health. “Probably the most common disease we see is gastroesophageal reflux, which seems to be rampant in our society […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal diseases, esophageal health, featured, Jeffrey Conklin MD, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health


Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

September 6, 2019

Fixing Santa Claus’ Hyperparathyroidism

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“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention to this disease because it often takes patients a while to come to a diagnosis. Depending on where they live, in this case, North Pole, Alaska, there may not be […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, featured, hyperparathyroidism, Masha Livhits MD, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


Gaining Skill Set to Innovate

September 5, 2019

Gaining Skill Set to Innovate

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“My research has been on wearable robotics for rehabilitation or assistance,” muses Gil Hernstadt, an engineer in the new UCLA BioDesign Program. “This is the third or fourth day of the boot camp and this group is great. Everyone is very smart and I’m excited.” “One of the goals for this program is to give […]

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Tags: bootcamp, engineering, featured, innovation, life sciences, research, start up, UCLA Biodesign


Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

September 4, 2019

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening of Toy Story 4, a toy giveaway and the biggest surprise of all, a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Minnie!

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


On Santa's 'Nice List'

September 1, 2019

On Santa’s ‘Nice List’

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“I’d had a ton of kidney stones, and nobody was really sure why,” says Santa Claus, a child advocate and patient who came into the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a parathyroidectomy. “One urologist suggested I have a blood calcium level test and it turned out I had an abnormally high blood calcium level. […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, featured, Masha Livhits MD, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


Conditioning Culver City High

August 30, 2019

Conditioning Culver City High

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“We used the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program to get the students prepared for the final fitness exam,” says Richard Prieto, physical education teacher for Culver City High School. “The program has really helped out all our students. I think the cardio equipment has helped the most with conditioning. I think when you […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, fitness gyms, high school gym, special initiatives, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind


Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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It was a special day of “grime fighting” at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, as our pediatric patients oohed and awed as prized superheroes washed windows while descending from the hospital’s rooftop. Once the caped crusaders conquered their grimy foes, young patients and their families greeted them and posed for photos on the Chase Child Life […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital