Items Tagged ‘featured’

January 9, 2019

25 year celebration

By Mike O michelleodwwjd

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years today!

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, liver transplant, patient stories


'Getting Hitched'

January 2, 2019

‘Getting Hitched’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since November 2017. As part of the Three Wishes program, Christopher is getting married to his long-time partner Tanyce Bush in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, cancer, featured, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, Three Wishes program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


January 2, 2019

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney transplant patient from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I feel so grateful and blessed to be alive and thriving. I had amyloidosis (a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs), which affects about 50,000 people worldwide. In my case it started attacking my lungs […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


January 2, 2019

Asthma Not Keeping Him Off the Court

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’ve been dealing with asthma since I was 4 or 5 years old. Right now I’m on […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr. Sande Okelo, featured, pulmonary clinic, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Dental Surprise

January 2, 2019

Dental Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I like the horse, it was so cute. Blue Moon had a little braid and shoes,” says Margaret Siguenza, who was visiting Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a dental appointment when she spotted miniature horse Blue Moon, a volunteer with UCLA People-Animal Connection. Margaret’s mother, Sandra Siguenza, not pictured, adds, “We’re here today for […]

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Tags: Blue Moon, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA PAC, UCLA People-Animal Connection


Human Being at UCLA Health

January 2, 2019

Human Being at UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Having heart disease is not easy, and finding out the only cure is a heart transplant is really difficult,” says 24-year-old Iris Franco, who received a heart transplant at 16 years old at UCLA Health. “My younger sister became ill when she was 10 years old. They discovered she suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy, and they […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart transplant, restrictive cardiomyopathy


Uplifting Art

December 12, 2018

Uplifting Art

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I walked into the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology one day after radiation and really liked it,” says Gene Alper, who came to UCLA Health for radiation and ongoing treatment after partial surgery on a brain tumor. “I really enjoy being in the company of other cancer patients and survivors. I find it very […]

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Tags: brain tumor, featured, radiation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, survivors


Be Proactive

December 12, 2018

Be Proactive

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms at 32 years old. “In January, I was doing a self-test and felt a lump, so I immediately went to my obstetrician, who referred me to UCLA Health for a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, chemotherapy, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammograms, neoadjuvant therapy, obstetrician, radiation, self-breast exam, self-test, surgery, triple negative breast cancer


Support for Seizures

November 16, 2018

Support for Seizures

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I started having seizures when I was 6,” says 16-year-old Alfred Guilfoil, who has nocturnal tonic-clonic frontal lobe seizures. “My seizures only occur at night. Dr. Jason Lerner helped me get my seizures under control, and he’s good at finding medication that doesn’t have bad side effects. He always asks how you’re doing and if […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy, Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA, Dr. Jason Lerner, featured, seizures, teen epilepsy


From Overwhelming to Life-Changing

October 31, 2018

From Overwhelming to Life-Changing

By uclahealth uclahealth

“At first, what’s expected of you seems overwhelming,” says Richard Sassin, a cardiology patient who joined the UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program, an intensive nine-week integrative medicine and lifestyle program. “I was with a group of nine people doing exercises together, joking together and getting to know one another. When you had those feelings […]

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Tags: featured, integrative medicine, lifestyle program, UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine