Items Tagged ‘featured’

UCLA Gave Me A New Life

January 4th, 2018

UCLA Gave Me A New Life

By Mohawk Mike michaelanthony

In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my body. I had been on dialysis for 2 years and was blessed with a live donor. The level of care I received from all the doctors and staff at Ronald Reagan far exceeded anything I have ever experienced anywhere […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, heart disease, inoperable heart blockage, kidney transplant, kidney transplantation, live donor, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplantation


Life Saving Plastic Surgery

January 4th, 2018

Life Saving Plastic Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was cycling and an intoxicated driver turned in front of us. I was pinned under the car for 10 minutes,” says Jeff, who was airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “For the first 24 hours they didn’t expect me to survive the accident. A few days later I began to realize what had […]

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Tags: featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Plastic Surgery


A Christmas Wish Granted

December 22nd, 2017

A Christmas Wish Granted

By uclahealth uclahealth

Henry Morales had one wish. The Oncology patient at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica wanted his six-year-old daughter, London, to experience a white Christmas with him. Unable to leave the hospital because of his illness, Morales thought his wish might not come true. But his care team had a plan. With support from other departments, […]

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Tags: cancer, Christmas, featured, patient stories, snow day, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, white christmas


November 30th, 2017

Surgery Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. “She had me get a CT scan, and the left side was growing and drooping behind […]

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Tags: cancer, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fatty lumps, featured, surgery, thyroid nodule, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 30th, 2017

Entrepreneur Helping Sick Kids

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We were talking about ways to help people who were sick, and kids specifically, and we thought, ‘Why not make cards out of Maddy’s art?’” says Victoria O’Neal, mother to 9-year-old Maddy O’Neal, who turned her pastel and watercolor artwork into cards that she could sell. Maddy’s father, Chris O’Neal, says: “We printed up 100 […]

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Tags: featured, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29th, 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. The Nurse said he possibly had a seizure, and to please take him in to see his doctor. I […]

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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


Looking Younger, Feeling Better

November 2nd, 2017

Looking Younger, Feeling Better

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a sun worshipper when I was younger and I noticed I was starting to age rapidly,” says 55-year-old Veronica T. Sanchez, who came to UCLA Health for plastic surgery after attending an informational speaking event. “I didn’t know how much you could do with plastic surgery. I was spending about $3,000 per year […]

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Tags: botox, comestic surgery, featured, plastic surgery, UCLA Plastic Surgery


October 31st, 2017

Toys from the Heart

By HRHJudy judy12

Vivian Prickett was born with a complex congenital heart defect and spent the first six months of her life in the NICU. At just 10 days old she had open heart surgery.

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Tags: CHD, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, featured, heart, Mark Sklansky MD, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


25 years with arthritis

August 14th, 2017

25 years with arthritis

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14 years old,” says Carly Panchura, now 39 and an advocate for arthritis research.

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Tags: arthritis, arthritis research, featured, rheumatologist, rheumatology, US News


Always choosing UCLA

August 11th, 2017

Always choosing UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have severe arthritis and my ability to walk and move about is declining,” says 80-year-old Will Carter, who is in the geriatric ward at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “Apparently I have a very serious infection in the heel of one foot. So they have to get some problems and infections cleared up before […]

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Tags: elderly care, featured, geriatric unit, geriatrics, ucla geriatrics, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News