Items Tagged ‘featured’

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

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“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

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“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


Getting in to eye center when needed

August 10th, 2017

Getting in to eye center when needed

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Once I hit 30, I started getting eye infections in my left eye,” says 35-year-old Ryan Miyamoto, who turned to the Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena. “I have iritis, which is an inflammation of your eye. I use certain drops that calm the eye, and it goes away. But it can also just flare […]

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Tags: Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena, eye, featured, inflammation, iritis, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, US News


Fun with friends

August 8th, 2017

Fun with friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, social media, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, US News, vasectomy


5 North nurses

August 7th, 2017

5 North nurses

By uclahealth uclahealth

“All of our patients are really memorable,” says Hitomi Kalemkarian, pictured far left, a nurse in the geriatrics unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for three years. Pictured left to right: Hitomi Kalemkarian, Anna Navarro, Valerie Yeo, Brena Aco, Rosia Villalpando, and Gines Bagar. Hitomi continues, “They’re elderly so they often need more assistance. […]

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Tags: 5 north wing, elderly, elderly care, featured, geriatric unit, geriatrics, ucla geriatrics, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News


Pierre for patients

August 7th, 2017

Pierre for patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My dad’s a pediatrician and my mom is a physical therapist, so I grew up in hospitals,” says Matt Elias, who has been volunteering with his 2-year-old French bulldog, Pierre, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for the past year as part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection program. “When I got Pierre, I realized I […]

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Tags: featured, patients, pediatrician, pet therapy, physical therapist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, staff, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, UCLA Volunteer, US News, volunteer


13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

August 7th, 2017

13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had my first open-heart surgery when I was 2,” says Donovan McKinnon, a 13- year-old patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Donovan was born with pulmonary atresia, a type of heart disease where the pulmonary valve is not formed properly. “I’ve had two other heart surgeries since and the third one was two […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart surgeries, open heart surgery, pediatrics, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary valve, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


Med Ted

August 7th, 2017

Med Ted

By uclahealth uclahealth

“If somebody is scared of needles, we will use real medical equipment and poke them into stuffed animals so they can see what will happen and we can desensitize them to what they’re afraid of,” says Ada Bodolay, a clinical educator and child life specialist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “I had a 3‐year‐old child […]

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Tags: child life specialist, featured, immune booster, IV infusion, medical equipment, medication, needles, school, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, US News