Items Tagged ‘gynecology’

Always Welcome at UCLA

July 9, 2019

Always Welcome at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is not about us trying to get people to come into the hospital because we want their money. It’s about showing that we actually care,” says Yadira Zuniga, a PRIDE volunteer who works in the patient communication center for Urology and Gynecology at UCLA Health. “You don’t have to be gay to come to […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, gynecology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, urology, volunteer


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor […]

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Tags: birth control, bladder, campus life, college, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, feminine health, good hygiene, gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ, menstrual cycles


Dr. David Ghozland, best doctor alive!

April 3, 2017

Dr. David Ghozland, best doctor alive!

By arinjhony arinjhony

On February 22, 2015, I gave birth at The Birthplace at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to a beautiful baby girl named Kayli Herrera-Leon. Prior to giving birth, my OBGYN, Dr. David Ghozland made everything so much better. The nurses helped a WHOLE LOT as well, but Dr. Ghozland played a great part. He was willIng to do […]

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Tags: baby, birth, C-section, cesarean section, Doctors Day, Dr. David Ghozland, gynecology, obstretics, patient stories, UCLA BirthPlace Santa Monica


'Don’t use marijuana during pregnancy.' Get used to hearing that

March 10, 2017

‘Don’t use marijuana during pregnancy.’ Get used to hearing that

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

“Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy.” Adults – women or not, pregnant or not – know the rule by heart. The rule about not using marijuana, however, needs a better agent. A recent federal survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that almost 4% of pregnant women had used marijuana in the past month. Compare that […]

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Tags: cannabis, developing infants, Dr Leena Nathan, fetus development, gynecology, marijuana, obstretics, pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, recreational marijuana, THC


Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

July 13, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help their parents pick grapes from the sweltering farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley. “She said, ‘You have to get an education, so you don’t work in the dirt like us,’ […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, family, farm worker, grape picker, gynecology, high achievers, Hispanic, immigrant, Latino, low-income, Mexico, minority


Not your grandfather's Zika

April 21, 2016

Not your grandfather’s Zika

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How does a formerly harmless and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, increasing its power to invade the human body and […]

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Tags: Dr. Stephanie Valderramos, Elaine Schmidt, genetics, Genhong Cheng, Guillain-Barre syndrome, gynecology, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, obstetrics, vaccine, Zika


March 29, 2016

Doc J – the best!

By nabiha.basathia nabiha.basathia

Dr. Michael Johnson is by far the greatest doctor I have been to. He was my OB for 2 of my 3 children. He is patient, kind and perhaps his most defining quality – genuine. He never cared how many small complaints I had during pregnancy and was sympathetic and helpful. He was comforting and […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Johnson, gynecology, OBGYN, obstetrics, obstetrics & gynecology, patient stories