Items Tagged ‘injuries’

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


Ask the Doctors - Does olive oil help heal skin wounds?

June 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does olive oil help heal skin wounds?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Can olive oil be used topically to aid healing? Olive oil has been used since ancient times as a cosmetic and to aid skin healing.  The ancient Egyptians used it as an anti-wrinkle potion; the Romans used it as a moisturizer after bathing.  To this day, olive oil is used widely in many […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, diabetic ulcers, fatt acid, injuries, linoleic acid, olive oil, palmitic acid, skin, skin irritation


March 27, 2018

Dr Giselle Wudka

By Maureeni Maureeni

Dr Wudka is what everyone looks for in a doctor. She treats her patients with such kindness and individual attention. After being involved in a traffic accident she took the time to deal with my dizziness and injuries although they were not immediately apparent. She always makes and keeps eye contact and listens to you […]

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Tags: dizziness, Doctors Day, Dr. Gisele Wudka, injuries, patient stories


Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

December 12, 2016

Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The holiday season brings with it a host of traditions: decorations, office parties, family gatherings, and – unfortunately – more visits to the emergency room. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently estimated that in November and December 2015, ER departments nationwide treated 14,000 injuries involving holiday decorating – an average of 230 injuries per […]

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Tags: accidental injuries, alcohol, decorating, Dr Walid Ghurabi, Dr Wally Ghurabi, emergency, emergency department, holidays, holidays and accidents, injuries, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, video


Watch out for danger - Follow these 4 safety tips

June 20, 2016

Watch out for danger – Follow these 4 safety tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even in familiar surroundings, we need to constantly be looking for dangers around us throughout our day. Keeping an eye out for hazards can help you identify and avoid them before an injury occurs. Looking at the world through this safety lens can help you protect yourself and those around you. 1. Watch Where You’re […]

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Tags: adult safety, children safety, falling, injuries, injury, safe, safety, safety lens