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UCLA Health pulmonologist recommends ways to stay safe and healthy during fire season and the pandemic

By Alana Prisco • September 15, 2020
“I used to have asthma as a child and had numerous visits to the emergency room,” says Dr. Sande Okelo, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “As a physician I understood there was a great [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2018
Food is a gateway for a lot of emotions and it’s a way that a lot of families show love,” says Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD, a pediatric and adult dietician for the cystic fibrosis clinic and pulmonology clinic at UCLA Health. “I work [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2018
“I think one of the most sensitive and challenging times are when our newborn babies are first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis,” says Sabah Akmal, LSCW,  a pediatric clinical social worker with UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “The parents are overwhelmed when they [...]
By uclahealth • September 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 7, 2018
“Gavin was born with micrognathia, which is a small jaw, and had trouble breathing. So, at 3 weeks old, he was transferred to UCLA Health to have surgery,” says Deanna Steinrad, mother to now 2-year-old Gavin Steinrad, who came in for a visit with Dr. Marlyn [...]
By uclahealth • July 6, 2018
I was referred to the pulmonology department at UCLA because I needed higher level of care to treat my follicular bronchiolitis. What in 2013 appeared to be a scary unknown has turned out to be a transformational journey. Over the next three years, my condition [...]
By MexChilanga • April 12, 2018
Hope. A good doctor provides his patient with hope. He uses all his education, knowledge and wisdom along with empathy, listening and kindness skills to provide the best diagnosis and treatment for his patient. But what if you patient has a difficult diagnosis like lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)? What if there [...]
By jane76 • March 30, 2017