Items Tagged ‘lung disease’

Answers for Asthma

October 20, 2018

Answers for Asthma

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 opportunity out there to help patients lead normal lives. There are great […]

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Tags: asthma, cystic fibrosis, Dr. Sande Okelo, lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory problems, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Food + Love = Patient Care

October 1, 2018

Food + Love = Patient Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 with patients who have pulmonology disorders, including cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis patients […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, lung disease, pediatric pulmonology, Pulmonology, pulmonology disorders, Suzanne Hollander RD, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


It Will Get Better

September 6, 2018

It Will Get Better

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 have a healthy baby, but their baby has been diagnosed with a […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, cystic fibrosis in newborns, lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Ask the Doctors - Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

August 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 claim.  As I wrote in a prior column, vitamin D is not so much […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu, influenza, lung disease, research, vitamin D


Patient is First Priority

July 6, 2018

Patient is First Priority

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 Woo at UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. Gavin’s […]

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Tags: lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory care, trouble breathing, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


My Lung Transplant Village

April 12, 2018

My Lung Transplant Village

By MexChilanga blancasiebels

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 deteriorated to the point of needing a double lung transplant, […]

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Tags: double lung transplant, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Ariss DerHovanessian, follicular bronchiolitis, ICU, lung disease, nurses, patient stories, Pulmonology, pulmonology department, transplant coordinator


March 30, 2017

Hope

By jane76 jane76

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 are so few of us that […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, LAM, lung, lung disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, patient stories, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology