Items Tagged ‘medications’

Not Held Back by Seizures

November 16, 2018

Not Held Back by Seizures

By uclahealth uclahealth

“At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was just getting the chills and blanking out for a second. It wasn’t until my mom noticed that we put two and two together,” says 18-year-old Briza Garcia, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 17. “It was hard to find a pediatric […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, medications, pediatric neurologist, teen epilepsy


October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue Blue

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 15, 2018

Happy with Results

By Nana Nana

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he sent me to Dr. Yen, […]

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Tags: blood pressure, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormones, irregular heartbeats, medications, patient stories, surgery, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


May 4, 2018

No more trips to the ER

By Nancy Nancy

I came to UCLA for a kidney transplant. They discovered a problem with my parathyroid.l My calcium level was high and I ER vihad to keep going into the ER. They tried to control it with medications but it didn’t prevent the problem. I agreed to surgery as I did not want to keep going […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, kidney transplant, medications, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

April 19, 2017

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

By marikmontoya marikmontoya

I’m forever grateful for my amazing team of doctors and nurses at UCLA. My care has been so well managed; with my every need anticipated. Yes, I went in strong, fit, and healthy; however it’s their compassionate care, with my goals in mind, that made my story a success. My team was lead by Dr. […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, BRCA2, BRCA2 positive, breast cancer, DIEP Flap, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy, Dr. Charles Tseng, geneticist, mastectomy, medications, occupational therapy


Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

February 22, 2017

Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new warning about the use of anesthesia and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. If you’re planning to schedule surgery or another procedure that requires sedation, it’s smart to understand the basics and any risks you or your child may face. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Tags: anesthesia, behavior, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, general anesthetic, infants, medications, pediatric anesthesiology, pregnant women, sedation, sedation drugs, surgery