Items Tagged ‘neurology’

Support at Work

July 6, 2019

Support at Work

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s a great thing for people to come out and just be able to be themselves,” says Michael Hernandez, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works for the OB/GYN and neurology units. “As an openly gay Latino man, I love being part of PRIDE because I know for some people it’s still a struggle coming […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, neurology, OB/GYN, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


April 1, 2019

Compassionate Care

By Anne99 Anne99

Dr. Yvette Bordelon has been caring for me for the past four years. I have a rare neurological disorder which very few physicians, including myself before my diagnosis, are familiar with. I was referred to Dr. Bordelon because she has some familiarity with my condition and she agreed to take me on. She has worked […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Yvette Bordelon, neurology, patient stories, UCLA Neurology


For children with autism, sleep is the essential ingredient in any treatment plan

November 17, 2017

For children with autism, sleep is the essential ingredient in any treatment plan

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

When Dr. Shafali Jeste first started seeing children through UCLA’s Developmental Neurogenetics Clinic, she expected most visits to focus on the medical management of epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or behavioral challenges. Jeste, a behavioral child neurologist, specializes in children with rare genetic variants and syndromes associated with autism spectrum disorder. Almost half of her patients […]

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Tags: autism, insomnia, neurology, pediatric neurology


March 31, 2017

If it weren’t for Dr. Berke, I wouldn’t be having a birthday today

By g2013 g2013

I had a very bad accident with among other injuries, a serious brain injury. Because of Dr. Berke, I was able to be transferred and seen by the best specialists at UCLA. The amount of care I received at UCLA was unprecedented and phenomenal from everyone. There are so many doctors and nurses and staff […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Manuel Blanco, Dr. Paul Vespa, head and neck surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, opthalmology, otolaryngology, patient stories, reconstructive surgery


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March 30, 2017

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By anselsdaybreak anselsdaybreak

I can’t believe it has been ten years, but what I wrote to friends and family about our very first visit with our son’s neurologist, Dr. Jason Lerner, back in 2007 is still true: “He left us with the impression that excellent medical care and a friendly, compassionate bedside manner don’t have to be strangers.” […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epilepsy treatment, IEP, infantile spasms, neurology, patient stories, pediatric neurology, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Neurology


Forever grateful for Dr. Hussain

March 30, 2017

Forever grateful for Dr. Hussain

By natalie04 natalie04

We would like to recognize our Neurologist, Dr. Shawn Hussain. We first met Dr. Hussain back in 2010 when our then 5-year-old daughter, Natalie was first diagnosed with epilepsy. Dr. Hussain was one of the main Neurologists working to find the right medications to bring Natalie’s seizures under control. Natalie has been hospitalized several times […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Shawn Hussain, epilepsy, neurology, patient stories, pediatric epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, seizures, Shawn Mendes, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Neurology


I have the best doctors at UCLA

March 23, 2017

I have the best doctors at UCLA

By guzman200131 guzman200131

The one reason I like about UCLA is that my kidney transplant doctors and my neurologists are the best I ever had throughout the years. They do everything they can to help me out and make me feel comfortable in any away they can. The nurses are the best helpers I ever had since day […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, kidney, kidney transplant, neurology, patient stories


My Love for UCLA

March 23, 2017

My Love for UCLA

By Linda Pita Linda Pita

Hello! To be honest I have so many Doctors to thank. I have been an inpatient at UCLA four times in the last 11 months. I have two ongoing conditions, one being a GI disease and I must thank Dr. Kevin Ghassemi for my diagnosis. After suffering for three months at my local hospital I […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Gail Ishiyama, Dr. Kevin Ghassemi, Dr. Timothy Chang, gastroenterology, neurology, patient stories, UCLA Neurology


The neurobiology behind our place on the conservative-liberal spectrum

March 20, 2017

The neurobiology behind our place on the conservative-liberal spectrum

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Americans seem more polarized than ever when it comes to their political beliefs, a division brought into sharp relief during the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. That worries Dr. Mario Mendez, a professor in residence of neurology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA; the level of discord in Congress remains the most contentious […]

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Tags: anterior cingulate cortex, cognitive processes, conservative views, conservative-liberal spectrum, dementia, Dr. Mario Mendez, evolutionary and genetic information, extreme political ideology, frontal lobe, impulse control, neuroimaging and brain disease, neurology


New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

April 22, 2016

New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s new program that is designed to heal the hidden, yet lingering, wounds of war. “This is a new day, a program we can be proud of,” said retired General Peter W. Chiarelli an executive advisor to the Ronald A. […]

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Tags: Amy Albin, integrative medicine, intensive care, media, military, neurology, neurosurgery, Operation Mend, psychiatry, Tiverton House, traumatic brain injury, veterans