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Pharmacists, phlebotomists and more: Program teaches students about vast array of health care careers

August 17, 2016

Pharmacists, phlebotomists and more: Program teaches students about vast array of health care careers

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Many high school students are drawn to the idea of a future career in the health care field but don’t know what steps to take to pursue their goals. That’s where the UCLA Health Allied Health Job Fair program comes in. Through interactive presentations students get a chance to learn about dozens of health care […]

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Tags: Allied Health, careers, high school, job fair, job training, news


Simple treatment could help preemies breathe better

August 15, 2016

Simple treatment could help preemies breathe better

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Each year in the U.S., about 150,000 babies are born after only 23 to 34 weeks of gestation, which puts them at risk for apnea of prematurity, a condition in which breathing stops, often for several seconds. For parents, it can be frightening to watch when the alarms in the neonatal intensive care unit beep […]

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Tags: apnea of prematurity, breathing problems, Dr. Kalpashri Kesavan, hypoxia, low oxygenation, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, neonatologist, neonatology, neurobiology, news, NICU, preemies


Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

August 9, 2016

Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. In 2013, Abby’s beloved aunt Jodi Nathanson […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children, childrens health, clinical trials, lung cancer, lung cancer research, news, non-small cell lung cancer, radiation, radiation oncology, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center