Items Tagged ‘OBGYN’

10 things to discuss at a preconception gynecology visit

June 22, 2018

10 things to discuss at a preconception gynecology visit

By uclahealth uclahealth

Whether you’re actively trying to get pregnant or just like to plan ahead, scheduling a preconception visit with your gynecologist is beneficial, according to Aparna Sridhar, MD, UCLA OB/GYN. “A preconception visit will help you take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby,” says Dr. Sridhar. “This important visit looks not just […]

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Tags: genetic conditions, healhty pregnancy, healthy pregnancy weight, OBGYN, pre-pregnancy check-up, preconception, preconception visit, sexually transmitted diseases, STIs, stress reduction


New guidelines for when to start mammograms

November 24, 2017

New guidelines for when to start mammograms

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most women believe regular mammograms are the key to preventing breast cancer. But experts don’t always agree about when women should begin having regular mammograms. This has created confusion about the right time to start this important screening. Why the confusion? Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, American Cancer Society, annual mammogram, breast cancer screening, breast cancer screening options, breast cancer treatment, cancer, dense breasts, mammogram, mammography, OBGYN, screening


Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise

November 17, 2017

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise

By uclahealth uclahealth

In the 1940s, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) like syphilis were rampant. A public awareness campaign, combined with effective antibiotics, almost eliminated syphilis and slowed the progression of other STDs. But decades later, STDs are back and reaching record highs. Symptoms often go unnoticed 2016 marked the third year in a row that STD rates have […]

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Tags: chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, HIV, OBGYN, rashes, sex, sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases, STD, syphilis


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor […]

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Tags: birth control, bladder, campus life, college, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, feminine health, good hygiene, gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ, menstrual cycles


March 25, 2017

Dr. Mina Ma and Dr. Leena Nathan helped me catch cancer early

By diana b diana b

I often report symptoms of various kinds to my longtime internist, Dr. Mina Ma. She has a great ability to determine what should be of concern. Fourteen years ago, she decided I should seek further help for some odd spotting. Because she knew when to be concerned, I went to Dr. Leena Nathan who after some […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Leena Nathan, Dr. Mina Ma, Dr. Robin Eisner, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologist, gynecology oncology, hysterectomy, OBGYN, obstetrics and gynecology, obstretics


Grant helps OB/GYN patients get the care they need

January 3, 2017

Grant helps OB/GYN patients get the care they need

By uclahealth uclahealth

The staff at UCLA OB/GYN at West Medical strives every day to provide excellent care for its patients. A recent $50,000 grant from The Nicholas Endowment will enable them to do even more. Many of the women who receive services at this location have complex medical issues. According to Vanita Varma, nurse manager at UCLA […]

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Tags: low-income population, OBGYN, patient-assistance, prenatal care, The Nicholas Endowment, UCLA OB/GYN, women's health


March 29, 2016

Doc J – the best!

By nabiha.basathia nabiha.basathia

Dr. Michael Johnson is by far the greatest doctor I have been to. He was my OB for 2 of my 3 children. He is patient, kind and perhaps his most defining quality – genuine. He never cared how many small complaints I had during pregnancy and was sympathetic and helpful. He was comforting and […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Johnson, gynecology, OBGYN, obstetrics, obstetrics & gynecology, patient stories