Items Tagged ‘obstetrics’

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

July 13, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help their parents pick grapes from the sweltering farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley. “She said, ‘You have to get an education, so you don’t work in the dirt like us,’ […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, family, farm worker, grape picker, gynecology, high achievers, Hispanic, immigrant, Latino, low-income, Mexico, minority


Not your grandfather's Zika

April 21, 2016

Not your grandfather’s Zika

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How does a formerly harmless and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, increasing its power to invade the human body and […]

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Tags: Dr. Stephanie Valderramos, Elaine Schmidt, genetics, Genhong Cheng, Guillain-Barre syndrome, gynecology, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, obstetrics, vaccine, Zika


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