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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3hlpLChmvys   James Matthews thought the increasing levels of pain in his neck and the numbness that ran down his right arm were just a routine part of getting older. “All through these 10 years, I accepted it, thinking it was normal,” says the 54-year-old administrative manager. [...]
By Edna • June 30, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB3oCPTz-us   A pair of sisters attracted national attention in January when Mississippi governor Haley Barbour released them from prison - on condition that one donate a kidney to the other. In early March a variant -of a sort, anyway- played out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical [...]
By uclahealth • March 14, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJTsuLMeuxg   Charlotte Rae, familiar to millions of TV viewers as the housemother on the '80s sitcom The Facts of Life, was diagnosed in 2009 with pancreatic cancer, an often-silent killer with few if any symptoms until it is too late. Some 40,000 new cases of pancreatic [...]
By uclahealth • January 20, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BxnCd7NFU   Eight months into her pregnancy, Leiauna Anderson lost her child, and she almost lost her life as well. It took a liver transplant to save her. When Leiauna's pregnancy ended tragically with the in utero death of her baby, doctors discovered that her liver had [...]
By uclahealth • September 23, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8JKNFd8hXE   Barry Broughton is a successful marketing executive who has traveled the world and faced a lifetime of challenges. But few challenges would be as difficult as the diagnosis he received last year of prostate cancer. Barry's cancer was diagnosed following a test called a PSA, [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5s2VimVTIk   Compassionate care through every phase of your birthing experience As parents-to-be, Jacqueline Coit-Jablonski and her husband, Dan Jablonski, prepare for their first baby to arrive, they tour the new Labor and Delivery suites at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. They see first hand the new facility that [...]
By uclahealth • March 10, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHpD2di10Eg   Aiden Waters is fortunate to be living in the 21st century when a surgical option exists for treating Sturge-Weber Syndrome. This rare congenital condition affects one in 50,000 Americans. In 4-year-old Aiden's case, a deep purple birthmark on his face and scalp was the first sign [...]
By uclahealth • October 3, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVrN4tnxVU   Veronica Jacobs suffered from a debilitating neurological (or brain) disorder called dystonia. The disease caused this otherwise healthy teenager to experience abnormal muscular twitches and spasms. The condition deteriorated over several years to a point where Veronica could no longer walk and was virtually wheelchair-bound. [...]
By uclahealth • August 14, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6CAcfwius   Living Life After Cancer (U Magazine) For survivors, cancer and its aftermath forever remain a part of their lives. Brad Zebrack beat Hodgkin's lymphoma 20 years ago but he's never felt that the cancer ever really left him. It took a year after he finished [...]
By uclahealth • December 13, 2007