Items Tagged ‘patient story’

Bridging the Gap

November 7, 2019

Bridging the Gap

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“After 22 years of being around numerous explosions and jumping out of airplanes, it finally caught up to me,” reflects 51-year-old Tad Steckler, who was an Army engineer dealing with explosives and demolition. “Before Operation Mend, I was easily irritated, lacked an ability to focus, and couldn’t remember things. I knew what was happening to […]

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Tags: featured, patient story, PTSD, TBI, traumatic brain injuries, Veterans Day


A routine screening detected breast cancer early

October 7, 2019

A routine screening detected breast cancer early

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Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time. Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, Dr. Anna Chirra, at UCLA’s Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cyst, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Annapoorna Chirra, Dr. Parvin Peddi, Dr. Susan McCloskey, patient story, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

September 18, 2019

Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

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Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, has had various imaging studies and procedures, including the placement of nine stents to open up his coronary arteries. All of this is documented in his electronic medical record. The […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Boris Arbit, Dr. Ravi Dave, Hospitalists, patient stories, patient story, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Health Encino


Free Sunscreen

August 28, 2019

Free Sunscreen

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“I use sunscreen to prevent sunburns,” says Irene Tam, a tourist visiting from Macao. Local residents and visitors alike can enjoy the 50 sunscreen towers in Santa Monica and Malibu. Not pictured, Dr. Emily Newsom, a dermatologist says, “These kiosks, which are completely free to the public, are going to be here through the end […]

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Tags: dermatology, featured, patient story, People of UCLA Health, sun exposure, sun protection, sun protection factor, sunscreen


More Than a Walk

June 24, 2019

More Than a Walk

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“This isn’t just a walk, it’s a community and a fight against mental illness and the stigmas attached,” says Grace Florentin, a nurse educator participating in the NAMI Walk for the sixth year. Walking with Grace is Jamie Chazen, a mental health practitioner. Jamie says, “It’s great to see all the different groups out here, […]

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Tags: featured, mental health, mental illness, NAMI Walk, patient story


'We Don't Feel Alone'

June 24, 2019

‘We Don’t Feel Alone’

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“We love coming back to see everybody who took care of Rose,” says Melody Curtis, mother to five-year-old Rose Curtis, who is enjoying the NICU Reunion. “At 14 weeks Rose was diagnosed with something called an omphalocele, which means her spleen, stomach and intestines were outside her abdominal wall when she was born. She was […]

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Tags: featured, NICU, NICU nurses, NICU Reunion, omphalocele, patient story, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatrics


Parents Creating Peace

May 13, 2019

Parents Creating Peace

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“We’re parents who came together to support each other and to look at how the next generation can benefit from the hospital,” says Monique Rosenthal, a member of the Parent Association Council at UCLA Health. “My daughter is a patient under the care of Neurology and Immunology for a rare autoimmune disorder. We come once […]

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Tags: featured, infusion center, Parent Association Counci, patient story, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, pediatric neurology, rare autoimmune disorder, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

April 29, 2019

Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

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Story highlights UCLA Health has more than 170 medical offices throughout greater Los Angeles. A wide variety of services are offered in Santa Clarita, including primary care, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pain management, radiology and cancer care. Santa Clarita’s Tourney Road office offers weekend and evening hours and urgent care services. About three years ago, […]

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Tags: cardiology, patient story, pediatrics, primary care, Santa Clarita, The Checkup, UCLA Health Santa Clarita, urgent care


From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

March 21, 2019

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

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Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real estate broker and appraiser; a husband and dog owner; and a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer last year after a routine screening. Before he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Frost […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Ara Kardashian, Dr. Philip Cohen, Dr. Sandy Liu, Encino, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Colon cancer cured thanks to routine screening

March 6, 2019

Colon cancer cured thanks to routine screening

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Kells Jesse, a production designer who lives in Venice, says that in recent years, he and his wife, Sylvia Castillo-Jesse, have made major lifestyle changes to prioritize their health. They optimized their nutrition and now eat a mostly vegan, plant-based diet; they incorporated more exercise into their routines; and last spring, they scheduled their routine […]

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Tags: Bob Hope Health Center, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colon polyps, colonoscopy, Dr. Mary Farid, patient story, The Checkup