Items Tagged ‘pneumonia’

In Good Hands

October 15, 2018

In Good Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My husband was a carrier for a very rare mutation of cystic fibrosis,” says Stacey Armato, whose son Massimo Armato is now 2 years old and sees Dr. Marlyn Woo at UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “At five days old Massimo had surgery to remove a burst intestine. At 5 weeks old, he had […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, Dr. Marlyn Woo, genetic disorder, heritable disease, pneumonia, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Ask the Doctors - Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

March 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading about a new illness that’s a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You’re referring to acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, a rare neurological disease that affects the spinal cord. […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, AFM, blood samples, bronchitis, cancer, coldlike symptoms, diarrhea, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, facial drooping, fever, kids


Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

November 1, 2016

Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock of Orange County, recalled not being afraid, but having complete trust […]

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Tags: donor lungs, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Hillel Laks, intubation, lung transplant, lung transplants, national wait list, organs, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, trauma victims, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


What do I need to know about the flu?

October 28, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be hospitalized from influenza (flu) complications than those in other age groups. Annual flu vaccines are the best way to protect your child and family from the flu. Seasonal Influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young […]

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Tags: bacterial infections, children's health, congestion, cough, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fever, flu, flu vaccination, health tips, health tips for parents, hoarseness, illness