Items Tagged ‘public health’

March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

By uclahealth uclahealth

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


How this pediatrician is working to protect the health of incarcerated kids

March 12, 2018

How this pediatrician is working to protect the health of incarcerated kids

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Los Angeles County has the largest juvenile justice system in the nation, consisting of more than 8,000 minors detained in juvenile halls and probation camps each year. With many adolescents facing imprisonment at a young age, Dr. Elizabeth Barnert has made it her mission to understand the impact of juvenile incarceration on youths and how […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, child psychiatry, children with disabilities, dr. elizabeth barnert, incarceration, juvenile incarceration, legislation, minors, pediatrics, policy, public health, public policy


Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

January 22, 2018

Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, was first exposed publicly when pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha held a news conference addressing the alarming levels of lead she and her colleagues were seeing in patients’ blood. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) worked together to recognize the link between the […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, children, dr. alice kuo, pediatrician, Pediatricians, pediatrics, policy, public health


As hepatitis A cases grow in California, prevention requires both personal and public actions

November 7, 2017

As hepatitis A cases grow in California, prevention requires both personal and public actions

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

The number of hepatitis A cases in California just keeps growing. Some 633 cases have been detected as of Oct. 27, with 416 hospitalizations and 21 deaths linked to the outbreak, according to the California Department of Public Health. It is the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak – not stemming from a common source or […]

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Tags: Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, hep A, hepatitis a, infectious diseases, outbreak, public health