Items Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’

Normalizing After Cancer

March 19, 2019

Normalizing After Cancer

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“If the other doctor had done a physical inspection in 2016 instead of assuming it was hemorrhoids, my colon cancer would have been stage one or two instead of stage three,” says 52-year-old Cesar Perez, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a second opinion on treatment and surgery in November of 2017. […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, colon cancer, colonoscopy bag reversal, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, hemorrhoids, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


One Question

March 9, 2019

One Question

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“It’s just one question: ‘Have you had your colon cancer screening?’” says Dr. Daniel Croymans, a primary care physician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “March is colon cancer awareness month and the purpose of this is to increase awareness both for the general public as well as in the healthcare system. You don’t have […]

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Tags: colon cancer awareness month, colon cancer screening, Dr. Daniel Croymans, electronic medical record, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Moving Forward

March 4, 2019

Moving Forward

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“It all started with a cough,” says Carlos Garcia, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the recommendation of his cardiologist in 2009. “They told me my heart was very weak and starting to stop. I had a pacemaker put in in 2012, but I still would need a heart transplant. I was […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cough, featured, heart transplant, pacemaker, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

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“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


January 2, 2019

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

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“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney transplant patient from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I feel so grateful and blessed to be alive and thriving. I had amyloidosis (a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs), which affects about 50,000 people worldwide. In my case it started attacking my lungs […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


January 2, 2019

Asthma Not Keeping Him Off the Court

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“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’ve been dealing with asthma since I was 4 or 5 years old. Right now I’m on […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr. Sande Okelo, featured, pulmonary clinic, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Dental Surprise

January 2, 2019

Dental Surprise

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“I like the horse, it was so cute. Blue Moon had a little braid and shoes,” says Margaret Siguenza, who was visiting Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a dental appointment when she spotted miniature horse Blue Moon, a volunteer with UCLA People-Animal Connection. Margaret’s mother, Sandra Siguenza, not pictured, adds, “We’re here today for […]

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Tags: Blue Moon, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA PAC, UCLA People-Animal Connection


Avocado Sized Lump

January 2, 2019

Avocado Sized Lump

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“I was having trouble swallowing small bits of food and I would have to wash it down with water,” says 89-year-old Mariem Emmer, who sought out endocrinologist Dr. Michael Yeh at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for surgery. “I was seeing another endocrinologist and he knew about the lump in my throat, but said he […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, enlarged thyroid gland, goiter, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


Project SEARCH helps adults with learning disabilities develop skills and find employment

January 2, 2019

Project SEARCH helps adults with learning disabilities develop skills and find employment

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Story highlights Transition-to-work program, Project SEARCH, provides classroom instruction and hands-on job training. Student interns rotate to different departments every three months to learn new job skills. Program seeks departments interested in having a student intern. In 2019, UCLA Health will mark 10 years of involvement with Project SEARCH®, a unique transition-to-work program for young […]

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Tags: Project SEARCH, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, young adults with intellectual disabilities


Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

January 2, 2019

Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

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Story highlights Launched in July 2017, the UCLA Health Extensivist Program provides care for more than 400 complex patients. The program is set to expand to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and outlying communities in 2019. A new program launched last year by the UCLA Department of Medicine is helping patients at high risk for hospitalization […]

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Tags: acupuncture, cerebrovascular disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, congestive heart failure, Dr. Andrew Shubov, Dr. Sun Yoo, mind-body practices, organ transplantation, primary care medical home, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Health Extensivist Program