Items Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’

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


Open Heart

October 31, 2018

Open Heart

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“By the second or third week, the light bulb suddenly went on,” says Richard Sassin, pictured right, a cardiology patient who completed the nine-week intensive UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program and returned to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to present a painting to Dr. Dean Ornish, pictured far left, and Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, pictured […]

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Tags: Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, integrative medicine, lifestyle program, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine


October 22, 2018

It’s Not Their Illness, It’s Their Life

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“Jo Sue has written hundreds of biographies since she started the program,” says Carey McCarthy, not pictured, as she honored Jo Sue Whisler, a Living History Program volunteer in the hematology and oncology unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, for her outstanding service and dedication during the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon. Carey continues, “In […]

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Tags: Auxiliary Awards Luncheon, hematology and oncology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Health volunteers, volunteer


August 30, 2018

Unexpected But Satisfied Experience

By Lee eaglelee

My doctor told me I needed extra medications for my diabetes so I went to see an endocrinologist, Dr. Martinez, who felt a nodule on my throat. When the ultrasound came back inconclusive, I was then referred to Dr. Yeh for surgery for the removal of the right side of my thyroid. Although I had […]

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Tags: cancer, diabetes, Dr. Dorothy Martinez, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodule, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid, thyroid issues


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

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“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health