Items Tagged ‘Santa Monica’

September 8, 2017

Get it out and be done with it!

By Syd sydneyhanelsh

I had an endocrinologist that I liked that was monitoring my hyperthyroidism but she moved away. I had new nodules but every 6 months there were more. Dr. Livhits had seen me and said no need for surgery at that time but when the risk increased to the 40% level we decided to proceed. Also […]

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Tags: benign, constant biopsies, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, incisional pain, new nodules, no surgery, pain medicine, pathology report, patient stories


Volunteer Hair Stylists Help Patients Look and Feel Their Best

July 7, 2017

Volunteer Hair Stylists Help Patients Look and Feel Their Best

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even when recovering from major surgical procedures and lengthy illnesses, our patients don’t want their hair to look like its in critical condition. To help these patients look and feel their best, UCLA Health volunteers are now offering free hair services. “We currently have five licensed cosmetologists who volunteer their time at Ronald Reagan UCLA […]

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Tags: bedridden patients, cancer treatments, hair services, haircuts, licensed cosmetologists, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, surgical procedures, transplant patients, treatment milestones, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center


New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

January 4, 2017

New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

By uclahealth uclahealth

Breastfeeding can be one of the most wonderful experiences of motherhood. It can also be one of the most challenging. A new UCLA Health lactation program, available at both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, aims to reduce breastfeeding challenges by offering in-home breastfeeding support to new mothers. “We provide […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, breastfeeding challenges, breastfeeding difficulties, in-home breastfeeding support, lactation program, lactation-consultation, latch, mothers, perinatal care, pre-delivery, Santa Monica, stress


September 13, 2016

Lipoma Removal from Neck

By e.cross74 e.cross74

Thanks to a friend who said, “Hey what’s the matter with your neck?” I saw my PCP and then started going through the battery of tests-, blood test, ultrasound, mri and from the mri they thought it was a lipoma. I did some research online, the internet is a wealth of information, but it is […]

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Tags: blood test, endocrine, endocrine surgery, lipoma, MRI, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center, ultrasound


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

August 1, 2016

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor: the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition. “This achievement validates that UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica delivers excellent patient care and is a great place to work,” says Leah Korkis, nursing practice outcomes and Magnet coordinator at UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: I See You Baby program, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, nursing, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center


People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

July 12, 2016

People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is not going to the dogs. The dogs are going to the hospital. UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC), the animal-assisted therapy program that provides critically ill children and adults with companionship and comfort during their hospital stay, has launched two new programs. The tuck-in program provides hospitalized children and adults with comforting […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, children, literacy program, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, PAC, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers


Secret Weapon: Dad

June 30, 2015

Secret Weapon: Dad

By uclahealth uclahealth

Secret Weapon: Dad. When 20‐year-old Alec Kupelian went to the ER at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica one Saturday, he never expected cancer was the reason a pulled groin muscle hadn’t healed. “On Sunday, I had an MRI. On Monday, I had a biopsy. On Tuesday, I had my port implanted. And on Wednesday, I […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children's cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, featured, patient stories, pediatric cancer, radiation oncologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center