Items Tagged ‘shortness of breath’

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

January 19, 2018

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Phrenic nerve damaged in traffic accident made it difficult to breathe, potentially ending his career Collisions are not uncommon for motorcycle officers who spend most of their time on the road. Officer Eric Holtz of the Los Angeles Police Department knows this first-hand. In July 2014, Holtz was riding westbound on Saticoy Street towards Sepulveda […]

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Tags: breathing issues, diaphragm, Dr. Matthew Kaufman, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, phrenic nerve injury, plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, scar tissue, shortness of breath, surgery, UCLA Plastic Surgery


Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

October 24, 2016

Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer recently joined UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson and the American Heart Association on World Heart Day for a Facebook Live event held at UCLA. The goal? Raise awareness of the AHA’s “Rise Above […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Karol Watson, fatigue, heart failure, heart symptoms, Living with heart failure, preventative cardiology, Queen Latifah, Rise Above Heart Failure, Salt