Items Tagged ‘Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology’

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

June 14, 2019

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when he found out his 29-year-old […]

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Tags: advice, breast cancer, cancer, featured, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, stage 2 breast cancer


How one boy coped with loss of his father from cancer

January 2, 2019

How one boy coped with loss of his father from cancer

By Denise Heady deniseheady

Theo Tittle grew up knowing his dad wasn’t like everyone else. For starters, his father, Bently, battled a rare genetic form of kidney cancer that entailed three major surgeries, various cancer-fighting treatments and participation in a clinical trial. Beyond that, says Theo, his dad stood out as a “super irreverent” guy who embraced and loved […]

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Tags: cancer, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology


Uplifting Art

December 12, 2018

Uplifting Art

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I walked into the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology one day after radiation and really liked it,” says Gene Alper, who came to UCLA Health for radiation and ongoing treatment after partial surgery on a brain tumor. “I really enjoy being in the company of other cancer patients and survivors. I find it very […]

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Tags: brain tumor, featured, radiation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, survivors


Art Therapy for Adults

December 12, 2018

Art Therapy for Adults

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a big believer in bringing creativity to the medical setting,” says Sydney Siegel, a clinical oncology social worker at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology who helped patients create Jackson Pollock inspired art. “I think art therapy workshops, as an alternative to support groups, can help patients cope in different ways to process […]

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Tags: art therapy, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, social worker, support groups


Helping 'Unique You'

December 12, 2018

Helping ‘Unique You’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I believe the stress of modern living is really damaging us,” says Dr. Howard Murad, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at UCLA Health who published ‘Understanding the Stress of Modern Living’. “One of the things we can do to make a huge difference in our life is act more and more like the […]

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Tags: art therapy, Dr. Howard Murad, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology


Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative

May 7, 2018

Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative

By uclahealth uclahealth

For more than 30 years, UCLA Health has been pairing traditional medical treatments with integrative medicine therapies that address a patient’s mind, body and spirit. Now, a new initiative is bringing the health system’s various integrative medicine offerings under one comprehensive umbrella: the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative. “We offer many wonderful integrative medicine programs […]

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Tags: acupuncture, alternative treatments, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, health insurance, integrative medicine, integrative medicine therapies, massage, meditation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, therapeutic services, traditional medical treatments, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine


Health benefits of essential oils

June 22, 2017

Health benefits of essential oils

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you stressed out? Having trouble sleeping? Suffering from headaches? You may want to talk to an integrative doctor or therapist about using essential oils as part of your care. “Essential oils can help people find relief from a variety of symptoms,” says Maria T. Madden RN, certified integrative therapist, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, […]

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Tags: essential oils, integrative medicine, integrative therapist, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, UCLA Health Rehabilitation Services, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, urban zen therapy


Place of Real Healing

October 20, 2016

Place of Real Healing

By uclahealth uclahealth

The day I found out I was going to have to have a mastectomy was one of the worst days of my life,” says Dana Byerlee, 35, who came to the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica after her cancer recurred. “But my counselor at Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology was there with me during […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, healing, mastectomy, patient stories, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica