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In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I [...]
By Amster • September 8, 2018
When entering the universe of cancer its terrifiying. For me it was critically important to find a surgeon to take the time to answer all my questions that validated my concerns and fears so I did receive a lot of personalized attention from Dr. Livhits [...]
By MCS574398 • June 19, 2018
Dear Doctors: I've been reading about a new illness that's a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You're [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 2, 2018
February is typically a peak month for flu activity. The flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which can lead to serious illness or even death. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend [...]
By uclahealth • February 2, 2018
I found out that I had thyroid cancer in a weird way. I had a CT scan on my lungs and it showed up. I went to have a test to see if it was suspicious and it was and they did a biopsy which [...]
By DS3737 • February 1, 2018
Every step of the way was very reassuring. Dr. Yeh is such a positive warm person. He looks at you deeply rather than superficially. The nurse practitioner was very warm and reassuring. I was given options and told the choice was up to me. [...]
By Nana • October 4, 2017
This was my first big medical experience - I had no idea going into the process what it was going to be like. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and I was in a catch 22 - I realized I had cancer, but was told [...]
By Slo • September 6, 2017
"Brooklyn said, 'Yay!' when I told her we were going to see the doctor because her throat was sore," says Portland Watson, mother to 2-year-old Brooklyn, who brought her daughters to UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics. "I love the doctors here. [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
I had hypercalcemia and low vitamin D for over 10 years. A year ago I went to see my endocrinologist who said my calcium level was dangerously high. An option to correct it was surgery. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and my thyroid was [...]
By eschill142 • August 7, 2017
My words to others is - it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn't see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave [...]
By cory • July 11, 2017