Every day, thousands of patients visit hospital emergency rooms with chest pain and worry that they’re having a heart attack. Or they have numbness in an arm and worry about a stroke. In some cases, patients aren’t worried but really should [...]
Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18.
“A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity [...]
Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year's plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our [...]
I had a bicycle accident in the late 1980s (No helmet) and my head hit the concrete very hard. 12 years after I had a full stroke. I was OK for several years then I almost passed out and my heart went into A-fibrillation. Fast and hard. my breathing mechanism [...]
As someone born with a rare heart defect, pulmonary atresia, and having had a stroke at the age of 4, I recognize how important healthcare innovation has been in playing a role in giving me a chance at a normal life. To put that in perspective about [...]
While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state [...]
What brought me to the Endocrine Center was due to a natural TIA I had, which is a transient ischemic attack which is like a mini stroke. I then had an ultrasound on the carotid artery which incidentally is where they found the nodule on the thyroid.
When I [...]
To the UCLA medical team who cared for my father in his final weeks of life:
My father, Frank Eck, recently passed away on the 8th floor of your medical center, in the ICU. After a bravely combating a myriad of health issues for two-and-a-half weeks with profound determination [...]