Items Tagged ‘emergency department’

Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

April 19, 2018

Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 40 percent of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or recreational activities. A recent study found that about 30,000 people in the U.S. went to an emergency department with a sports-related eye injury, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. Three sports accounted for almost half of all injuries: […]

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Tags: corneal abrasions, Doheny Eye Institutes, emergency department, eye injuries, eye protection, internal bleeding, ophthalmologist, protective eyewear, retinal detachment, sports eye safety month, sports-related eye injury, UCLA Stein Eye


Have the flu? Know when to go. To the ER, that is.

January 19, 2018

Have the flu? Know when to go. To the ER, that is.

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

Flu-stricken patients are jamming emergency rooms across California and the country. Flu patients feel terrible. But at what point should they head to the hospital? Many visit at the first sign of sniffling. Others wait until there’s no choice. For guidance, we checked in with Dr. Mark Morocco, a supervising emergency physician at Ronald Reagan […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, flu, flu season, flu shot, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine, h3n2


Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

December 12, 2016

Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The holiday season brings with it a host of traditions: decorations, office parties, family gatherings, and – unfortunately – more visits to the emergency room. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently estimated that in November and December 2015, ER departments nationwide treated 14,000 injuries involving holiday decorating – an average of 230 injuries per […]

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Tags: accidental injuries, alcohol, decorating, Dr Walid Ghurabi, Dr Wally Ghurabi, emergency, emergency department, holidays, holidays and accidents, injuries, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, video


July 2, 2016

Fourth of July tip: Don’t put fireworks in your pocket

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

Fireworks are the essence of July Fourth, a celebration of joy and pride on public display. But with fireworks comes risk – especially to children. And the careless. And the inebriated. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tracks fireworks injuries and deaths, and STAT, a wonderful source of health and medicine news, calls out this […]

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Tags: emergency department, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


'Don't "Let's Go Crazy." Please.'

April 25, 2016

‘Don’t “Let’s Go Crazy.” Please.’

By uclahealth uclahealth

As an emergency room doctor who’s no stranger to crisis – and, as a result, the media — I’m frequently asked to weigh in on news while it’s still developing, before anyone has any answers, much less all of them. To that end, I’ve now been asked several times: What’s up with Prince? The fact […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, emergency room, media


On the frontlines with an ER nurse

February 22, 2016

On the frontlines with an ER nurse

By uclahealth uclahealth

8No day is ever the same for Kayla Vandegrift, who supervises the nursing and technical staff. It’s not even noon and Kayla Vandegrift has been on her feet for five hours already. She has seven-and-a-half more hours to go on her shift. Inside the windowless, climate-controlled emergency department (E.D.) at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, featured, Kayla Vandegrift, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Brandon's story

February 20, 2015

Brandon’s story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Brandon Levine, 40, had just purchased his dream motorcycle. A few days later, that dream turned into a nightmare when he lost control of his bike and crashed headfirst into a guardrail.

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Tags: blood donation, Dr. Alyssa Ziman, Dr. Barbara Van de Wiele, emergency department, featured, patient stories


November 14, 2013

Therapeutic hypothermia used to treat L.A. Marathon cardiac arrest

By Mystery User

Jay Yim, 21, had worked on improving his fitness since age 15. In preparation for this year’s Los Angeles Marathon on March 21, the University of Southern California pre-med student had been training with a marathon club and regularly did 10-mile runs on his own. The day before the race, he had a carbo-loading dinner […]

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Tags: cardiology, emergency department, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


July 3, 2013

Amazing stuff

By Irine Irine

Recently my mother was in ER and after that had a surgery in UCLA Ronald Reagan Center. Everyone in ER and in the hospital (East 7th floor) was friendly, kind and informative and very knowledgeable. They were all ready to answer any question my mother had, and encouraged her to ask anything. Every nurse let […]

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Tags: emergency department, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center