Items Tagged ‘UCLA Health’

March 30, 2017

It has taken “a village” of incredibly competent doctors and medical personnel to care for our needs

By jan90 jan90

There are not sufficient words to express our gratitude for the many doctors and other medical personnel who have helped and currently help both John and me. We have both needed MUCH in the past 5 years. My personal “UCLA story” began in 1990 with Dr. Gerhard Fuchs when I needed kidney surgery. Dr. James […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Eugenia Wen, Dr. James Heaps, Dr. Jean Pierre Hubschman, Dr. Joseph Caprioli, Dr. Michael Ferrantes, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peter C. Galier, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Dr. Verna Porter, patient stories, primary care


March 24, 2017

Mammogram gets personal

By liz1 liz1

All women know the mammogram story. Show up, undress to the waist and put clothes in a locker, then go to a room with the technician and giant machine. Okay, did that… and then I was instructed to sit, while the technician wiped down the machine. And I thought: why didn’t she do that while […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, annual mammogram, Doctors Day, mammogram, patient stories, primary care, UCLA Health


March 23, 2017

I love my doctor

By lisac12 lisac12

I have been seeing Jodi Friedman, MD for 25 years. She has been such an amazing physician in almost every way you can be one. She is incredibly smart, dedicated, professional and empathetic. She tells me like it is, and trusts me to be a part of all medical decisions that are made. She is […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Jodi Friedman, Family Medicine, internal medicine, patient stories, UCLA Health


March 23, 2017

Story about more than one doctor

By liz1 liz1

I’ve been part of the UCLA system for only 4 or 5 years, and have had Medicare plus United Healthcare (and now Medicare plus Scan) but in that time, I’ve had two hip replacements, cataract surgery, and several regular physician visits. I interviewed my Primary Care Physician before signing on, and found her to be […]

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Tags: cataract, cataract surgery, Doctors Day, hip replacement, patient stories, primary care, UCLA Health


Understanding childhood mood disorders

September 1, 2016

Understanding childhood mood disorders

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children younger than age 18 can experience one of two types of mood disorders: (1) Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Approximately 10 percent of youth experience depression in their adolescence. MDD consists of depressive episodes that last two weeks or longer. Symptoms of MDD include feelings of sadness, worthlessness and guilt accompanied by a disinterest in […]

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Tags: adhd, adolescent mental health, antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, bipolar disorder, childhood mood disorders, children's health, david miklowitz, depression, depressive episodes, guilt, major depressive disorder


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs


DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

July 22, 2016

DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Many seniors avoid exercise because they are afraid they may fall and hurt themselves. But exercising can actually reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Sweat-inducing exercise — defined as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week — improves your balance and your […]

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Tags: 50 plus, 50 plus program, 50+, active living, cardio excercising, Dr. Daina Danovitch, fitness, healthy aging, senior activities, seniors, seniors excercising, UCLA Health


Bug off! Dealing with bites and stings in children

July 8, 2016

Bug off! Dealing with bites and stings in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Wherever your summer plans take you and your family – beaches, pools, forests, parks – chances are, the insect and arachnid families will be there, too. Bites and stings are unfortunately an expected, yet unpleasant, part of the great outdoors. The good news is that beyond the temporary discomfort or pain, bug bites and stings […]

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Tags: allergic reaction, antihistamine, bedbug, bee sting, bites and stings, bruises, bug bites, bug repellent, bumps, childrens health, critters, fleas


Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

June 26, 2016

Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

As we’ve seen from the much-reported rise in abuse of prescription opioids, use of the painkillers can be fatal when not properly managed. But even under the careful supervision of a physician, opioid use can cause a less severe problem – opioid-induced constipation, leading to delays in a patient’s discharge after surgery. Now, UCLA physicians […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, bowel function, colorectal surgery, Dr. Aman Mahajan, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Maxime Cannesson, morphine, narcotics, opioid prescription, opioid-induced constipation, opioids, pain management


Couscous mediterranean

February 18, 2016

Couscous mediterranean

By uclahealth uclahealth

Download this Couscous Mediterranean recipe Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 1 ¼ cup Chicken or vegetable broth ¾ cup Couscous, dry ½ tsp. Salt 1 ½ Tbsp. Butter, unsalted ½ tsp. Cinnamon, ground ½ tsp. Black pepper ½ tsp. Turmeric, ground ½ tsp. Cardamom, ground 2 oz. Apricots, dried, halves ¼ cup Craisins, dried (you can […]

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Tags: couscous, healthy dinner, healthy meals, healthy recipes, mediteranean meals, recipes, UCLA Health, UCLA Health Cafeteria