Items Tagged ‘UCLA OB/GYN’

Excited About the 'Magic Hour'

October 4, 2019

Excited About the ‘Magic Hour’

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“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care […]

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Tags: featured, healthy pregnancy, midwives, nurse midwives, nurse-midwife program, OBGYN, pregnancy, The BirthPlace, UCLA Nurse Midwives, UCLA OB/GYN


What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

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Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs. Early detection saves lives All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, gyn cancers, gynecological cancers, HPV vaccine, OBGYN, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, women's health


Improving your health, one physical at a time

August 3, 2018

Improving your health, one physical at a time

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As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits entirely until an illness or injury crops up that requires immediate attention. Years can […]

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Tags: annual physical, Family Medicine, geriatrics, pcp, pediatrics, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, UCLA OB/GYN, wellness


Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

July 27, 2018

Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

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There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s genital tract. Knowing what they are and what symptoms they cause is critical for your health. “We want women to be aware of these diseases so they can advocate for themselves when they feel that something worrisome is happening. Early detection gives us the […]

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Tags: female genital tract, gynecologic cancers, HPV vaccine, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, ucla obstetrics & gynecology, vaginal cancer


Grant helps OB/GYN patients get the care they need

January 3, 2017

Grant helps OB/GYN patients get the care they need

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The staff at UCLA OB/GYN at West Medical strives every day to provide excellent care for its patients. A recent $50,000 grant from The Nicholas Endowment will enable them to do even more. Many of the women who receive services at this location have complex medical issues. According to Vanita Varma, nurse manager at UCLA […]

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Tags: low-income population, OBGYN, patient-assistance, prenatal care, The Nicholas Endowment, UCLA OB/GYN, women's health