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“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14 years old,” says Carly Panchura, now 39 and an advocate for arthritis research.

By uclahealth • August 14, 2017
“I have severe arthritis and my ability to walk and move about is declining,” says 80-year-old Will Carter, who is in the geriatric ward at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “Apparently I have a very serious infection in the heel of one foot. So they have to [...]
By uclahealth • August 11, 2017
“Once I hit 30, I started getting eye infections in my left eye,” says 35-year-old Ryan Miyamoto, who turned to the Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena. “I have iritis, which is an inflammation of your eye. I use certain drops that calm the eye, and [...]
By uclahealth • August 10, 2017

These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of

By uclahealth • August 8, 2017
“All of our patients are really memorable,” says Hitomi Kalemkarian, pictured far left, a nurse in the geriatrics unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for three years. Pictured left to right: Hitomi Kalemkarian, Anna Navarro, Valerie Yeo, Brena Aco, Rosia Villalpando, and Gines Bagar. Hitomi [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
"My dad's a pediatrician and my mom is a physical therapist, so I grew up in hospitals," says Matt Elias, who has been volunteering with his 2-year-old French bulldog, Pierre, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for the past year as [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
"I had my first open-heart surgery when I was 2," says Donovan McKinnon, a 13- year-old patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Donovan was born with pulmonary atresia, a type of heart disease where [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
“If somebody is scared of needles, we will use real medical equipment and poke them into stuffed animals so they can see what will happen and we can desensitize them to what they’re afraid of,” says Ada Bodolay, a clinical educator and child [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
"My dad was a pediatrician, and he was my hero. My very first year as an intern here, he got sick and passed away. After I finished my training, I went back to Peru, where my parents are from, and talked to one of the doctors in the hospital there," [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
"Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55," says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej says, "I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2015. It was devastating. The doctors said, ‘You have an identical twin? She needs to [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017