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Ask the Doctors - I'm past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

April 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I’m strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” is a progressive disease in which bone mass is lost. As a result, […]

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Tags: Agility, Alcoholism, Anorexia, Balance, bone health, bone loss, Bone mass, Bones, cigarette smoking, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


Pediatric services close to home for Porter Ranch community

September 28, 2016

Pediatric services close to home for Porter Ranch community

By uclahealth uclahealth

Porter Ranch residents who live there are thrilled with the addition of pediatric services at UCLA’s full-service primary-care office in Porter Ranch. “We’ve been getting so many calls and questions from the community about our pediatric services,” says Christina Boyles, nurse supervisor, UCLA Primary & Specialty Care in Porter Ranch. “Parents want to know when […]

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Tags: Dr. Allison Guimera, Dr. Nicole Hetzer, Family Medicine, pediatric services, Porter Ranch, UCLA Primary & Specialty Care - Porter Ranch, ultrasounds, x-rays


Nurse practitioners and physicians offer similar care, study finds

June 29, 2016

Nurse practitioners and physicians offer similar care, study finds

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Do nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide the same level of care as doctors? That’s the question to keep in mind amid a growing controversy over proposals to expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in doctors’ offices due to a shortage of primary care physicians. A new study could either help provide […]

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Tags: advanced practice clinicians, antibiotics, Dr. John Mafi, low-value health services, needless tests, needless treatment, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, primary care physicians, x-rays


June 6, 2016

I am the ultimate cancer survivor!

By Rebecca Miller Rebecca Miller

In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. I underwent two lumpectomy surgeries in my left […]

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Tags: basal carcinoma, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, colon cancer, lumpectomy surgeries, lung cancer, oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiation treatment