Family Medicine

Giving birth during COVID-19: “Birthing may be different, but different doesn’t mean something isn’t good,” says Dr. Sridhar.

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza • June 23, 2020

Early intervention provides services that support children from birth to age three who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay or disability. Early intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills and overcome challenges.

When is a child eligible for early intervention services?

By law, parents and [...]

By uclahealth • November 13, 2019

“I think this office not only provides great patient care but we bring a sense of home,” says Sonia Ramos, site manager for the UCLA Health Pacific Palisades Family Medicine clinic. “We feel like a family. [...]

By uclahealth • August 2, 2019
Colon cancer is highly preventable and treatable. Yet more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with—and more than 50,000 people die from—colon cancer each year in the United States. The key to improving these statistics is to ensure that every person completes a routine colon cancer screening test, which can [...]
By uclahealth • March 11, 2019
Dear Doctors: Neither of my sisters have pets, and all of their kids have allergies. Could the fact that we have dogs, a horse, and a barn cat be the reason that my kids aren’t allergic to anything? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 28, 2018
Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading about measles outbreaks in the U.S and abroad. Are these new cases really all that dangerous? As an adult, should I get vaccinated? Measles is an ancient and highly contagious respiratory infection. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 24, 2018
Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 21, 2018
Dear Doctors: We live in a charming older home but some of the paint looks old. How worried should I be that it might contain lead? You’re right to be concerned about the possible presence of lead-based [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 15, 2018
May awareness day for condition that affects 2 percent of pregnant women Morning sickness—nausea and vomiting during pregnancy—occurs in up to 90 percent of women. Even animals, including a Gorilla named Calaya, have experienced it, too. About 2 percent of pregnant women suffer a more severe form of [...]
By Amy Albin • May 10, 2018
I wanted to thank Dr James Murray (Family Practice in SM) for always acknowledging and recognizing his staff. Not only does he acknowledge us on special occasions, but all week with his praise to the patients about his staff. He keeps the office fun [...]
By Brandy76 • March 28, 2018