Family Medicine

Smiling Every Day

August 2, 2019

Smiling Every Day

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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. When you come in the office, you are greeted by our wonderful staff and medical assistants. I think the […]

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Tags: Family Medicine, featured, UCLA Health Pacific Palisades


Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

March 11, 2019

Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 stop the disease before it starts. […]

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Tags: cologuard, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, flexible sigmoidoscopy, home tests for colon cancer, prevention, The Checkup, virtual colonoscopy


Ask the Doctors - Can animals help prevent allergies in kids?

August 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can animals help prevent allergies in kids?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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? How and why allergies develop are complex questions that have long been the subject of study. So […]

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Tags: allergies, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, pets


Ask the Doctors - Should adults be vaccinated against measles?

May 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should adults be vaccinated against measles?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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. It has inspired fear and dread from its earliest written references, which date all the way back to […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, measles, measles complications, measles symptoms, measles vaccination, measles virus, rubeola, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis


Ask the Doctors - Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

May 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 the lungs.  This particulate matter, in addition to nitric oxide and black carbon, has […]

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Tags: air pollution, Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, emergency room visits, freeway, pollution, traffic


Ask the Doctors - How risky is the lead-based paint in my older home?

May 15, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How risky is the lead-based paint in my older home?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 paint in your home. Even in small quantities, lead is toxic to humans and animals. Children under the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, lead levels, lead paint


Severe morning sickness: what you need to know

May 10, 2018

Severe morning sickness: what you need to know

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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 morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, or […]

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Tags: extreme morning sickness, genes, HG, hyperemesis gravidarum, Marlena Fejzo, morning sickness, pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, pregnancy vomitting


March 28, 2018

Recognizing the little people

By Brandy76 brandywilliams

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 and lighthearted. We always feel appreciated! Thanks for keeping the day […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. James Murray, patient stories