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Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

Youth athletes are experiencing tears of a knee ligament at alarming rates. These injuries, known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, occur with sports that involve pivoting and side-to-side motions, like soccer and skiing. Because the young athletes are often still growing, orthopaedic specialists must take special care. Treatment should control long-term damage and prevent […]

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Tags: ACL tear, ACL tear in youth, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, pediatrics, sports injuries


ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

October 11, 2019

ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

By uclahealth uclahealth

Tears and injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee are epidemic in youth sports. Studies have shown that the rate of ACL injuries is increasing as sports participation increases. About a third of preteen and teen soccer players will sustain an ACL tear. Related post: Treating ACL tears in youth athletes When […]

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Tags: ACL injury in young athletes, ACL tear, diagnosing ACL tears, injuries in athletes, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, pediatric orthopaedic care, pediatrics, UCLA Center for Sports Medicine


Early intervention proven to promote skills in young children

October 11, 2019

Early intervention proven to promote skills in young children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Early intervention describes the services that help support children up to age three who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability. Early childhood intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills or overcome challenges that might otherwise prevent them from having success in life or school. When is a […]

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Tags: developmental delay, developmental disability, early childhood intervention, early intervention program, pediatrics, UCLA Early Intervention Program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

By uclahealth uclahealth

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians. Why do grandparents care for grandchildren? A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, babysitting, caregivers, grandchildren, grandparents, infant sleep, nutrition, pediatrician, pediatrics, SIDS, sudden death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


A routine screening detected breast cancer early

October 7, 2019

A routine screening detected breast cancer early

By uclahealth uclahealth

Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time. Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, Dr. Anna Chirra, at UCLA’s Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cyst, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Annapoorna Chirra, Dr. Parvin Peddi, Dr. Susan McCloskey, patient story, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


What fibroid treatments are best for you?

October 4, 2019

What fibroid treatments are best for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus and can range in size from that of a pea to as large as a watermelon. Having fibroids is quite common: 70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetimes — and the likelihood of developing fibroids increases as a woman nears […]

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Tags: female pelvic medicine, fibroids, OBGYN, pelvic exam, UCLA Fibroid Treatment Program, uterine fibroids, women's health


Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

September 19, 2019

Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

By uclahealth uclahealth

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke 1. High […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, preventive care, Risk factors, stroke, The Checkup


UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

September 18, 2019

UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

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Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer


Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

September 18, 2019

Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, has had various imaging studies and procedures, including the placement of nine stents to open up his coronary arteries. All of this is documented in his electronic medical record. The […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Boris Arbit, Dr. Ravi Dave, Hospitalists, patient stories, patient story, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Health Encino


Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

September 4, 2019

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening of Toy Story 4, a toy giveaway and the biggest surprise of all, a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Minnie!

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital