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UCLA Health experts address some of the consequences of social isolation during the pandemic lockdown

By uclahealth • July 22, 2020

Article updated on 3/18, 11:15 am

Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, was a featured guest on By uclahealth • March 17, 2020

"An unprecedented time for health care systems in our country.” Spisso discussed COVID-19 along with Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

By uclahealth • March 14, 2020

Two hematology and oncology nurses from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center traveled to Capitol Hill this summer to advocate for several bills intended to improve health care services for people with cancer. Michelle Santizo, RN, PHN, [...]

By uclahealth • December 3, 2019

A new — and free — greeting card service gives patients’ loved ones another way to show how much they care. Users can go online and browse cards by category, customize the message and choose to have the greeting card either emailed or printed and hand-delivered to the patient. [...]

By uclahealth • December 3, 2019

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

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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 11, 2019

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: By uclahealth • October 11, 2019

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 53 [...]

By uclahealth • October 9, 2019

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, By uclahealth • October 7, 2019