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COVID-19: Johnese Spisso Speaks About UCLA Health's Coronavirus Plans on CNBC's 'Squawk on the Street'

March 17, 2020

COVID-19: Johnese Spisso Speaks About UCLA Health’s Coronavirus Plans on CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street’

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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 CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street’ with Carl Quintanilla and Michael Santoli. She acknowledged that “this is an unprecedented time for health care systems in our country” and applauded the efforts of […]

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COVID-19: UCLA Health's Johnese Spisso on NBC's 'Meet the Press'

March 14, 2020

COVID-19: UCLA Health’s Johnese Spisso on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

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“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.

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Nurses visit Capitol Hill to advocate for bills to improve health care for people with cancer

December 3, 2019

Nurses visit Capitol Hill to advocate for bills to improve health care for people with cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

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, MSN, and Samara Lucas, BSN, RN, met with staff members at the offices of California senators Kamala Harris and […]

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Tags: Advocacy, hematology, oncology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Send a personalized greeting card

December 3, 2019

Send a personalized greeting card

By uclahealth uclahealth

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. Card categories express various sentiments, including […]

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Tags: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Care Extenders, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

November 13, 2019

Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 caregivers in California can […]

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


Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

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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

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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


Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

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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

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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