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Excited About the 'Magic Hour'

October 4, 2019

Excited About the ‘Magic Hour’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care […]

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Tags: featured, healthy pregnancy, midwives, nurse midwives, nurse-midwife program, OBGYN, pregnancy, The BirthPlace, UCLA Nurse Midwives, UCLA OB/GYN


Charting Your Own Course

October 4, 2019

Charting Your Own Course

By uclahealth uclahealth

“While you’re in labor, it’s like you’re in a cocoon with your family and nurse-midwife.  You’re charting your own course in your own world, comfortably and naturally,” says Carliegh Garcia, who is expecting her fourth child in December.   “The birth process for my first three – all delivered by UCLA nurse midwives – was very […]

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Tags: featured, labor & delivery, nurse midwife, nurse-midwife program, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives


UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

October 4, 2019

UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

By uclahealth uclahealth

The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is expanding its services to provide well-woman health care – including annual checkups, Pap smears, and new birth control options – for women 35 and younger. To accommodate new well-woman patients as […]

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Tags: birth control, featured, gynecological services, nurse-midwife program, postpartum care, prenatal, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical 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


September is Ovarian Cancer	Awareness Month

September 27, 2019

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles.” “More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate is that attention usually comes […]

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Tags: Councilmember Paul Koretz, Dr, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


Hope For You

September 27, 2019

Hope For You

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014. “When I met Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, I told her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetic testing, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


September 26, 2019

Seeing Patients Through Their Ovarian Cancer Journey

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health. “Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that my team and I treat in […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetics, gynecological oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs. Early detection saves lives All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, gyn cancers, gynecological cancers, HPV vaccine, OBGYN, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, women's health


March 28, 2019

There’s an Angel at UCLA

By Happy Patient Happy Patient

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2018. I will never forget the first phone call I received and the feeling of my heart sinking to the ground as the news was given. We had to act fast, it was go time… ready or not. I know god was looking out for me because […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Josh Cohen, Ovarian Cancer, patient stories


March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

By uclahealth uclahealth

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care