Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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


February 12, 2019

Is extreme morning sickness linked to autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious condition that causes extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and affects about two percent of pregnant women. Although it is commonly called extreme morning sickness, the symptoms can attack women anytime of the day or night. In some cases, the woman must be hospitalized for treatment with intravenous fluids or […]

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February 6, 2019

My friend, Dad*

By Oats33 Oats33

After my father passed away from lung & brain cancer. He’s body was donated to UCLA for research & study. I’ve been always proud to have worked for President Reagan & to know that one of u/r centers is named after him. My mother mailed me from L.A., my birth place, a cap w/d letters […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female bladder solutions, lung cancer, patient stories, UCLA Donated Body Program


Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

August 31, 2018

Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

By Denise Heady Denise Heady

A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it. She and her colleagues are focused on  discovering why epithelial ovarian cancer, one of the most common and aggressive […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer awareness month, stem cell research, ucla cancer center


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health


Dispelling Midwife Myths

August 28, 2018

Dispelling Midwife Myths

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was so impressed by the midwives who took care of me when I was having my children that I decided sitting with women in labor and helping them give birth would be a lovely career,” says Elizabeth Keit, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I want to give the highly personalized care that […]

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Tags: birth, child birthing, Elizabeth Keit, give birth, labor and delivery, midwife, midwives, nurse midwife, OBGYN, pregnant women


Birth is Normal

August 28, 2018

Birth is Normal

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Birth is a normal thing,” says Miriam Mivehkar, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I think people chose a midwife because we are all about normal. When people come to us, they usually ask to have choices, for us to give them time and to go with their wishes, and we do that as long […]

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Tags: birth, labor and delivery, midwife, Miriam Mivehkar, nurse midwife, OBGYN


Helping Parents Succeed

August 28, 2018

Helping Parents Succeed

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have the greatest job in the world,” says Carolina Marvin, a labor and delivery nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I get to be a part of the creation of a family or I get to be part of the addition to a family, and it’s just the most beautiful moment in somebody’s […]

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Tags: Carolina Marvin, labor and delivery, labor and delivery nurse, new parent, nurse, OBGYN, parents, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center