Pediatrics

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

March 10, 2019

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

By uclahealth uclahealth

A healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is especially important for children because it supports the rapid physical growth and brain development occurring throughout childhood. Benefits of eating healthy The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrition and health are closely linked. Poor nutrition and lower levels of physical activity […]

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Tags: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating habits, healthy eating, healthy foods, healthy snacks, nutrition, obesity, vegetables


Dr. Satou, UCLA Excited about the future of the Heart

February 23, 2019

Dr. Satou, UCLA Excited about the future of the Heart

By Chayil Champion mchampion

{2019 Heart Month Feature Story} Dr. Gary Satou was born for pediatric cardiology and it did not take him long to find out. As the son of a physician, he knew it was only a matter of time before he entered the vast world of medicine. “I was in high school and I saw a […]

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Tags: cardiology, featured, pediatric cardiology, pediatrics


4 things to know about raising heart-healthy kids

February 4, 2019

4 things to know about raising heart-healthy kids

By uclahealth uclahealth

February is American Heart Month ‒ the perfect time to prioritize heart health for your entire family, says Sheena Kamra, MD, a pediatrician at the UCLA Health Torrance – Pediatrics office. When it comes to raising heart-healthy kids, she says there are a few things parents should know: 1. Most children are born with healthy […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, American Heart Month, Dr. Sheena Kamra, heart health, pediatrics, The Checkup, Torrance, Torrance pediatrics


Dental Surprise

January 2, 2019

Dental Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I like the horse, it was so cute. Blue Moon had a little braid and shoes,” says Margaret Siguenza, who was visiting Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a dental appointment when she spotted miniature horse Blue Moon, a volunteer with UCLA People-Animal Connection. Margaret’s mother, Sandra Siguenza, not pictured, adds, “We’re here today for […]

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Tags: Blue Moon, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA PAC, UCLA People-Animal Connection


On-site 3D printing helps physicians prepare for complex surgeries

January 2, 2019

On-site 3D printing helps physicians prepare for complex surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Story highlights After a successful pilot program, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services launches a Structural and Congenital Cardiovascular 3D Printing Program. UCLA Health is among a select few centers that can create 3D heart models in less than 48 hours using on-site technology. 3D heart models help doctors practice and prepare for surgeries, ensuring […]

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Tags: 3D echocardiograms, 3D heart models, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, cardiologists, Cardiovascular 3D Printing, Congenital Cardiovascular 3D Printing Program, CT scans, Dr. Daniel Levi, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, Dr. Sanjay Sinha, MRIs, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services


November 16, 2018

Treating Total Patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Dr. Jason Lerner was one of the few doctors who believed me when I said Kourtney was having absence seizures,” says Kathy Daigle, mother to 14-year-old Kourtney Daigle. Also pictured is Kourtney’s father, Ken Daigle. Kathy continues, “He’s been treating Kourtney since she was 3. He’s an amazing doctor and he takes a really holistic […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Anxiety, Dr. Jason Lerner, ketogenic diet, nutritionist, psychiatrist, seizures, teen epilepsy


Not Held Back by Seizures

November 16, 2018

Not Held Back by Seizures

By uclahealth uclahealth

“At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was just getting the chills and blanking out for a second. It wasn’t until my mom noticed that we put two and two together,” says 18-year-old Briza Garcia, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 17. “It was hard to find a pediatric […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, medications, pediatric neurologist, teen epilepsy


October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue laniahamerie

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center


Kenny's Story

October 15, 2018

Kenny’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Kenny Thomas is a one of our long-standing Dribble heroes! For someone so young, he has been a spokesperson for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a vocal one at that! As a National Ambassador for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Kenny traveled all over the country speaking about his experience with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and an advocate […]

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Tags: cancer survivor, dribble for the cure, Hodgkins Lymphoma, pediatric cancer, pediatric cancer research, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ask the Doctors - How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

September 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve always loved animals and now I want to stop eating meat. But I’m 15 years old and my parents think that’s too young to make such a big decision. What can I tell them about being a vegetarian? I’m hoping I can persuade them it’s OK. We think it’s admirable that you […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, iron, teenagers, vegetarian, vegetarian diet, vitamin b12