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Celebrate Doctor's Day

March 15th, 2017

Celebrate Doctor’s Day

By uclahealth uclahealth

*Doctor’s Day is March 30*

Celebrate and thank your UCLA doctor by sharing your story.

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Tags: doctors, Doctors Day, patient stories, UCLA physicians


National Cancer Survivorship Month!

February 2nd, 2017

National Cancer Survivorship Month!

By uclahealth uclahealth

Celebrate all month long by sharing your story and raise awareness of the issues facing cancer survivors.

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Tags: cancer, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, featured, patient stories


Post-election recipe for health: volunteer

November 29th, 2016

Post-election recipe for health: volunteer

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

As the election season recedes and the holidays approach, this may be the perfect time to decompress and reflect within about ourselves and our nation. For me, the process starts with taking a fresh look at the candidates’ slogans.  Whether it’s “Make America Great Again” or “Stronger Together,” the message seems to be the same: […]

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Tags: altruism, election, health, holidays, No One Dies Alone, UCLA Health volunteers, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteer, volunteer opportunities, volunteerism


Mind Well Gives Students Tools to Address Their Mental Health

October 7th, 2016

Mind Well Gives Students Tools to Address Their Mental Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Written by: Dr. Robert Bilder Every week I read new studies, reports or articles letting us know what’s wrong with college students today. They’re stressed out more than ever. They’re not sleeping. They’re abusing prescription medications. They’re overweight. They’re depressed. The list goes on and on. In some ways it’s like society is normalizing these problems for students instead of giving […]

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Tags: depression, mental health, mental health awareness, mind well, mindfullness, UCLA community, UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative


Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4th, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma


UCLA Health partners to open groundbreaking rehabilitation hospital

October 4th, 2016

UCLA Health partners to open groundbreaking rehabilitation hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

In a unique joint-venture partnership, UCLA Health has joined forces with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Select Medical to open the West’s largest acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The California Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) welcomed its first patient on July 21. Located in Century City, CRI features 138 private rooms where patients can receive advanced treatments as they […]

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Tags: acute inpatient rehabilitation, brain injuries, California Rehabilitation Institute, cancer, inpatient rehabilitation, neuromuscular illness, orthopaedic injuries, rehabilitation, rehabilitation specialists, Select Medical, spinal-cord injuries, stroke


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3rd, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

August 1st, 2016

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor: the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition. “This achievement validates that UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica delivers excellent patient care and is a great place to work,” says Leah Korkis, nursing practice outcomes and Magnet coordinator at UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: I See You Baby program, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, nursing, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center


When to address childhood growth concerns

July 20th, 2016

When to address childhood growth concerns

By uclahealth uclahealth

When parents or their pediatricians are concerned about a child’s growth, they should seek a consultation. Given that earlier treatment is more likely to be successful, it’s best not to delay seeking those answers. With the introduction of recombinant human growth hormone, the treatment of childhood growth disorders has evolved significantly. When used appropriately, and […]

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Tags: biosynthetic growth hormone, childhood growth disorders, children growth, childrens health, Dr. Anna Pawlikowska-Haddal, growth hormone, Pediatricians, UCLA Growth Disorders Program


New Stuart House opens in Santa Monica

June 24th, 2016

New Stuart House opens in Santa Monica

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica welcomed a beautiful addition to its Santa Monica campus with the opening of the new Stuart House, a gift made possible through a unique partnership between the University of California Regents, UCLA Health and The Rape Foundation. Stuart House, established in 1988 by the hospital’s Rape Treatment Center, is recognized […]

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Tags: child-family therapy, Rape Treatment Center, sexually abused children, Stuart House