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August 1, 2018

7 tips to get into an exercise groove after having a baby

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Before you start training for that next half marathon or dedicate yourself to a new kettlebell routine, there’s one thing you should do first, says Philip H. Cohen, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician, and that’s to clearly define some health and fitness goals. Women who have recently given birth, are pregnant, or are […]

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Tags: Dr. Philip Cohen, Encino, exercise, healthy lifestyle, postpartum, pregnancy, primary care, sports medicine, UCLA Health Encino, working out


Mind Well Gives Students Tools to Address Their Mental Health

October 7, 2016

Mind Well Gives Students Tools to Address Their Mental Health

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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


'Don't "Let's Go Crazy." Please.'

April 25, 2016

‘Don’t “Let’s Go Crazy.” Please.’

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As an emergency room doctor who’s no stranger to crisis – and, as a result, the media — I’m frequently asked to weigh in on news while it’s still developing, before anyone has any answers, much less all of them. To that end, I’ve now been asked several times: What’s up with Prince? The fact […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, emergency room, media


What’s a shabbat elevator?

February 22, 2016

What’s a shabbat elevator?

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Rabbi Pearl Barlev, Jewish chaplain at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, wants everyone to know that the hospital’s Shabbat elevator will take you to your designated floor — no matter your faith. Shabbat is the Jewish Sabbath that runs from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. During that time, many Jews traditionally follow an injunction against […]

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Tags: Rabbi Pearl Barlev, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Sabbath, Shabbat Elevator, UCLA Health Spiritual Care Department


On the frontlines with an ER nurse

February 22, 2016

On the frontlines with an ER nurse

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8No day is ever the same for Kayla Vandegrift, who supervises the nursing and technical staff. It’s not even noon and Kayla Vandegrift has been on her feet for five hours already. She has seven-and-a-half more hours to go on her shift. Inside the windowless, climate-controlled emergency department (E.D.) at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, featured, Kayla Vandegrift, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


A Day in the life of a patient liaison

February 22, 2016

A Day in the life of a patient liaison

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Anna Parker’s childhood experiences give her a unique perspective on a challenging job. Deborah J. was in an agitated state when she first met Anna Parker more than a year ago. Deborah (her last name is withheld for confidentiality) is the adult daughter of an 85-year-old bedridden man with multiple health problems, including mild dementia […]

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Tags: Anna Parker, Office of Patient Experience, patient liaison, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center