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By uclahealth • August 18, 2020

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By uclahealth • April 16, 2020
“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical [...]
By uclahealth • January 2, 2019
Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in [...]
By Amy Albin • December 17, 2018
“I used to have asthma as a child and had numerous visits to the emergency room,” says Dr. Sande Okelo, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “As a physician I understood there was a great [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2018
“My husband was a carrier for a very rare mutation of cystic fibrosis,” says Stacey Armato, whose son Massimo Armato is now 2 years old and sees Dr. Marlyn Woo at UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “At five days old Massimo had [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2018
Food is a gateway for a lot of emotions and it’s a way that a lot of families show love,” says Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD, a pediatric and adult dietician for the cystic fibrosis clinic and pulmonology clinic at UCLA Health. “I work [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2018
“Gavin was born with micrognathia, which is a small jaw, and had trouble breathing. So, at 3 weeks old, he was transferred to UCLA Health to have surgery,” says Deanna Steinrad, mother to now 2-year-old Gavin Steinrad, who came in for a visit with Dr. Marlyn [...]
By uclahealth • July 6, 2018
It was my great good fortune to get an appointment to be seen by Dr. Biren Kamdar, who patiently and cordially had me describe my breathing difficulties. He also picked up on my anxieties, in a way that reduced them. There was nothing quick or superficial in his review. [...]
By Cooper47 • June 22, 2018
Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 21, 2018