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COVID-19: UCLA Health's Johnese Spisso on NBC's 'Meet the Press'

March 14, 2020

COVID-19: UCLA Health’s Johnese Spisso on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

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“An unprecedented time for health care systems in our country.” Spisso discussed COVID-19 along with Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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March 11, 2020

Graves Disease & Large Nodule

By Sergio12 Sergio12

I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease that was roughly 7 years ago. I was being taken care of by my primary care doctor for the first 3 years. Then I saw an endocrinologist and was treated for another 3 years. He also discovered a nodule through my ultrasound, in which we did a biopsy that […]

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March 11, 2020

Top of their game

By Gerald12 Gerald12

I would rate Dr.Yeh as very professional and not intimidating– he’s very easy to talk and everyone here at the clinic was very easy to talk to and compassionate. I was diagnosed with a gross on my thyroid, in September of 2019. I was not very educated at the time but very concerned about cancer […]

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March 11, 2020

Getting my Life Back

By Keki10 Keki10

Unbelievably– above and beyond what I was expecting. Dr.Yeh, he goes above and beyond as he is so knowledgeable and professional. He answered all the questions I had and even the ones didn’t have. I had a ultrasound and biopsy done in November and my doctor said that I had thyroid cancer, and I wanted […]

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Taking the Fight Against Cancer to National TV

February 25, 2020

Taking the Fight Against Cancer to National TV

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Dennis Slamon, MD and Lilly Tartikoff take their fight against cancer to NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, cancer, cancer treatment, Dr. Dennis Slamon, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Opportunities for Spiritual Care & Support

February 21, 2020

Opportunities for Spiritual Care & Support

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“We are here to support patients, families and staff as they go through a rather challenging time,” explains Reverend Yuko Uesugi, the Interim Director of Department of Spiritual Care at UCLA Health. “For patients and their families, our job starts with first introducing ourselves and building a rapport. For them to feel safe to open […]

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Tags: chaplains, featured, spiritual care, UCLA Health


Coping Strategies for Dealing with Loss and Grief

February 20, 2020

Coping Strategies for Dealing with Loss and Grief

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Whether it is the death of a public figure like Kobe Bryant or of a beloved family member or friend, loss can stir myriad, and often difficult, emotions: disbelief, sadness, anger, loneliness, fear, guilt, sorrow, pain, regret and despair. For those experiencing these feelings, it is important to give yourself permission to express them with […]

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Tags: featured, palliative care, psychology


Making Death as Beautiful as it Can Be

February 20, 2020

Making Death as Beautiful as it Can Be

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“One thing that’s unique about our team is we have the luxury of time. We will sit with a family for an hour,” states Gina Kornfeind, a pediatric palliative care social worker and bereavement coordinator at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Our palliative care team is a service that helps children who have life-limiting conditions and […]

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Death of a Public Figure can Reawaken Old Feelings of Private Loss

February 5, 2020

Death of a Public Figure can Reawaken Old Feelings of Private Loss

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The outpouring of grief from all corners of the United States following the death in January of retired basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people likely wasn’t just about the loss of these nine people, say UCLA experts in loss and bereavement. For some people, the tragedy triggered long-dormant or deep-seated […]

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Tags: featured, psychiatry, wellness


Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

January 10, 2020

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

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After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

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Tags: featured, kid captain, neurology, pediatrics