Wellness

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

October 24, 2019

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

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“I didn’t play a sport before, so I didn’t have really good coordination,” confesses 14-year-old Shania Jemison, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School. Culver City High partnered with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “We didn’t have an area to go to the gym after school, and this program is helping […]

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Tags: featured, fitness, fitness gyms, healthy living, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Thriving Body, Happy Mind

October 24, 2019

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

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“Sound Body Sound Mind is a program that really enhances kids who aren’t affiliated with sports,” explains Brandy Peacock, PE and softball coach at Culver City High School. “This program is an opportunity for the students to get free range of the weight room, and for them to get opportunities to go to a gym […]

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Tags: featured, fitness gyms, healthy living, high school, high school gyms, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

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Youth athletes are experiencing tears of a knee ligament at alarming rates. These injuries, known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, occur with sports that involve pivoting and side-to-side motions, like soccer and skiing. Because the young athletes are often still growing, orthopaedic specialists must take special care. Treatment should control long-term damage and prevent […]

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Tags: ACL tear, ACL tear in youth, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, pediatrics, sports injuries


ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

October 11, 2019

ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

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Tears and injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee are epidemic in youth sports. Studies have shown that the rate of ACL injuries is increasing as sports participation increases. About a third of preteen and teen soccer players will sustain an ACL tear. Related post: Treating ACL tears in youth athletes When […]

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Tags: ACL injury in young athletes, ACL tear, diagnosing ACL tears, injuries in athletes, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, pediatric orthopaedic care, pediatrics, UCLA Center for Sports Medicine


Early intervention proven to promote skills in young children

October 11, 2019

Early intervention proven to promote skills in young children

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Early intervention describes the services that help support children up to age three who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability. Early childhood intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills or overcome challenges that might otherwise prevent them from having success in life or school. When is a […]

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Tags: developmental delay, developmental disability, early childhood intervention, early intervention program, pediatrics, UCLA Early Intervention Program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

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Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians. Why do grandparents care for grandchildren? A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, babysitting, caregivers, grandchildren, grandparents, infant sleep, nutrition, pediatrician, pediatrics, SIDS, sudden death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


A routine screening detected breast cancer early

October 7, 2019

A routine screening detected breast cancer early

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Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time. Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, Dr. Anna Chirra, at UCLA’s Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cyst, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Annapoorna Chirra, Dr. Parvin Peddi, Dr. Susan McCloskey, patient story, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

October 4, 2019

UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program expands its services

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The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is expanding its services to provide well-woman health care – including annual checkups, Pap smears, and new birth control options – for women 35 and younger. To accommodate new well-woman patients as […]

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Tags: birth control, featured, gynecological services, nurse-midwife program, postpartum care, prenatal, The BirthPlace, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

September 20, 2019

Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

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When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse. Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia she’d […]

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Tags: featured, nurses & staff, nursing, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

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Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs. Early detection saves lives All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, gyn cancers, gynecological cancers, HPV vaccine, OBGYN, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, women's health