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By uclahealth • May 18, 2020

Finding ways to keep a smile on your face

By uclahealth • May 8, 2020

Emergency Management Services brought an elderly patient to the Emergency Department after he was found wandering the streets in Santa Monica. The patient initially said his wife had dropped him off. He appeared clean and was dressed appropriately, but he was very confused and not able to tell us his [...]

By uclahealth • August 6, 2019

After their life-saving liver transplants mother and daughter are happy to be home.

As Mother’s Day neared, Georgina Barba wasn’t making any provisions.

“I don’t really plan anymore, because then something ends up happening,” says the 36-year-old Carson, California, mother of three. “The main thing is that we will all be home.”

Mother’s [...]

By uclahealth • May 10, 2019
While no day is ever the same, today will be an extra-busy day for Karleen Wray, Child Life Specialist II at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital / Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Early arrival is typical for Karleen. Her commute, a quick 20 minutes, but with a 5:30 am start time, [...]
By uclahealth • March 28, 2019

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine [...]

By uclahealth • March 15, 2019
There was a time Glen Van Arsdell, MD, director of pediatric cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, wanted to be a fireman or a chicken farmer. Those were unusual choices for a boy who spent his formative years in Thailand with parents who were medical missionaries. His father, [...]
By uclahealth • February 28, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • August 1, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 7, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 25, 2016