Women’s Health

Rape Treatment Center sponsors Clothesline Project

May 29, 2019

Rape Treatment Center sponsors Clothesline Project

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica sponsored The Clothesline Project at the Santa Monica campus in April in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project featured a display of more than 150 T-shirts created by sexual-assault survivors or their loved ones as a voice against violence. The shirts were color-coded, […]

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Tags: Employee News, Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Clothesline Project, UCLA Medical Center


March 28, 2019

There’s an Angel at UCLA

By Happy Patient katzmantalya

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2018. I will never forget the first phone call I received and the feeling of my heart sinking to the ground as the news was given. We had to act fast, it was go time… ready or not. I know god was looking out for me because […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Josh Cohen, Ovarian Cancer, patient stories


March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


February 12, 2019

Is extreme morning sickness linked to autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious condition that causes extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and affects about two percent of pregnant women. Although it is commonly called extreme morning sickness, the symptoms can attack women anytime of the day or night. In some cases, the woman must be hospitalized for treatment with intravenous fluids or […]

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Ask the Doctors - Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

October 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Our daughter-in-law is four months pregnant with our first grandchild. When she and our son were recently visiting for the weekend, we became aware that she’s secretly smoking. She says it’s OK because it’s just three cigarettes a day and asked us not to tell our son. Is she correct? Two future grandparents […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy pregnancy, miscarriage, placental abruption, pregnancy, SIDS, smoking, sudden infant death syndrome


Separating breast cancer facts from fiction

October 2, 2018

Separating breast cancer facts from fiction

By Denise Heady deniseheady

Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk. However, there are a number of misconceptions about the disease that can make it difficult to separate fact from fiction. UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month, cancer, mammogram


Ask the Doctors - When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

September 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: What are the updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening? I’m 62 and want to know what is recommended going forward. Is an annual pelvic exam still necessary if a Pap smear isn’t being done? And have guidelines have changed for teens and 20-somethings? You’ve asked a lot of excellent questions that will have […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cervical cancer, cervix, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, HPV, Pap smears


Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

August 31, 2018

Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

By Denise Heady deniseheady

A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it. She and her colleagues are focused on  discovering why epithelial ovarian cancer, one of the most common and aggressive […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer awareness month, stem cell research, ucla cancer center


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health


Dispelling Midwife Myths

August 28, 2018

Dispelling Midwife Myths

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was so impressed by the midwives who took care of me when I was having my children that I decided sitting with women in labor and helping them give birth would be a lovely career,” says Elizabeth Keit, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I want to give the highly personalized care that […]

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Tags: birth, child birthing, Elizabeth Keit, give birth, labor and delivery, midwife, midwives, nurse midwife, OBGYN, pregnant women