Women’s Health

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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


Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

July 16, 2019

Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

By uclahealth uclahealth

During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks. But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition­­, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the […]

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Tags: baby blues, hormones, mood swings, postpartum, postpartum blues, postpartum depression, sleep deprivation


'Never Just a Fitting'

July 8, 2019

‘Never Just a Fitting’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Women are moved to tears because this is an opportunity for normalcy and to be seen,” says Angela Castro, a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Angela, pictured right, continues, “For every single person, we are present because a fitting is never just a fitting. Even if a […]

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Tags: mastectomy, Reflections Boutique, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Beautiful Bras for Beautiful Women

June 21, 2019

Beautiful Bras for Beautiful Women

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We’re helping people see themselves in a different light and discover how beautiful they are,” says Kristine Knudsen, pictured left. Kristine, along with Angela Castro, is a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Angela says, “A mastectomy is when a woman has her breast tissue removed, and a […]

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Tags: compression bras, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastectomy bras, Reflections Boutique, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgical bras


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