Items Tagged ‘featured’

A long distance to travel for a special Doctor

March 31st, 2016

A long distance to travel for a special Doctor

By hugabear hugabear

6For over 21 years I’ve had medical issues that continue to keep doctors scratching their heads. I’ve had a central IV line for 21 year and because of my SVC, right and left juggler, right and left subclavian veins and veins in my groin have scared off.. Several doctors in WA state attempted to open […]

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Tags: diabetes, Doctors Day, Dr. Peter Paull, Dr. Stephen Kee, featured, Hospitalists, open heart surgery, patient stories


Better than a pit crew: UCLA

March 24th, 2016

Better than a pit crew: UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

It’s two different stories for two different children,” says Jeremy Ellertson, father of 11-year-old Christian and 3-year-old Christopher. Both children suffered from a heart disease present at birth. Jeremy continues, “Christopher got sick at a month old and received a heart transplant 24 days after being put on the list. Christian received his heart transplant […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart transplant, pediatric heart disease, pediatric heart transplant, transplant


7 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Heart

February 24th, 2016

7 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Heart

By uclahealth uclahealth

Keeping your heart healthy is important. You’ve probably heard plenty about the foods that you shouldn’t eat to keep your heart healthy, but there are plenty of delicious options that will help improve your health. Check out these 7 foods to eat for a healthy heart. Fish is high in omega-3s, which are great for […]

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Tags: featured, healthy diet, healthy food, healthy heart, healthy living, heart health


On the frontlines with an ER nurse

February 22nd, 2016

On the frontlines with an ER nurse

By uclahealth uclahealth

8No day is ever the same for Kayla Vandegrift, who supervises the nursing and technical staff. It’s not even noon and Kayla Vandegrift has been on her feet for five hours already. She has seven-and-a-half more hours to go on her shift. Inside the windowless, climate-controlled emergency department (E.D.) at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency department, featured, Kayla Vandegrift, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Saved My Life Twice

December 15th, 2015

Saved My Life Twice

By donnasampayan donnasampayan

60 years ago I was a preemie baby at UCLA fighting for my life. Once again I am here to have UCLA take care of me. I came down from Las Vegas after being misdiagnosed half a dozen times.

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Tags: Dr. Nory Cabanilla, Dr. Rabindra Watson, ERCP, featured, Ha J Song, Las Vegas, pancreatitisand, patient stories, preemie


Small Cut, Big Results

December 11th, 2015

Small Cut, Big Results

By uclahealth uclahealth

All these years I just thought I had high blood pressure. I never knew what was going on,” says Gloria Beauregard. Dr. Masha

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Tags: aldosterone, aldosteronoma, benign tumor, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrine surgeon, featured, high blood pressure, minimally invasive surgery, patient stories


Smiley Riley

August 7th, 2015

Smiley Riley

By uclahealth uclahealth

9Smiley Riley. Four-year-old Riley Hart was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April of 2013. Riley, who is affectionately nicknamed Smiley Riley, is now undergoing maintenance chemotherapy. Mother Reyna Hart explains, “Maintenance means she is in remission, but that doesn’t mean you stop chemotherapy.” Currently, Riley comes into UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica every 90 […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, leukemia, patient stories, pediatrics


Secret Weapon: Dad

June 30th, 2015

Secret Weapon: Dad

By uclahealth uclahealth

Secret Weapon: Dad. When 20‐year-old Alec Kupelian went to the ER at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica one Saturday, he never expected cancer was the reason a pulled groin muscle hadn’t healed. “On Sunday, I had an MRI. On Monday, I had a biopsy. On Tuesday, I had my port implanted. And on Wednesday, I […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children's cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, featured, patient stories, pediatric cancer, radiation oncologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center


Dancing Through Treatment

June 30th, 2015

Dancing Through Treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

“About a month ago, we brought Leighton into our UCLA pediatrician for an eye infection. It ended up being a blocked tear duct that turned into a sinus infection. They did a routine blood sample and discovered she has leukemia,” says Jennifer, mother of 4-year-old Leighton. “It was quite a shock. She has AML, or […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, leukemia, patient stories, pediatrics


Operation Eyelid Reconstruction

June 30th, 2015

Operation Eyelid Reconstruction

By uclahealth uclahealth

“In 2005, I got hit by an IED. My teammates were ambushed, and I suffered the brunt of the blast. Eighty percent of my body was covered with third-degree burns,” says Israel “DT” Del Toro, an Air Force officer who served in Afghanistan. “A little over eight years ago, I came to [Ronald Reagan UCLA […]

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Tags: featured, Operation Mend, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center