Tips on avoiding air pollution from a UCLA Health expert

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • June 21, 2022

The spaces we live and work in affect our immune system, and health in general

By Ask the Doctors • May 31, 2021

“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’ve been dealing with asthma since I was 4 or 5 years [...]

By uclahealth • January 2, 2019

Dr perry schall was my primary care physician at the Cleveland clinic. He knew exactly how to treat on symptoms of on coming asthma. I wasn’t sure about the coughing spasms I was having. He tried one treatment but didn’t give up on me and sent me directly to a [...]

By Lizb • October 22, 2018

“I used to have asthma as a child and had numerous visits to the emergency room,” says Dr. Sande Okelo, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “As a physician I understood there was a great opportunity out there to help patients [...]

By uclahealth • October 20, 2018

“Having a child with asthma can be frightening,” says Brian, father to 2-year-old Finn, who brought his son to see UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Sande Okelo, MD. “There have been some nights were we were really unsure about what to do. The one really positive aspect of our care at [...]

By uclahealth • October 10, 2018

"It’s hard to explain, but when you feel so frustrated and worried, and then you have support, it eases the worry a little bit,” says Trang Ngo-Beteta, mother to Theo Beteta, a patient of UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Diana Chen, MD. “All the nurses and doctors in the Neonatal Intensive [...]

By uclahealth • August 6, 2018

Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 30, 2018

Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate [...]

By Ask the Doctors • May 21, 2018

I've had asthma since I was a kid. I never did track or cross country, and couldn't run more than 3 miles at most. There were days I couldn't even go for a walk because it was so hard to breathe. Since being under Dr. Allison Diamant's care, I've run [...]

By Rachel93 • March 27, 2018