patient story

Ann McLaughlin’s complex surgery also required repair of the left atrium of her heart

By uclahealth • July 6, 2022

After 18 years, Ashleigh Thiel finally received a diagnosis of endometriosis thanks to UCLA Health’s Dr. Daniel Ginn

By uclahealth • June 22, 2022

‘I knew that if it was me, if I was a match, I was going to do it,’ says Yadira Ortega

By uclahealth • May 16, 2022

The Thousand Oaks resident was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at just 26, underscoring a troubling trend

By uclahealth • March 14, 2022

“My dad was 54 years old when he passed away,” says Porchia Toussaint, who was 31 when she learned her dad had stage 4 colon ...

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

Three days after delivering at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brittani Clark, a pediatric nurse practitioner, brought in her newborn daughter, Nia, for her first ...

By uclahealth • January 9, 2020

“After 22 years of being around numerous explosions and jumping out of airplanes, it finally caught up to me,” reflects 51-year-old Tad Steckler, who was ...

By uclahealth • November 7, 2019

Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first ...

By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, ...

By uclahealth • September 18, 2019

“I use sunscreen to prevent sunburns,” says Irene Tam, a tourist visiting from Macao. Local residents and visitors alike can enjoy the 50 sunscreen towers ...

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019