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News, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health System's Hospitals Ranked Among Nation's Best

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 12:12 pm

The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014–15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked number five in the country and number one in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Dr. Grace Chen is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Geriatrician Offers Sound Advice On Hearing Loss In Older Adults

Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:47 am

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions affecting older adults. Approximately one-third of the population between ages 65 and 74 has some form of hearing loss and this number increases to 50 percent after age 75.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica To Hold “Sidewalk” CPR Training Today

Posted Jun. 5, 2014, 8:26 am

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is hosting mini-CPR trainings today to teach local residents the simple techniques that can help a friend, neighbor or community member survive a life-threatening cardiac event.

Caring for someone with dementia is a challenging undertaking. To help, UCLA Health, in conjunction with Wise

Health, Seven Days, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health Sponsors Dementia Educational Forum

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:00 am

Caring for someone with dementia is a challenging undertaking. To help, UCLA Health, in conjunction with Wise & Healthy Aging and the C...

The short film 'Matt' releases May 27.

Samohi, Ucla, Santa Monica, Football, Film, Matt Tapia

Samohi’s Matthew Tapia’s Story Of Survival Inspires Film

Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am

Matt Tapia was born three months premature and, at the time, given a 5 percent chance to survive. His weight at the time of birth: 1.5 pounds.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Obamacare, Healthcare

Report: Only 2 In 5 Community Clinics Ready For Obamacare

Posted May. 22, 2014, 7:55 am

A new study finds that just two in five Los Angeles community health clinics are ready for Obamacare, it was reported on May 22.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health System Honors 5 Physicians

Posted May. 21, 2014, 4:44 pm

UCLA Health System honored five of its doctors with “Exceptional Physician” awards during festivities to celebrate “National Hospital Week,” May 11-17.

UCLA football coach Jim Mora with wife, Shannon Mora. Jim and Shannon Mora started the Count on Me Foundation, which raises money for disadvantaged and at-risk youths. The annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic is to benefit that cause.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Westside, Charity

Stars Line Up for Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic

Posted May. 20, 2014, 5:50 am

The stars lined up to come out and support UCLA football coach Jim Mora Jr. Mora and wife, Shannon Mora, teamed to come up with a non-profit organization called the Count on Me Foundation, which serves and benefits disadvantaged and at-risk youths.

Dr. Wally Ghurabi is medical director of the Nethercutt Emergency Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Physician Offers Tips To Beat The Heat

Posted May. 15, 2014, 5:40 pm

With temperatures soaring to triple-digit territory throughout Southern California and rising well above normal on the Westside, an emergency physician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica urges residents to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses.

Dr. Sonja Rosen is a board-certified geriatrician with the top-ranked UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Dispelling Mammogram Myths This Mother's Day Weekend

Posted May. 10, 2014, 9:12 am

May is when we celebrate “Mother’s Day” and an ideal time to remind women, especially those 65 or older, to get annual mammograms.

New mom Nichole Campbell, holding daughter Brooklyn, and dad Cory Campbell, of Redondo Beach, are surprised to receive a Keurig brewer from Tahj Northcutt, BirthPlace manager at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.  The brewers were donated by Keurig as gifts for moms delivering over Mother’s Day weekend to help them celebrate and prepare for late nights and early mornings with their new arrivals.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

New Moms Delivering At UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receive Special Gift

Posted May. 10, 2014, 8:56 am

All new moms delivering over Mother’s Day weekend at The BirthPlace at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica will receive a Keurig brewer as a special gift from the company to help them celebrate the occasion and cope with future late nights and early mornings with their newborns.

Dr. Alia Tuqan is a board certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Alcohol & Aging: A Potentially Sour Mix

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:04 am

April is “Alcohol Awareness Month,” providing the perfect opportunity to discuss alcohol use as we age. Here is some useful information to guide you.

UCLA Health System's Patricia Oliver and Chef Gabriel Gomez with antibiotic-free menu items.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Adds New Menu Additions

Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:23 am

Patients, staff, and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

New UCLA Program Offers Parents Medical Guidance For International Adoptions

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 9:10 am

With thousands of internationally adopted children arriving in the United States each year, there is a growing demand for a specialized health-care support system that helps adoptive parents and children navigate through the international adoption process.

Dr. Hong Phuc-Tran is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, visit uclahealth.org or call 310.319.4371.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 6:59 am

March 2-9 was “National Sleep Awareness Week” and also the week before Daylight Savings Time, when we sprung forward. It is an opportune time to promote increased awareness about sleep, its benefits and sleep disorders.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Offers Tips To Lower Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

With colorectal cancer the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

U.C. Medical Center Labor Strike Averted, Tentative Agreement Reached

Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 10:45 am

A planned five-day labor strike planned for next week at the University of California medical centers across the state appears to be put on hold, as service workers and the health system have reached a tentative agreement, it was announced Feb. 27.

Dr. Denise Sur.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

Dr. Denise Sur Re-Elected Chief Of Staff At UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 9:03 am

Dr. Denise Sur has been re-elected to a fourth term as chief of staff at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Nurse Provides Medical Support In The Philippines

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 9:00 am

While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, registered nurse Elena Dahl, an RN at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is starting the new year by traveling to the Philippines to provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Nurse Helps With Typhoon Aftermath In The Philippines

Posted Jan. 18, 2014, 9:09 am

While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, registered nurse Elena Dahl, an RN at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is starting the new year by traveling to the Philippines to provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

It is important to give equal care and consideration to planning wishes in the event of illness.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Take Control Of Your Healthcare In 2014

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:06 am

There is something magical about the beginning of a new year. For some, it may be the excitement and anticipation of things to come in 2014: the birth of a grandchild or great-grandchild, marriage, travel, or planned family gatherings.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

PETA "Nurses" To Urge Vegan Lifestyle Outside UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 7, 2014, 9:42 am

Wearing stethoscopes and sexy nurse outfits -- complete with white mini-dresses, knee-high stockings, and spiked heels -- and holding signs that read, "Bypass Heart Surgery—Go Vegan," two PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) advocates will greet patients and passersby outside the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica at noon today.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Offers Health Tips For A Happy New Year

Posted Jan. 7, 2014, 9:15 am

New Year, new you? Many of us look toward the New Year as a time for renewal, to resolve to achieve better health. Approximately 40 percent of adult Americans make one or more resolutions each year and individuals who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to keep them than those who don’t.

The UCLA respiratory therapy team at this year’s holiday picnic.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Respiratory Therapy Team Offers Help During The Holidays

Posted Dec. 28, 2013, 6:52 am

Two employees of UCLA’s Respiratory Therapy Department crocheted more than 20 stocking caps that they and other staffers plan to give away at the department’s annual “Picnic With Friends” holiday event at Palisades Park in Santa Monica on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

For the fourth year in a row, the Santa Monica Fire Department, along with Santa, distributed gifts for the pediatric patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on Thursday.

News, Fire Department, Ucla, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Deliver Christmas Joy At UCLA Medical Center

Posted Dec. 20, 2013, 8:57 am

Christmas came early for dozens of pediatric patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica at 1250 16th Street on Thursday morning.

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