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Posted Jun. 16, 2013, 9:17 am
June is “Men’s Health Month,” and the week leading to Father’s Day is “Men’s Health Week” to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases common among men.
Posted Jun. 15, 2013, 9:07 am
Vistamar School will welcome Commencement Speaker Rachel Moran, Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law today, June 15.
Posted May. 28, 2013, 9:25 am
The arrival of Memorial Day means summer is right around the corner. Along with making plans for activities and vacations, families should take steps to prevent injuries and accidents and ensure a safe and healthy summer.
Posted May. 10, 2013, 9:04 am
The most advanced breast-screening technology is now available at UCLA Health’s medical campuses in Santa Monica and Westwood.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:53 am
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including bowed legs that are seen in some older people today.
Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:46 am
Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center are the first on the West Coast to perform a new, less-invasive procedure that is part of a clinical trial to help clear plaque-ridden carotid arteries. The procedure took place on March 28.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:59 am
May is designated “National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month” to highlight the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones. But any month is a good time to think about bone health and osteoporosis.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:04 am
The UCLA Stroke Center has been certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.
Posted Mar. 9, 2013, 9:30 am
Philanthropist Dr. Mick Dragoo and his wife, Mary, have pledged a landmark gift of $5 million to the UCLA School of Dentistry to establish the UCLA Mick and Mary Dragoo Periodontal and Implant Clinical Research and Patient Care Center.
Posted Mar. 3, 2013, 9:13 am
March is “National Kidney Awareness Month” to educate the public about kidney disease and promote early detection to prevent kidney failure and its complications. Are your kidneys healthy?
Posted Jan. 28, 2013, 9:15 am
UCLA’s chapter of Circle K International (CKI) hosted their annual Pillow Fight charity fundraiser in Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA on Jan. 19, raising $3000 for a local charity.
Posted Jan. 20, 2013, 9:06 am
College students considering careers in healthcare don’t usually get to try out the field before committing to it as their area of study. But at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, students are getting a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in the hospital before they decide to pursue a career in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, or a related health field.
Posted Jan. 13, 2013, 9:12 am
Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! What better time than now to resolve to achieve better health? My resolutions are to 1) exercise at least 30 minutes every day, no matter how busy I am; 2) write more; and 3) listen to and play more classical music.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012, 12:30 am
First there was the “heart in a box,” a revolutionary experimental technology that allows donor hearts to be delivered to transplant recipients warm and beating rather than frozen in an ice cooler.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm
I don’t need a calendar to know when late fall or early winter has arrived. I can tell by the increased complaints I hear from my patients whose arthritis symptoms are aggravated by the cooler, damp weather.
Posted Dec. 13, 2012, 12:57 am
Indulging doesn’t have to translate into extra pounds. During the holiday season, healthy eating and regular exercise routines can easily fall by the waistline as holiday shopping and celebrations laden with tempting, caloric food crowd the calendar.
Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 12:42 am
‘Tis the season to be jolly, so don’t let an unexpected injury or illness spoil your family’s holiday celebrations. Many of the holiday accidents and illnesses we treat in the Nethercutt Emergency Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica could have been prevented by simple, commonsense precautions.
Posted Nov. 20, 2012, 11:46 pm
At 94 years old, Santa Monica resident Vivian Valentine has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. A new life-saving heart valve procedure done without traditional open heart surgery has given her a new lease on life.
Posted Nov. 16, 2012, 3:15 am
For the third consecutive year, Vistamar School will have a student-athlete sign a Letter of Intent to join a Division I university athletic program. The six-time NCAA National Championship UCLA Gymnastics team under the direction of Coach Valorie Kondos Field will be welcoming a new member to the Bruin Family.
Posted Oct. 17, 2012, 2:13 am
Have you ever been to a doctor’s office, but left without fully understanding your medical conditions and your doctor’s recommendations? Ever taken medications without knowing their purpose? Or, perhaps, been hospitalized without knowing your diagnosis, prognosis, or after-care instructions?
Posted Oct. 10, 2012, 1:55 am
Stacey and Scott Kinsey are all too familiar with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Posted Sep. 29, 2012, 11:00 pm
When Vincetta Johnson’s doctor in her home state of South Carolina uttered the dreaded words, “you have breast cancer,” she didn’t hear any of the other words about her diagnosis that followed. Her world was turned upside-down.
Posted Sep. 15, 2012, 11:00 pm
With the end of summer and the arrival of fall, flu season is just around the corner. And now pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” is on the rise in California. If you are 65 or older, here’s what you need to know to keep yourself – and your loved ones – infection-free and healthy.
News, Ucla, Fire, Bel Air, Sunset Blvd
Posted Sep. 14, 2012, 10:54 am
A fire broke out near the hills overlooking the houses of Bel Air north of Sunset Blvd. off of Sepulveda and Ghetty Blvd. around 3:30 p.m. today.
Posted Aug. 11, 2012, 11:00 pm
Dizziness is among the most common and troubling complaints that I see in my practice. The complaint is troubling because the feelings that people have when they are “dizzy” are hard to describe, often intermittent, and can be associated with serious consequences, including falls and injury. When confronted with a dizzy patient, I start by trying to distinguish between three common syndromes.