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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.

UCLA respiratory therapy team at last year’s holiday picnic.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Respiratory Therapy Team Offers Help During The Holidays

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 8:36 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.

The union representing patient care and service employees at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica held a strike last Wednesday. Strikes took place at each of the University of California hospitals statewide on the same day.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital Workers Participate In Strike

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 9:41 am

For the second time in almost six months, some workers from the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center participated in a one-day strike last week.

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, Holiday, Santa Monica, Columnist

A Healthy Approach To Holiday Eating

Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:02 am

November marks the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah falling on the same day this year. That means a double dose of calories between the turkey and latkes!

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: How To Make Halloween Happy & Safe

Posted Oct. 20, 2013, 6:00 am

Ghouls and goblins abound on Halloween with kids of all ages wearing costumes and going door to door looking for treats. It’s one of the all-time favorite occasions for kids. UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica wants to make sure that in addition to being fun, Halloween remains safe for all participants.

Alzheimer’s disease is marked by memory difficulties that affect daily life.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist

UCLA Geriatrician: Recognizing Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted Sep. 15, 2013, 8:26 am

September is designated “World Alzheimer’s Month” and Sept. 21 is “World Alzheimer’s Day” to help bring awareness to an all-too-common and life-changing form of dementia.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Reminds Parents To Immunize Children

Posted Aug. 11, 2013, 9:04 am

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is reminding families to schedule a visit with their family physician or pediatrician for necessary vaccinations while planning back-to-school shopping trips and activities.

Dr. Maija Sanna 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

Maintaining Independence In Your Golden Years

Posted Aug. 11, 2013, 9:02 am

Independence. Many people associate the word with July 4th, parades, flags, fireworks, and backyard barbeques, especially during the summer.

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is located at 1250 16th Street.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health System In Santa Monica Ranked Among Nation's Best Hospitals

Posted Jul. 17, 2013, 9:29 am

The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's most exclusive rankings list: the Best Hospitals 2013–14 Honor Roll.

Health, Ucla, Senior, Santa Monica

Keeping Cool When The Heat Is On: UCLA Geriatrician Offers Tips

Posted Jul. 14, 2013, 8:57 am

Summer is here – and with it comes warmer weather and more outdoor activities. Unfortunately, getting too hot can make you really sick.

News, Ucla, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Westwood

UCLA Ackerman Terminal To Close Monday Through 2016

Posted Jul. 7, 2013, 8:59 am

Big Blue Bus is reminding everyone that its UCLA Ackerman Terminal in Westwood will close starting Monday, July 8 as part of the Luskin Conference and Guest Center construction through the summer of 2016.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Tips To Help Children, Teens Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Posted Jul. 7, 2013, 8:56 am

According to the Center for Disease Control, children can gain weight two to three times faster than they do during the school year. Studies also show that the battle against childhood obesity is at its height during the summer months when

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, Senior, Santa Monica

All About Aging: Men’s Health 101

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.

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