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Caregiver Training: Refusal to Bathe | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Caregiver Training: Refusal to Take Medication | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
Views: 39077 UCLA Health
Why Choose UCLA? | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - Shaping the Future
 
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A medical career starts with finding the program that best fits your needs. Learn more from medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. http://apply.medschool.ucla.edu.
Views: 39873 UCLA Health
Heart In A Box: Beating Heart Technology at UCLA could revolutionize field of heart transplantation
 
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'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation. Learn more at: http://transplants.ucla.edu http://uclahealth.org/AbbasArdehali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWmYJNg5Jw Contact us at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 or http://uclahealth.org/PRS for more information. The heart transplantation team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical is currently leading a national, multicenter phase 2 clinical study of an experimental organ-preservation system that allows donor hearts to continue functioning in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport. The Organ Care System (OCS), developed by medical device company TransMedics, works this way: After a heart is removed from a donor's body, it is placed in a high-tech OCS box and is immediately revived to a beating state, perfused with oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, and maintained at an appropriate temperature. The device also features monitors that display how the heart is functioning during transport. The current standard of transporting donor hearts in iceboxes in a non-functioning state, which has been used for decades, requires the restarting of the heart once it has been placed inside the recipient. "The concept of transplanting a donor heart in a beating state is revolutionary," said Dr. Abbas Ardehali (http://uclahealth.org/AbbasArdehali), surgical director of the heart and lung transplantation program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and principal investigator of the OCS trial. "This promising technology may improve the function of the donor heart, because it remains in a near-physiologic state. It can also help us better assess the suitability of a potential donor, since we can test the heart in the device." Ardehali said the technology could also lead to better tissue matching between donor hearts and recipients because the box would grant the transplant team more time to test the heart for potential rejection factors. Learn more at http://transplants.ucla.edu or contact us at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 for more information.
Views: 221751 UCLA Health
Caregiver Training: Hallucinations | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
Views: 68927 UCLA Health
FDA approves new melanoma drug that turns on the immune system to fight deadly cancers
 
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new immunotherapy drug to treat advanced melanoma, signaling a paradigm shift in the way the deadly skin cancer is treated. The drug, Keytruda, was tested on more than 600 patients who had melanoma that had spread throughout their bodies. Because so many of the patients in the early testing showed significant long-lasting responses, the study was continued and the FDA granted the drug “breakthrough therapy” status, allowing it to be fast-tracked for approval. The largest Phase 1 study in the history of oncology, the research was conducted at UCLA and 11 other sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Keytruda, formerly known as MK-3475, is an antibody that targets a protein called PD-1 that is expressed by immune cells. The protein puts the immune system’s brakes on, keeping its T cells from recognizing and attacking cancer cells, said Dr. Antoni Ribas, the study’s principal investigator and a professor of medicine in the division of hematology–oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Learn more at http://uclahealth.org
Views: 33371 UCLA Health
Dystonia Treated with Surgically Implanted Pacemaker
 
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Approximately 125,000 Americans suffer from dystonia. The condition is a result of the brain firing abnormally, sending impulses of electricity to muscles that causes them to contract constantly. The treatment Veronica's doctor, UCLA neurosurgeon Dr. Antonio DeSalles, recommended was to surgically implant a pacemaker device to stop the impulses and block the transmission of electricity to the muscles. The procedure involves first implanting the electrodes and threading the wires into the patient's brain. A second operation connects the electrodes to a compact generator. The pacemaker is then programmed to battle the brain. More at http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=930
Views: 107756 UCLA Health
Caregiver Training: Repetitive Questions | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
Views: 34846 UCLA Health
Breathing Meditation | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
 
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© 2014 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE MINDFUL AWARENESS RESEARCH CENTER, DIANA WINSTON, AUTHOR OF ALL MEDITATIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center http://www.marc.ucla.edu -- Additional (Optional): For an in-depth class experience of mindfulness, take one of MARC's 6-week online courses: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=112
Views: 57398 UCLA Health
5 Myths About Vasectomies - Jesse Mills, MD | The Men's Clinic, UCLA Health
 
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To celebrate Men’s Health Week, Dr. Jesse Mills, urologist and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA Health shares with us top 5 myths about vasectomies. Learn more about this procedure at http://urology.ucla.edu/mens-clinic.
Views: 27477 UCLA Health
UCLA Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Surgery
 
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Pituitary Tumor Surgery: This video will help you understand the endoscopic / endonasal approach for removal of pituitary tumors. To learn more go to www.pituitary.ucla.edu
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New device to treat spinal stenosis offered at UCLA
 
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Instead of permanently joining (fusing) vertebrae with metal rods and screws, and therefore restricting movement, the new procedure uses the Anatomic Facet Replacement System (AFRS) device that attaches to each of two adjacent vertebrae with a movable joint that mimics the spine's natural joint. Update: This procedure is no longer available. Please contact the UCLA Spine Center for alternative treatment options at www.spinecenter.ucla.edu or 310-319-3475
Views: 163493 UCLA Health
Caregiver Training: Wandering | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
Views: 20518 UCLA Health
Caregiver Training: Sundowning | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
Views: 31110 UCLA Health
David Geffen Medical Scholarships | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
 
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Learn more at http://geffenscholarship.medschool.ucla.edu The David Geffen Medical Scholarships allows recipients to pursue distinguished careers free of financial burden. The scholarships provide full financial support to outstanding students entering the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, covering 100 percent of the instate or out-of-state cost of attending medical school-a complete living stipend, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies. The scholarship covers these costs for the duration of medical school, provided scholars remain in good standing.
Views: 20953 UCLA Health
Teen Cancer Stories | UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program
 
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http://uclahealth.org/TYACancer Teenagers and young adults shouldn't stop enjoying their youth just because they have cancer. In an exciting and historic partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) and Who Cares UCLA Health is pleased to introduce the first Teen/Young Adult Cancer program in America. The vision of the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program is to ensure that every young person receives the best possible care and professional support to help them meet the physical and emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
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Neonatal ICU at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
 
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Welcome to The BirthPlace, Santa Monica, one of Southern California's most comprehensive maternity centers. The BirthPlace provides family-centered care and offers a wide range of services to make your birthing experience an event to cherish. Its highly regarded neonatal ICU provides comprehensive care for premature infants and other newborns with potentially life-threatening conditions. Learn more or take a tour at www.uclahealth.org/TheBirthPlace
Views: 17057 UCLA Health
Why Get a PhD in Nursing? Why Not! | UCLA School of Nursing
 
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Sharrica Miller, PhD, Class of 2017, explains why nurses should get a PhD in Nursing. A PhD in Nursing is the pinnacle of nursing excellence. It is about being an Expert. An Advocate. A Leader. An Educator. A Researcher.
Views: 2980 UCLA Health
Urinary Catheter Care | UCLA Urology
 
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The UCLA Division of Urology explains caring for your urinary catheter: What a urinary catheter is. Why you may need one. Cleaning and caring for a catheter. Emptying and cleaning a urine collection bag. Identifying and fixing problems. When to call the doctor. Learn more at http://urology.ucla.edu
Views: 72232 UCLA Health
Shaun Hussain, MD | Pediatric Neurology - Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
 
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Dr. Shaun Hussain, Director of the Infantile Spasms Project, is a pediatric epilepsy specialist who focuses on severe childhood disorders including infantile spasms, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet Syndrome. Learn more about pediatric neurology at UCLA: http://www.uclahealth.org/mattel/pediatric-neurology/
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How the Brain Works Part 1 (UCLA)
 
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These brief videos provide an introductory appreciation of how we learn skills and information, move, think, feel, speak and remember. They are brought to you by the UCLA Brain Research Institute and by Bruce H. Dobkin, MD, who directs the neurorehabilitation program in the Department of Neurology at UCLA. The videos especially aim to reach out to students in grade school to stir their interest, and to people with disabilities in walking, using an affected upper extremity, and loss of memory from neurological diseases such as stroke, brain trauma, tumors, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers disease. Video 1: General organization of a real human brain. Video 2: The pathology of brain injuries and diseases. Rat versus human brain complexity. How do we reach for a ball? How do we walk? Video 3: How does practice enable us to learn and retain skills and information? Video 4: How can we drive the nervous system to adapt in ways that help restore lost skills after injury from disease? Can we reorganize the brains connections?
Views: 144004 UCLA Health
How the Brain Works Part 4 (UCLA)
 
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How the Brain Works These brief videos provide an introductory appreciation of how we learn skills and information, move, think, feel, speak and remember. They are brought to you by the UCLA Brain Research Institute and by Bruce H. Dobkin, MD, who directs the neurorehabilitation program in the Department of Neurology at UCLA. The videos especially aim to reach out to students in grade school to stir their interest, and to people with disabilities in walking, using an affected upper extremity, and loss of memory from neurological diseases such as stroke, brain trauma, tumors, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers disease. Video 1: General organization of a real human brain. Video 2: The pathology of brain injuries and diseases. Rat versus human brain complexity. How do we reach for a ball? How do we walk? Video 3: How does practice enable us to learn and retain skills and information? Video 4: How can we drive the nervous system to adapt in ways that help restore lost skills after injury from disease? Can we reorganize the brains connections?
Views: 22318 UCLA Health
Integrated Residency Program | UCLA Plastic Surgery
 
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Learn about the UCLA Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program. For more information, visit us at https://www.uclahealth.org/plasticsurgery
Views: 7078 UCLA Health
Treatment for Children with OCD
 
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Few children are without certain worries or fears, and its normal for children to develop rituals, such as at bedtime. But for the estimated 1-2 percent of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these thoughts and behaviors become so intense they can be both greatly distressing and disruptive of the childs ability to function. UCLAs Semel Institute and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA have opened one of the nations few hospital-based intensive outpatient treatment programs for these children. The UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program provides three hours of daily individual and group treatment for children ages 8-17, along with family therapy, parent education and support, and medication management. The program is offered four days a week for a minimum of two weeks, depending on the severity of the childs disorder. The severity and types of symptoms exhibited by children with OCD vary greatly, says R. Lindsey Bergman, Ph.D., the programs director. Though OCD is often portrayed as a fear of contamination or the need for things to be orderly, there is a wide range of symptoms. Dr. Bergman explains that most people with OCD have both obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are anxiety-producing, difficult-to-control intrusive thoughts and fears, while compulsions are behaviors or rituals typically developed in an attempt to reduce the anxiety associated with the obsessive thoughts. A compulsion can also appear unrelated to an intrusive thought. For example, sometimes a behavior such as counting or touching is done repetitively until it feels right rather than because an intrusive thought triggered the behavior. In other cases, the ritual or behavior can be directly related or in response to the obsessive thought. For instance, fear of contamination can lead the child to want to avoid physical contact or public spaces. A childs concern about having the numbers and letters on schoolwork look just right can lead to constant erasing until there are holes in the paper and the work is never completed. Religious or moral obsessions, termed obsessive scrupulosity, may result in compulsive confessions or praying for forgiveness, even over the smallest incident or behavior that others would not judge as objectionable. Research has provided evidence for two effective OCD treatments, Dr. Bergman says. One is medication, most commonly in the form of prescribed selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. The other — often used in combination with the medication — is a particular form of cognitive behavioral therapy called exposure and response prevention. The child is exposed to the feared thought while resisting engaging in the compulsive behavior, in a graduated fashion — practicing at first with something thats just a little bit scary, Dr. Bergman explains. A reward system is used to reinforce the childs attempts at engaging in exposure activities regardless of their success in resisting compulsions. Over time, and with follow-up at home, compulsive behaviors are extinguished as the exposures demonstrate that negative consequences do not result when the compulsive behavior or ritual is resisted. www.uclahealth.org
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Recovering from Stroke Part 2 (UCLA)
 
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This 4-part series of brief videos offer information and advice about recovery after stroke. Part 2 of 4. The consequences of stroke and the pathways for rehabilitation over your lifespan.
Views: 10637 UCLA Health
Parathyroid Surgery | UCLA Endocrine Surgery
 
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Learn more about parathyroid surgery at http://endocrinesurgery.ucla.edu/
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Simulation Lab | UCLA School of Nursing
 
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Using real-life mannequins in the simulation lab that replicates a hospital setting, nursing students are UCLA are gaining great experience before they start working in a clinical environment seeing patients.
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Meditation for Working with Difficulities | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
 
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© 2014 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE MINDFUL AWARENESS RESEARCH CENTER, DIANA WINSTON, AUTHOR OF ALL MEDITATIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center http://www.marc.ucla.edu -- Additional (Optional): For an in-depth class experience of mindfulness, take one of MARC's 6-week online courses: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=112
Views: 29819 UCLA Health
Hepatitis B - Treatment and Consequences | Steven-Huy Han, MD | UCLA Digestive Diseases
 
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UCLA Mellinkoff Gastroenterology Symposium March 8, 2013 Learn more about the Division of UCLA Digestive Disease at http://www.gastro.ucla.edu
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Two genes likely play key role in extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy | UCLA Health News
 
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A new study led by researchers at UCLA and published in the journal Nature Communications has identified two genes associated with hyperemesis gravidarum, whose cause has not been determined in previous studies. The genes, known as GDF15 and IGFBP7, are both involved in the development of the placenta and play important roles in early pregnancy and appetite regulation.
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Electromagnetic Therapy Offers Hope for Depression
 
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Although several therapies exist for people with severe clinical depression, including medication, psychotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy, they don't all work for everyone. For many patients with severe depression — characterized by an all-encompassing low mood and loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities — who have tried without success to relieve their symptoms with at least one round of medication, there now is a therapy that stimulates the brain, but does so without general anesthesia or lingering aftereffects. Called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), the procedure uses magnetic fields to change the activity in a specific area of the brain thought to influence mood and emotion to improve the symptoms of severe depression, explains Ian Cook, M.D., director of the UCLA Depression Research and Clinic Program. The procedure is conducted in an office setting; a patient undergoing TMS sits in a chair resembling a recliner, while a large electromagnet is precisely positioned over his or her head to emit targeted electromagnetic pulses. While the patient's head is gently secured in place, he or she is fully awake during the 45-minute sessions and is able to read, converse, watch videos or listen to music. The therapy is conducted five days a week over four to six weeks. "Some people like to take a nap. Others like to meditate. All they really experience is the sensation of a tapping on the scalp from the magnetic field, even though nothing is mechanically tapping there," Dr. Cook says. Patients wishing to undergo TMS at UCLA are reviewed by a committee, which discusses each case to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate. Results from clinical trials have been promising, Dr. Cook points out. After six weeks, about 54 percent of patients reported improvement in their mood, and 33 percent were in remission from their depression. Learn more at www.uclahealth.org
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Heart in a Box: UCLA patient's life-saving donor heart arrives 'warm and beating' inside box
 
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Learn more about heart transplantation at http://www.transplants.ucla.edu Learn more about Dr. Ardehali at http://uclahealth.org/AbbasArdehali Learn more about Dr. Shemin at http://uclahealth.org/RichardShemin Contact us at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 or http://uclahealth.org/PRS for more information.
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Earthquake Myths | UCLA Health Emergency Preparedness
 
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Learn more at http://uclahealth.org/emergency
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Treatment for Cavernous Angioma
 
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Donaven Hookano, 15 years of age, was experiencing head pain, vision loss in his left eye and convulsive seizures when Malia Solomon received the call from her son's school. The diagnosis: hemorrhaging in his brain caused by a cavernous angioma, a potentially fatal or debilitating condition. The decision was made to transfer Donaven from a Las Vegas hospital, to Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, where he could be treated by neurosurgeon, Dr. Jorge Lazareff. Cavernous angiomas can occur anywhere in the central nervous system and affect, 1 in 100-200 people between the ages of 20 to 30 years. About 11 percent of cases are asymptomatic, but symptoms can include weakness in the arms or legs; vision loss; balance, memory and attention problems; or headaches, seizures, stroke, and hemorrhages. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to diagnose the condition. In Donaven's case, the clusters of abnormal blood vessels made up of little bubbles (caverns), were filled with blood, causing hemorrhaging in his brain. Dr. Lazareff and his team surgically removed the abnormal coil of blood vessels from Donaven's brain using brain mapping during a craniotomy, or opening of the skull, which is performed under general anesthesia. After nine hours of successful surgery and two days of recovery, Donaven was able to walk out of the hospital. "I experienced the compassion and love that employees at UCLA have for their patients and family members. I have not seen this type of care in a long time. Parents should know that there is a place they can feel their child is safe and well cared for. I owe everything to Dr. Lazareff and the teams at UCLA for their support," says Malia. The whole experience convinced Malia and her husband, Logan Hookano, to pull up their roots in Las Vegas and move to Los Angeles to be a part of the UCLA family and to help other families experience the kind of "comfort, care and love" they received from Dr. Lazareff and his team. "I would walk to the end of the world for my son, and if UCLA was in China, we would be in China now," says Logan. Malia is now a surgical technician for UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute and Logan is a cook in the Department of Nutrition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. And Donaven is a thriving teenager with his own dreams for the future. To learn more about cavernous angiomas and the UCLA Pediatric Neurosurgery program, visit www.neurosurgery.ucla.edu
Views: 22191 UCLA Health
Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence - Rachel's Story
 
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What is Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence? Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD) is caused by a tiny hole that develops in one of the three canals inside the ear. Healthy individuals have two holes or "mobile windows" in their dense otic capsule bone, but those with SSCD have developed a third hole. Learn more about SSCD symptoms, testing and treatment at www.headandnecksurgery.ucla.edu
Views: 11105 UCLA Health
Caregiver Training: Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
Views: 10741 UCLA Health
Caregiver Training: Aggressive Language/Behavior  | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
 
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The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Charlotte Rae shares her experience with pancreatic cancer
 
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Chalotte Rae, familiar to millions of TV viewers as the housemother on the '80s sitcom The Facts of Life, was diagnosed in 2009 with pancreatic cancer, an often-silent killer with few if any symptoms until it is too late. Some 40,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed each year, and by the time diagnosis is made, up to 80 percent of patients are no longer candidates for treatment. "I had no symptoms," Rae says. "I had absolutely no symptoms. None whatsoever." But Rae was, in a way, lucky. Because she had a family history of the disease - her mother, uncle and older sister all died from the disease - she underwent early screening, which detected the cancer at an early stage. "We're working hard to develop tests for earlier diagnosis," says Howard Reber, M.D., director of the UCLA Pancreatic Cancer Program. The goal is to create something similar to the PSA test now done to detect prostate cancer in its early stages, before it has had a chance to spread. "In patients where we know that there's an increased likelihood of the development of the disease, we can screen them, we can get CT scans, we can get endoscopic ultrasounds," Dr. Reber says. In Rae's case, the cancer was detected and found to be contained, but it was growing fast. Surgery was performed to remove the cancer, and now, following surgery and chemotherapy, Rae is cancer free. Learn more about pancreatic cancer at www.pancreas.ucla.edu
Views: 13745 UCLA Health
Targeted Prostate Biopsy using MR-Ultrasound Fusion
 
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Full details of fusion biopsy technique: http://casit.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=222 A new research study at UCLA aims to re-define prostate cancer significance through clinical validation of a tool which allows 3D visualization and tracking of the prostate. By fusing multi-parametric MRI (T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted imaging, dynamic contrast enhancement) with real-time ultrasound, suspicious areas seen on the MRI can be tracked and targeted during prostate biopsy. This research aims to improve currently available methods of cancer diagnosis. Investigators: Leonard Marks, M.D. (Urology, http://usrf.org/about_usrf/founder.html) Daniel Margolis, M.D. (Radiology, http://www.radnet.ucla.edu/radweb/sections/abdominal/news/prostateMRI.jsp) Jiaoti Huang, M.D., Ph.D. (Pathology, http://faculty.pathology.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=622586).
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UCLA Daltrey Teen Cancer Trust
 
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What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Symptoms, Causes, Treatments | UCLA Neurosurgery
 
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Learn more about the latest treatments for trigeminal neuralgia at UCLA: http://neurosurgery.ucla.edu
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Hospital Tour | UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
 
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UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital cares for the physical and emotional well-being of children, from newborns to young adults. With a dedicated entrance from Gayley Avenue, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is located on the third and fifth floors of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Learn more about UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital at https://uclahealth.org/mattel
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Phrenic Nerve Injury Treatment | UCLA Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 
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UCLA is only West Coast medical center to offer pioneering surgery for phrenic nerve damage. Rare condition prevents diaphragm from getting the message to breathe. David Powell could not catch his breath. The 35-year-old from San Diego got winded walking up the stairs, exercising or even just bending over to tie his shoes. His favorite pastime, hiking, became impossible. But doctors, unable to diagnose his condition, told Powell that he would just have to live with it. Frustrated, he turned to the Internet and discovered that his symptoms could be the result of phrenic nerve damage. The phrenic nerves — there is one on each side of the body — send messages from the brain to the diaphragm telling the body to breathe. Powell also learned that the damage could possibly berepaired through surgery. Learn more about this and other procedures at http://plasticsurgery.ucla.edu
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Nevus in the Eye – Could It Mean Cancer? - Tara McCannel, MD | UCLA Stein Eye & Doheny Eye Institute
 
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UCLA ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, PhD, for a discussion on ocular melanoma, the most common primary form of eye cancer in adults. She talks about risks for developing ocular melanoma from a benign nevus or freckle, suspicious lesions, and how an ocular oncologist can help monitor, diagnose and provide treatment early on. Learn more about this condition at https://www.uclahealth.org/eye.
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UCLA Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
 
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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds in both delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it will create shared savings for the health system, health plans and patients. UCLA Health ACO has been recognized in the Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know," which features some of the most advanced ACOs in the country. Learn more at http://uclahealth.org/ACO
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Varicose Vein Ablation | UCLA Vital Signs
 
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Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as swollen, twisted clumps of blue or purple blood vessels near the surface of the skin in the legs or pelvis. The condition is most common among women and older adults, but obesity, standing on the job, personal or family history of venous disease, and hormonal changes before and after pregnancy increase the risk for developing varicose veins. Peter Lawrence, M.D., director of UCLA's Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, notes that it is important for patients to be evaluated and treated by an expert in venous disease. "There are many new approaches to varicose veins and venous insufficiency. To prevent recurrence, a comprehensive approach is needed," he notes. "It's not just a cosmetic problem," says Cheryl Hoffman, M.D., medical director of UCLA's Imaging and Interventional Center in Manhattan Beach, who treats superficial varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. "Varicose veins can be painful." The condition occurs when valves that facilitate blood flow between the heart and the legs begin to leak and cause blood to pool in the legs. Common symptoms include leg swelling, muscle cramps, soreness, tiredness and aching in the legs, itchiness around the vein, skin discoloration and ulcers. "Once those superficial veins stop working, they really aren't needed," she says. "In most cases, we can easily close off problem veins using a catheter to direct laser or radiofrequency energy to heat the inside the blood vessels." Ultrasound is used to extensively map the vein physiology and blood flow and to guide the procedure. Unlike more invasive approaches, this technique, called endovenous thermal ablation, causes less pain, bleeding and bruising and enables patients to return to normal activities faster. Learn more at http://radiology.ucla.edu
Views: 74441 UCLA Health
UCLA Mobile Clinic
 
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Taking It to the Streets Students provide care and caring to the homeless Read more on UCLA Medicine Magazine http://magazine.uclahealth.org
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Fetal Cardiac Screening: How to Improve CHD Detection | UCLAMDCHAT Webinars
 
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UCLA pediatric cardiologist Mark Sklansky, MD, talks about fetal cardiac screening and challenges to detect and diagnose prenatal congenital heart disease (CHD). Learn more at https://www.uclahealth.org/mark-sklansky
Views: 14944 UCLA Health
Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device: UCLA
 
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Nearly 200 children are awaiting heart transplants in the United States, but many will die before a suitable organ becomes available. Penelope Gordon was among those youngsters facing an uncertain future when she was airlifted to Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA after becoming desperately ill following a visit to her great-grandparent's house. At UCLA, doctors diagnosed the 1-year-old with dilated cardiomyopathy - her heart was twice its normal size with only 5 percent of function. Dilated cardiomyopathy is life-threatening, and the child's case was urgent. Her physicians tried medications; still, Penelope's heart continued to fail. She was placed on a pediatric heart-lung machine, but that could sustain her for only two-to-three weeks before grave complications set in. What she needed to survive was a transplant. Because donor hearts are in short supply - particularly for infants and children - Penelope needed a bridge, a child-size device that could take over the pumping function of her damaged heart and keep her alive until a suitable organ became available. That bridge was the Berlin Heart, a revolutionary new ventricular assist device designed specifically for children, from infants to teenagers. As one of the country's foremost heart-transplant programs, as well as a leading research and teaching institution, UCLA is among a limited number of U.S. medical centers that are implanting the Berlin Heart under terms of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption study. Because the Berlin Heart is relatively compact and mobile, Penelope was not tethered to her hospital bed. And she remained awake and alert. Her parents were able to put her in a wagon and take her out of her room for trips down the halls and outside. That mobility enables "the children to essentially lead a somewhat normal existence and allows all their organs to improve, such as their kidneys and their lung function, before the transplant," says Brian Reemtsen, M.D., chief of pediatric congenital heart surgery at UCLA. Eight months after receiving the Berlin Heart, Penelope, now 2 years old, got her new heart. Two weeks later, she was out of the hospital. "Penny's doing fantastic," says Juan Alejos, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program. "Granted this is going to mean medications and doctors' visits, but I think that the Berlin Heart basically saved her life." For her parents, Stephen and Jina Gordon, Penelope's survival is nothing short of a miracle. Her father says: "That was so good, having our daughter back, oh so good." Learn more at www.transplants.ucla.edu
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Spinal Cord Injury Research | UCLA Neurosurgery
 
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