Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:14 am
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 or older. However, unlike many other eye diseases, vision loss from cataracts can be treated. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States and boasts a high success rate.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:19 am
Employees and students of UCLA as well as others whose vehicles were damaged when a water main break sent about 20 million gallons onto the north side of the school's campus are being offered emergency financial assistance.
Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 3:06 pm
UCLA was added to a list of colleges and universities under investigation over the handling of sexual abuse complaints, university officials confirmed today, although no specifics were released about what prompted the probe.
Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:14 am
To Jesus Moreno III, Santa Monica “is a small town within a big city.” And as this football star moves on to UCLA to major in biology with the hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon one day, he will remain loyal to this city that has treated him so well.
Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:37 am
“World Breastfeeding Week” is Aug. 1-8 and The BirthPlace at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is acknowledging this occasion by increasing breastfeeding awareness.
Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 9:05 am
The owners of vehicles damaged at UCLA parking garages by last week's flood are expected to begin retrieving them today.
Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:04 am
Sunset Boulevard was reopened today, six days after being closed down by a 20-million-gallon flood that resulted from a water main rupture and also inundated parts of the UCLA campus.
Posted Aug. 3, 2014, 8:55 am
Repairs are complete and repaving will start today on Sunset Boulevard, where an antiquated cast-iron main ruptured and caused extensive flooding in parts of Westwood last week.
Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 9:08 am
Work is nearing completion on repairs to a busted water main that sent at least 20 million gallons of water surging onto the UCLA campus and the surrounding community Tuesday.
Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 8:59 am
Had you been walking around near UCLA last Tuesday, which of the following two things would you have least imagined might happen to you: One, you would find yourself confronting a tornado with man-eating sharks spinning around inside of it. Two, the pavement in the street before you would crack open and a giant geyser of water would shoot out of the hole causing untold damage to the campus of UCLA?
Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:14 am
The owners of some of the 900-or-so vehicles that became inaccessible when a water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and parts of UCLA this week were invited to retrieve their rides today.
Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:18 am
A stretch of Sunset Boulevard near UCLA will remain closed today as repairs continue to damage caused by the rupture of a 93-year-old 30-inch-diameter water main that sent an estimated 8 million to 10 million gallons cascading down the street and into the campus.
Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 10:01 am
Summer is now in full swing – and a perfect time to remind families to make sure they’re doing all they can to enjoy a summer that’s safe and healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.