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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.