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New drug delays progression of glioma, a deadly brain cancer
A targeted therapy drug called vorasidenib had positive results in delaying progression of a specific form glioma, a slow-growing but deadly brain cancer.
Focus on well-being leads to healthier nurses and better patient care
“We heard you.” This is the message of a wellness initiative launched by UCLA Health nursing that is aimed at reducing work-related stress.
Professional governance empowers nurses to drive meaningful change
Professional governance is the backbone of shared decision-making in nursing practice at UCLA Health.
Float teams and cross-training help meet staffing needs
At UCLA Health, nurse staffing ratios remained stable during the COVID-19 pandemic in spite of multiple surges of the virus.
Improving outcomes across the lifespan
In having CNSs as part of the interdisciplinary care team, UCLA Health is able to advance clinical practice using evidence in order to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
Nurses committed to building healthier communities
UCLA Health nurses are committed to reaching beyond the walls of the hospital to provide world-class health care to those who need it most.
Location of cervical osteophytes determines pain
I had severe pain in my neck and couldn't turn my head. I saw an orthopedist, and she diagnosed me with bone spurs on my vertebrae. Apparently, my choices are doing physical therapy, seeing a pain specialist or having surgery. Can you please talk about these options?
Professional development is key to better outcomes
Empowering nurses to deliver safe, high-quality care that is grounded in evidence-based practice is at the core of Nursing Professional Development at UCLA Health.
A Safer U for a safer workplace
As incidences of workplace violence increase and make headlines across the country, UCLA Health leadership is taking action to keep its workforce safe.
ASCO: Adding ribociclib to hormone therapy improves outcomes in patients with early breast cancer
A study involving UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found when ribociclib, a targeted therapy drug, is added to hormone therapy there are a significant invasive disease-free survival benefit in patients with early hormone-receptor (HR) positive/HER2 negative breast cancer.
Equity, diversity and inclusion take center stage
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are essential principles at UCLA Health, and these core concepts are woven into the fabric of nursing at every level.
Deep-brain stimulation during sleep strengthens memory
The study offers the first physiological evidence from inside the human brain supporting the dominant theory on how memory is consolidated during sleep, and it found brain stimulation during a critical time appeared to improve memory consolidation.
Yearly physicals set baseline for health
I am baffled that what used to be a thorough and comprehensive physical exam is now just a few questions, taking some vital signs and a few blood tests. No checking your eyes, throat, glands or reflexes. No breast exam. Why has this changed? What constitutes a complete physical these days?
UCLA-led research suggests no difference in health outcomes, care costs for patients treated by traditional MDs or osteopaths
UCLA-led study suggests that patient mortality rates, readmissions, length of stay, and health care spending were virtually identical for elderly hospitalized patients who were treated by physicians with Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degrees. Both types of physicians are licensed to practice medicine in every state. Currently about 90% of practicing physicians hold MD degrees and 10% have DO degrees. But the latter group is rapidly growing due to an increasing number of osteopathic medical schools. In addition, osteopathic physicians are more likely than their MD counterparts to serve patients in rural and underserved areas.
UCLA receives $2 million grant to enhance gene and cell therapy manufacturing capacity
UCLA has received a $2 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to increase the capacity of its gene and cell therapy manufacturing facility and workforce.
UCLA psychiatrist’s opera delivers hopeful message on living with mental illness
The new opera composed by UCLA Health psychiarist Ken Wells continues the story of Elyn Saks, a renowned scholar who overcame schizophrenia.
High creatinine levels can indicate chronic kidney disease
A recent blood test showed my creatinine levels are a bit high. My doctor said it's something we need to watch because that can be a symptom of chronic kidney disease. Is high creatinine really that big of a deal? What can you do to take care of your kidneys and get lower numbers?
How much do you want to know about your illness? Information empowers patients, research shows
Research has shown that giving patients information about their illness allows them to have a sense of control in a situation that may seem out of control.
Eagle syndrome causes sudden nerve pain in neck and face
My wife has been diagnosed with something called Eagle syndrome. Not a lot of medical providers in our area treat this type of illness. Any information you can give about it, including what treatments are available and which specialists we should see, would be helpful.
Artificial intelligence and the future of health care
The future of AI in medicine was just one aspect of innovation discussed at the LA BEST conference.