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'A doctor in your back pocket': Patients participate in their own care via Apple iPad

Hershel D. Sinay, 74, has grappled with ulcerative colitis for years, a debilitating inflammatory condition of the digestive tract that has made it difficult for him to socialize, travel and even get out of bed.
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'Babies by Design: Redefining Humans?' symposium slated at UCLA Jan. 27

AThis free, half-day symposium explores the complex challenges and choices associated with new embryo-testing technologies, which provide parents with increasingly more genetic information and invite them to select only the best traits for their children.
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'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation

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.
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'Best' hospitals should be required to deliver tobacco treatment

A UCLA-led report calls for accreditation processes to include data on medical centers' smoking cessation programs.
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'Brain' organoids grown in lab mature much like infant brains

A new study from UCLA and Stanford University researchers finds that three-dimensional human stem cell-derived 'mini brain' organoids can mature in a manner that is strikingly similar to human brain development.
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'Carmaheaven': Closure of 405 in 2011 improved air quality up to 83 percent

Take the time to enjoy a deep breath next weekend when the 405 freeway closes for Carmageddon II.
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'Do no harm': Patient-centered end-of-life care means happier patients who live longer

New doctors take an oath to do no harm, but many physicians, in their zeal to prolong people's lives, often end up exposing patients to aggressive treatments that don't improve outcomes and that drive up health care costs.
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'Dribble for the Cure III' Raises $95,000 for the Fight Against Children's Cancer

On Sunday, Nov. 7, the third annual "Dribble For The Cure" was held on the UCLA campus with donations totaling $95,000 to help find a cure for children's cancer.
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'Dribble for the Cure' supports pediatric cancer research, treatments

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital joins forces with the UCLA men's basketball team, the UCLA Athletics Department and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to present the first-ever "Dribble for the Cure" which will feature sponsored participants dribbling basketballs along a course through the...
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'Eat your vegetables!' New book redefines how to raise healthy eaters

How do you get a picky young eater who refuses everything to like fruits and vegetables? How do you get children to try nutritious foods when all they want is something sweet or salty?
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'Graduates' of neonatal intensive care unit reunite with those who saved their lives

Approximately 400 former patients and their families will attend a reunion of "graduates" who were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital in Westwood or UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center. This is the 27th NICU reunion organized by UCLA nurses.
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'Hybrid' surgery saves UCLA patient from softball-sized aneurysm

Patricia Crawford had literally been tinged blue all her life because her heart couldn't pump enough oxygenated blood through her body. And that was the least of her worries.
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'I'm a tumor and I'm over here!' Nanovaults used to prod immune system to fight cancer

UCLA scientists have discovered a way to "wake up" the immune system to fight cancer by delivering an immune system–stimulating protein in a nanoscale container called a vault directly into lung cancer tumors.
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'I'm alive!' Woman gets new heart, kidney despite the odds

At age 32, Brandie Osborne has beaten the odds. The young woman from Compton, Calif., has dealt with health issues her entire life and has faced death more than once.
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'Instant recess' at UCLA honors legacy of Antronette (Toni) Yancey

Chancellor Gene Block and UCLA staff members gathered today for 10 minutes of exercise to honor Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and advocate for health equity and proponent of "Instant Recess."
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'Operation Mend' Camaro auction raises $366K to benefit America's wounded warriors

A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible donated by General Motors and custom designed by famous vehicle builder Ryan Friedlinghaus and his West Coast Customs team raised $366,000 at auction to benefit U.S. soldiers severely wounded during their service overseas.
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'Party on the Pier' to benefit Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

The ninth annual Mattel Party on the Pier benefiting UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital will take place at the Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Tickets for the event are now available.
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'Physician partners' free doctors to focus on patients, not paperwork

Primary care physicians already have enough administrative duties on their plates, and the implementation of electronic medical records has only added to their burden. As a result, they have less time to spend with their patients.
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'Shabbat Friendly Project' addresses needs of UCLA's Jewish patients, family members

Jewish people of all observances can now feel that their religious practices are fully accommodated when they visit Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.