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2014-01-23 20:22:11

Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, to Guide CHA in Coming Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, has been elected 2014 chair of the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees. Laret is a nationally recognized health care executive, having just completed a term as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges,...

2014-01-08 17:48:41

Cranberry pills, estrogen and acupuncture also found to be helpful While daily antibiotic use is the most effective method for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, daily cranberry pills, daily estrogen therapy and monthly acupuncture treatments also have benefits that may be preferable for some patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). The study, published in the Jan. 15 issue of the journal,...

2013-04-01 10:36:59

LA Biomed researcher studied the effects of combined hormone therapy Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute lead researcher and author of a study released March 29 by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, issued the following statement regarding the latest findings from the Women's Health Initiative, the largest-ever study of hormonal therapy in post-menopausal women. The study Dr. Chlebowski authored reported that estrogen plus progestin use is...

2012-06-30 23:01:42

Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of the 50 top grossing hospitals in the United States, which includes organizations with annual revenue ranging from $3 to $10 billion. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of the 50 top grossing hospitals in the United States, which includes organizations with annual revenue ranging from $3 to $10 billion. This list includes short-term acute-care hospitals, critical access...

2012-06-28 20:22:36

Christina Wang, M.D., lead investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) — one of the leading biomedical research institutes in the country — recently completed a study utilizing a new contraceptive gel that has the potential to be developed as a user controlled chemical birth control agent for males. The gel, which contains testosterone and a synthetic progestin called Nestorone, sharply lowers sperm counts in men with few side effects. The study conducted...

2011-12-21 19:11:33

Union calls for law to ensure patient safety A new UCLA study shows that physicians who work shorter shifts are less likely to make mistakes during medical procedures. Dr. Christian De Virgilio, lead investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor- UCL A Medical Center (LA BioMed), led a team that studied the medical records of 2,470 patients who had undergone laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. The study focused on operations that took place before and after rules...

2011-12-13 02:01:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Markovich, COO of Blue Shield of California, has issued the enclosed letter to customers and members in Southern California that announces an impasse in contract negotiations with UCLA Medical Center and calls on UCLA to "curtail its relentless rate increases." Also enclosed are facts and Q&A about the UCLA Medical Center contract negotiations. To all Blue Shield of California Customers and Members in Southern...

2011-09-09 15:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its reach in delivering the highest quality care long associated with UCLA, the UCLA Health System - one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world - dedicated its new Santa Monica campus in a ceremony attended today by doctors, nurses, university officials and business and community leaders. Part of a massive, system-wide rebuilding project, the new Santa Monica campus features the UCLA Medical...

2011-09-06 11:48:31

Richard Casaburi, Ph.D., M.D., principal investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), is co-author of a recent study that should help improve the condition for the millions of individuals who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD. The results of the study reveal that adding a common antibiotic - azithromycin — to the usual daily treatment for COPD reduced the occurrence of acute exacerbations by 27% and tended to improve the...

2011-04-01 08:30:00

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center No. 5 LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System's Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and its Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital has been ranked No. 5, in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever "Best Hospitals" metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals. The new...