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Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk

Details: Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk . Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures: 1. Body mass index (BMI) 2. Waist circumference 3. Risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with obesity . Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight.

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Know Your Procedure

Details: health. You should experience relief from your symptoms of mitral regurgitation soon after your procedure. Most patients will not need special assistance at home following discharge from the hospital, outside of ongoing needs for any unrelated health conditions. While in the hospital, you will be closely monitored and your

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Longwinding Road to Adulthood

Details: health care roles and responsibilities, researchers at the University of Florida developed a Health Care Transition Workbook. Since becoming more independent in your health care is just one part of becoming an adult, the first section of the workbook focuses on your plans for education, work, and independent living. The workbook then asks you

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Report of the National Heart, Lung, and

Details: Health and Human Services, to make recommendations on research needs. The purpose of the Working Group was to advise the NHLBI on the current state of the science in ACHD and barriers to optimal clinical care, and to make specific recommendations for overcoming those barriers. The members of the Working Group were chosen to provide expert input on

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Advance Health Care Directive Form Instructions

Details: • your supervising health care provider (the doctor managing your care) • an employee of the health care institution where you are receiving care, unless your agent is related to you or is a coworker. Your agent may make all health care decisions for you, unless. you limit the authority of your agent.

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State of California HMO Help Center

Details: health plans and investigate the complaints of health plan members. • The DMHC’s HMO Help Center uses your personal information to investigate your problem with your health plan and to provide an Independent Medical Review if you qualify for one. • You give us this information voluntarily. You do not have to give us this information.

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The History of Biomedical Science

Details: benevolent spirit of health and animistic forces of evil that entered the body and overpowered the soul. Ancient Egypt is among the oldest sources of medicine. From the . 33rd century BC until the Persian invasion of 525 BC, Egyptian . medicine remained largely unchanged, and was highly advanced for .

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News & Views

Details: health care for cardiovascular diseases through multidisci-pline research and collaboration. Introduction of the Hospital SAHZU is a not-for-profit tertiary care public hospital found-ed in 1869 by the British Church Missionary Society with a mission of Spreading Benevolence and Saving People. It has

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Health-related quality of life: A closer look at related

Details: Health-related quality of life: A closer look at related research in patients who have undergone the Fontan operation over the last decade Nancy A. Pike, RN, PhD(c), FNP,a,b Lorraine S. Evangelista, RN, PhD,b Lynn V. Doering, RN, PhD,b Deborah Koniak-Griffin, RN, EdD,b Alan B. Lewis, MD,c and John S. Child, MDd The advancements in surgical technique and perioperative care have significantly

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Heart to Heart Where You Live Los Angeles

Details: Health cardiologist who specializes in heart disease, non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and congenital heart disease. ACHA National Conference in Philadelphia and came away very impressed with ACHA’s commitment to Alistair Phillips, M.D. is Co-Director of Cedars-Sinai’s Congenital Heart Program and the Chief of the Division of

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Paradox of Progress

Details: The Thirty Third World Health Assembly “ declares solemnly that the world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.” (Resolution 33.3, Geneva, Switzerland) HUMAN IMMUMODEFICIENCY VIRUS . Paradox of Progress . Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Details: attention when it comes to health. To ensure a long, healthy life, women with CHD need to make preventive health screenings and positive lifestyle choices a priority. Drs. Sue Fernandes and Anitra Romfh will provide an encouraging and informative discussion …

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Human Reproduction and Congenital Heart Disease: From

Details: catheterization improve the health of mother : and child, and the safety and success of pregnancy. Non-gravid aortic media : Gravid aortic media : The Vulnerable Paracoarctation Aorta Coarctation : Intravascular Ultrasound . Balloon Dilatation of Coarctation . Gadolinium . Anatomic Success .

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FOR THOSE TOUCHED BY CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Fall …

Details: Over 100 cardiologists and health care providers joined us at UCLA on February 10th and 11th for a state-of-the-art adult congenital heart disease (CHD) symposium which covered topics spanning from management of complex Fontan patients and the future of heart transplant and mechanical support devices, to management of high risk pregnancies.

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Obtaining and Storing Your Personal Medical Records By Jim

Details: health records now. By planning ahead, you will avoid trying to find information during a health crisis. • Ask your cardiologist’s office to automatically send you a copy of all test results and letters. • Store your paper records in a three-ring binder. Tab the binder so that the most important inform a ts yd qu ckl . …

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Managing Coronary Artery Risk Factors in Adults with CHD

Details: empowering patients and physicians to focus on health and wellness for congenital heart individuals and their loved ones. About the Adult Congenital Heart Association The mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is to improve and extend

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Local ma n plans to teach, finish novel, following heart

Details: monitor his progress and administer a weekly heart biopsy to test the health of his new heart. In a few weeks, Mr. Brainard hopes to return to Santa Barbara and pick up where he left off, with a return to teaching and writing.

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Task Force 9: Training in the Care of Adult

Details: special health care needs and often present complex com-binations of problems that are generally unrecognized by those in a traditional internal medicine–based cardiology training program (3). Medical cardiologists are experts in the care of adult-acquired diseases that affect the heart and circulation, but currently most have little or no

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Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology

Details: A2-237 Center for the Health Sciences Los Angeles, CA 90095-3075 UCLA HF/TX Cardiology Fellowship Program Kristie A. Wong mailto:[email protected] . Created Date:

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Proteomics-based Development of Biomarkers

Details: man states of health are the result of changes in the pro-teomes of individual patients over time in response to endog-enous and/or external stimuli. The advent of novel proteomic approaches to investigate the complexity of human illness promises to shed new light on the pathogenesis of a broad range of cardiovascular diseases.

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Mythical Origins of Japan

Details: In 1983, Japan’s the Ministry of Health and . Welfare established a Committee to . study the concept of brain death. The Unique Brain The only organ that can study itself . What Am I Thinking? Brain death conflicted with intuition and common sense.

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Tell That Special Someone About Your Special Heart

Details: empowering patients and physicians to focus on health and wellness for congenital heart individuals and their loved ones. Cassandra Bates was born with tetralogy of Fallot and is an ACHA Heart to Heart Ambassador. She is an avid long-distance backpacker and endurance cyclist, with two

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Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Details: in collaborating with other health care professionals and involved agencies. Advocacy is also a role many social workers take on, sometimes assisting clients in letter writing or by making telephone calls on their behalf (with their client’s authorization). For referrals, please contact Pam Miner or

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Division of

Details: health care system as a whole. She is a great addition to the Center. New Facility – UCLA – Cardiovascular Center, 100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 630 The aCHDC outpatient facilities are also going through transition this year. Both the outpatient clinic and echocardiography laboratory are moving to the UCLa 100 Medical Plaza Building as a

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New Treatment Options for Patients with Pulmonary

Details: health care providers will be held from September 28-30, 2006 at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. The two-day course will include a new half-day symposium for nurses and allied health professionals interested in learning how to manage adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). The remaining day and a half will cover medical and surgical management

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Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Details: Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Dedicated to the Future of Children _____ David Geffen School of Medicine

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ACHA Q and A: Quality of Life in Congenital Heart Disease

Details: on health and ability. QOL takes many other things into consideration. QOL in recent studies was measured using two scales. One, called a linear analog scale, is a vertical line from 1 to 100 where people can choose a number that they believe represents their QOL. The other tool used to measure QOL is a questionnaire called the Satisfaction

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Review Gynecological health of females with congenital

Details: Review Gynecological health of females with congenital heart disease Mary M. Canobbioa,*, Joseph K. Perloffa, Andrea J. Rapkinb aAhmanson UCLA Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, UCLA School of Nursing, Box 951702, 90095 Los Angeles, CA, USA bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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AHMANSON/UCLA ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE …

Details: from pediatric to adult-based health care. An Adolescent/Young Adult clinic is held once per month on Friday mornings. The program provides comprehensive treatment of adolescents with congenital heart disease, ages 15 to 20. Services provided include clinical assessment of the adolescent’s self-management skills, the development of an

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve Aneurysm Osman Ratib

Details: Correspondence to Joseph K. Perloff, MD, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, 650 Charles E. Young Dr S, Room 47-123-CHS, Box 951679, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1679.

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Nitric Oxide Metabolism in Adults With Cyanotic Congenital

Details: Dr. Han was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health Award T32 HL07895 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. *Corresponding author: Tel: 310-794-9629; fax: 310-825-6346. E-mail address: [email protected] (J.K. Perloff).

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ARDENIA D 4 S STADIUM SOFTBALL Pool Directions to UCLA 2

Details: health sciences clinical research medical 300 medical school of medicine wasserman bio cyc doris stein geffen playhouse weyburn ucla extension apts. 1010 westwood ucla westwood center hammer museum ucla extension, lindbrook dr wilshire center oppenheimer jules stein plaza chs mathias botanical garden dentistry botany hershey terasaki life

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Incidence of Thrombus Formation on the CardioSEAL and the

Details: From the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California. Manuscript received July 2, 2003; revised manuscript received and accepted October 10, 2003. Address for reprints: Jonathan M. Tobis, MD, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Room BL-394 CHS, Los Angeles, California 90095-1717. E-mail: [email protected]

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Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Details: A2-237 Center for the Health Sciences Los Angeles, California 90095 Fax: (310) 825-6346 . Title: Microsoft Word - Visiting Application.doc Author: ycastellon Created Date:

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ACHA Webinars Presents: How to Get Insurance Companies to

Details: denied cardiology care by your health insurance? If so, you will want to attend this webinar. Susan Fernandes and Christy Sillman from the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford will discuss how you can get insurance companies to work with you, the AHA/ACC guidelines and how to use them to appeal for care, upcoming changes in ACHD care, and the

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Pulmonary Neovascularity: A Distinctive Radiographic

Details: ISSN: 1524-4539 Copyright © 2005 American Heart Association. All rights reserved. Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online 72514 Circulation is published by the American Heart

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MR Imaging with Remote Control

Details: was waived. Our study was Health In-surance Portability and Accountability Act compliant. Remote Imaging Setup The remote MR imaging connectivity was implemented with assistance from Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany; however, the non–Siemens Medical Solutions employees had con-trol of information and data that might

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Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence: Part II

Details: their families, and interested health professionals. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information or to register, please visit www.achdc.med.ucla.edu or www.achaheart.org. You may also call 215-849-1260 or email [email protected] with any questions. Southwest Regional Conference in Los Angeles for Patients and Families on October

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Jamil Aboulhosn and John S. Child DOI:€10.1161

Details: susceptible to clot and vegetation formation. Once the Dopp-ler-derived LVOT gradient reaches 50 mm Hg, there is an increased risk of moderate to severe aortic regurgitation.15 Some degree of aortic regurgitation occurs in 50% of

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FOR THOSE TOUCHED BY CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE FALL …

Details: between UCLA Health System and Blue Shield will be reinstated. Patients who are insured by Blue Shield will again be able to receive in-network care from UCLA physicians and hospitals. Blue Shield members may immediately begin scheduling appointments at UCLA for dates of service after September 1, 2012. Dr. Leigh Reardon (left)

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ACHA Q and A: Coarctation of the Aorta

Details: ©TheAdultCongenitalHeartAssociation.Reprintedfromthefall2008issueofHeart Matters. intotheheart.Anattached“balloon”canbeusedtowiden theaorta

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ACHA Webinars Presents

Details: from the Third Physician Assistant Leadership Oral Health Summit and she is particularly interested in the oral health practices of patients with congenital heart disease and how to maximize them. About the Adult Congenital Heart Association: The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a nonprofit organization that

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David D. Gutterman …

Details: hearts); and group D, hearts with no structural abnormalities and normal weights (no ventricular hypertrophy; 5 hearts). Eisen-menger’s syndrome was represented by nonrestrictive ventricular

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Healthcare Transition Family Forum

Details: Public Health Training Program: The Interdisciplinary MCH Training Program [PI: Neal Halfon] provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, to the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles. Created Date:

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End of Life Advance Care Planning in CHD

Details: While a difficult conversation for patients and health providers, talking with your family and your ACHD healthcare team about End of Life (EOL) care is an important part of your

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