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Vital Signs S umm e r 2 0 1 3 | V O L U M E 5 9 Now open in Porter Ranch 19950 Rinaldi Street, Suite 300, Porter Ranch, CA 91326 Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm In This Issue 2 What’s New at UCLA 3 Plagiocephaly (flattened head) Repositioning newborns will help to restore misshapen heads. 4 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension New therapies can extend and improve quality of life for patients with a progressively severe condition. 6 Preventing Falls Take steps to help the elderly avoid falls. 7 Dual Diagnosis 1-855-Go-2-UCLA (1-855-462-8252) The world-class healthcare services of UCLA are now available at our new office in Porter Ranch. Experience UCLA’s renowned primary care and specialty services, located conveniently nearby. Now you can have access to the doctors, expertise, cutting-edge research and breakthrough medical procedures of UCLA, closer than ever. • Primary Care • Cardiology • Family Medicine • Hematology/Oncology • Internal Medicine For more information about our Porter Ranch office, go to: porterranch Program addresses issues of patients with both addiction and psychiatric conditions. 8 Q&A: Doctor-Patient Communication Come prepared with questions when it is time to talk with your doctor. 10 Prescription Drug Abuse A large percentage of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. 11 Depression Women experiencing symptoms should seek help from an obstetrician, a child’s pediatrician or a mental- health professional. 12 Community Calendar Health and wellness for the community. Creating a Legacy of Health Private philanthropy plays a vital role in enabling UCLA Health to help heal patients. Remembering UCLA Health or one of UCLA’s hospitals in your will or estate plan creates a legacy that strengthens and sustains our healing programs and treatments. For more information about the benefits of planned giving, contact Tara L. Sakraida, Esq., director of Gift Planning, at (310) 794-6056, or by e-mail: To learn more, go to: UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)