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WINTER 2013 | VOLUME 57
U Magazine Delivered to
In This Issue
UCLA Health System
David Geffen School of Medicine
fall / w i n t e r 2 0 1 2
2 What’s New at UCLA
3 Level 1 Trauma Centers
Getting a severely injured patient to
a Level 1 center may lower the risk
of death by as much as 25 percent.
U Magazine is the flagship publication of UCLA Health System and
the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Published four times
a year, each issue presents timely and informative articles about
medical breakthroughs, cutting-edge research and treatment at
UCLA, healthcare policy and profiles of the dynamic people who
are delivering the nation’s finest healthcare.
To subscribe to U Magazine electronically, sign up at:
www.uclahealth.org/enews 4 Hearing Loss
Advances in technology and surgical
techniques have significantly
improved the outlook for people
with hearing loss.
UCLA Office Now Open in Thousand Oaks
More frequent testing may lead
to earlier detection of glaucoma
progression. UCLA Health System has opened a new office in Thousand Oaks.
The office offers a comprehensive array of services, including:
• Specialized centers are focusing
on preventing complications from
8 Q&A: Going Electronic
UCLA Health System will begin
rolling out its electronic health-
record program in March 2013.
Cardiology • Dermatology
• Family medicine
• Internal medicine
• Nuclear medicine
• Women’s health
• 10 Hands-Only CPR
The world-class care of UCLA now is available to residents of the Conejo Valley.
100 Moody Court, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Phone: (855) GO-2-UCLA (855-462-8252)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.uclahealth.org/thousandoaks
11 Vaccine for Adults
Share Your Story
Easy-to-learn PR technique
improves chances of survival for
people who experience sudden
Older Americans should not overlook
the importance of vaccines.
12 Community Calendar
Health and wellness for
Whether you are a patient, a family member or a friend, it’s easy to share your favorite
experience with UCLA Health System. Become a member of our online community.
By visiting our website, you can add a story, upload photos and let everyone know about
your experience in one of our hospitals or community clinics. Beginning January 10,
the first 100 submissions will receive a prize, and three randomly selected winners will
have a brick with their name on it placed in the “pathway of care” in the garden of our
new UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
To submit your story or photos, go to: