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Vital Signs WINTER 2013 | VOLUME 57 U Magazine Delivered to Your In-Box 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. 6 Glaucoma 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: 7 Diabetes • Specialized centers are focusing on preventing complications from the disease. 8 Q&A: Going Electronic UCLA Health System will begin rolling out its electronic health- record program in March 2013. Cardiac imaging Cardiology • Dermatology • Endocrinology • Family medicine • Gastroenterology • Internal medicine • MOHS (skin-cancer treatment/surgery) • Nuclear medicine • Pediatrics • Radiology/ultrasound • Rheumatology • 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 cardiac arrest. Older Americans should not overlook the importance of vaccines. 12 Community Calendar Health and wellness for the community. 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: www.uclahealth.org/mystory WWW.UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)