Items Tagged ‘antibiotics’

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

October 16, 2018

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Can you explain probiotics? Who should take them and are they harmful in any way? They seem helpful to me in calming my stomach. For many generations, society feared bacteria, seeing only the devastation that bacterial disease created. Today, with the advent of antibiotics, we have been able to cure infections that once […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, Bifidobacterium, Clostridium, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Robert Ashley, Lactobacillis, Probiotics, Streptococcus, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - Do antibiotics increase the risk of colon polyps?

September 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do antibiotics increase the risk of colon polyps?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But “prolonged” meant “two weeks or more.” I had a couple of bacterial infections in a six-month timespan. How worried should I be? Antibiotics have undoubtedly revolutionized medicine, saving countless lives against multiple types of bacterial infections.  However, with antibiotics […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, bacteria, colon polyps, colonoscopy, Dr. Robert Ashley


Strep throat: symptoms and treatment

December 21, 2017

Strep throat: symptoms and treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 30 percent of sore throats among children between the ages of 5 and 15 are due to group A Streptococcus (strep), a contagious bacterial infection that causes fever, sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen tonsils and painful swallowing. With appropriate treatment, however, most symptoms completely resolve within one week. Diagnosis and treatment […]

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Tags: A Streptococcus, antibiotics, fever, hand washing, health tips for parents, infectious diseases, painful swallowing, strep throat, swollen tonsils, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

July 11, 2017

Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

By uclahealth uclahealth

The boat is the first thing kids notice when they come to the Pediatric Infusion Center at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dina’s Beach, as the front-desk area is known, is named for a former patient whose family donated funds to make the infusion center a more enjoyable place for kids and parents. The tropical theme, complete […]

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Tags: antibiotics, biologic therapies, blood transfusions, cancer, central-line blood draws, chemotherapy, child life specialist, chronic conditions, Dina’s Beach, infusion center, intravenous therapies, nursing


Nurse practitioners and physicians offer similar care, study finds

June 29, 2016

Nurse practitioners and physicians offer similar care, study finds

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Do nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide the same level of care as doctors? That’s the question to keep in mind amid a growing controversy over proposals to expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in doctors’ offices due to a shortage of primary care physicians. A new study could either help provide […]

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Tags: advanced practice clinicians, antibiotics, Dr. John Mafi, low-value health services, needless tests, needless treatment, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, primary care physicians, x-rays


Do cold and cough medicine work - infographic

March 3, 2016

Do cold and cough medicine work – infographic

By uclahealth uclahealth

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Tags: antibiotics, antihistamines, children's health, cold medicine, colds, cough medicine, cough suppressants, coughs, decongestants, Dr. Dennis Woo, infographic, over-the-counter medications