Items Tagged ‘medication’

Medication adherence vital to good health

February 8, 2019

Medication adherence vital to good health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Patients often don’t follow instructions when taking prescription medications — nationwide, people only take drugs as prescribed about 50 percent of the time. But adhering to medication guidelines can be essential to maintaining your health. Take your medicines as prescribed Not adhering to your prescription instructions can have negative health consequences. Underusing a chronic pain […]

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Tags: medication, medication adherence, medication management, medication misuse, MyMeds, prescription cascade, prescription drugs


June 18, 2018

Great Experience With Dr. Livhits

By MB2828 mlboice

I was referred to Dr. Livhits by Dr. Chung. I had a 5 cm tumor on my adrenal gland and was diagnosed with possible pheochromocytoma. I came in for a consult and she made me felt safe and answered all my questions. She explained the surgery in great detail. Between the consult and the surgery […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Dianne Chung, Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, medication, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


Ask the Doctors - How can I make sure my dad's many pills are safe together?

March 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I make sure my dad’s many pills are safe together?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Our elderly father is now seeing several specialists, all of whom have prescribed medications. My brothers and I are worried about how many pills Dad has been told to take, and the fact that these doctors don’t seem to be consulting with one another. How do we make sure the drugs are safe […]

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Tags: aspirin or antacids; vitamins, bleeding, confusion, dietary supplements, dizziness, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, geriatrics, herbal remedies, homeopathic, low blood pressure, medical history


September 14, 2017

Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment

By farnoaga farnoaga

I have a weak immune system and various allergic responses to toxins and pollutants, which manifest themselves as an array of symptoms attributable to a number of causes. It was only when I was sent to UCLA Rheumatology that all my symptoms started to make sense in a systemic kind of way, due to Dr. […]

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Tags: active lifestyle, allergic responses, anxiety level, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, immune center, medication, nutrition, occupational therapy, patient stories, pollutants, toxins, ucla rheumatology


Med Ted

August 7, 2017

Med Ted

By uclahealth uclahealth

“If somebody is scared of needles, we will use real medical equipment and poke them into stuffed animals so they can see what will happen and we can desensitize them to what they’re afraid of,” says Ada Bodolay, a clinical educator and child life specialist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “I had a 3‐year‐old child […]

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Tags: child life specialist, featured, immune booster, IV infusion, medical equipment, medication, needles, school, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, US News


January 5, 2017

My Story UCLA Health

By judy1 judy1

My story begins in my pulmonary doctors office, Dr. John Abe, when I began to cry. I explained that I felt terrible and all I got from my current primary doctor was that my tests were all within “national guidelines”. Dr. John Abe had been my pulmonary doctor for around 5 years and I thought […]

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Tags: acupuncture, blood tests, Dr. Gloria Kim, Dr. John Abe, Dr. Lawrence B. Taw, medication, patient stories, pulmonary doctors, rheumatologist, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine


Bedside app keeps patients informed

January 5, 2017

Bedside app keeps patients informed

By uclahealth uclahealth

Hospital patients and their loved ones often have many questions about their medical care. They want to know about tests ordered and test results, the members of their treatment teams and what their medication and treatment plans entail. While they can always ask members of their care teams for clarification, a new tablet-based program called […]

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Tags: education, electronic health-record, iPads, laboratory results, medication, myuclahealth, myUCLAhealth Bedside app, patients, technology, test, tests, treatments


Got the winter blues? All about seasonal affective disorder

November 21, 2016

Got the winter blues? All about seasonal affective disorder

By uclahealth uclahealth

If winter days get you down, you’re not alone. You may have seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. People with this disorder tend to feel depressed in the fall and winter, when there is less sunlight and the days are shorter. Researchers believe that the lack of sunlight […]

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Tags: body clock, depression, Dr. Kelly Kang, energy, internal rhythms, lack of sunlight, medication, mental health, mental health care, psychiatrist, sadness, Saralyn Masselink


A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

November 16, 2016

A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Patients with intractable epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control with medication. These uncontrolled seizures are a serious health condition that be potentially life-threatening. But there is hope for patients with intractable epilepsy. The UCLA Epilepsy Program is a unique program that offers multiple approaches for treating patients, from traditional surgery to innovative nonsurgical […]

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Tags: brain tissue, clinical trials, Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, Dr. Jerome Engel Jr, Dr. John Stern, electrical abnormality, epilepsy, experimental drug tria, intractable epilepsy, laser thermal ablation, medication, minimally invasive


Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

July 22, 2016

Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

By uclahealth uclahealth

In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in the growing opioid epidemic. In 2014, almost […]

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Tags: acute pain, addiction, addiction medicine, Anxiety, arthritis, chronic back pain, dependence, depression, Dr. Keith Heinzerling, fentanyl, fibromyalgia, medication