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By uclahealth • October 13, 2020
Dear Doctor: I have played tennis for many years, but have been unable to play over the last year, due to tennis elbow.  Does acupuncture help with tennis elbow? Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a tendon inflammation at the elbow.  [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 21, 2018
Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I'm finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 20, 2018
Dear Doctor: Many doctors in my area recommend CoQ10 in conjunction with statin drugs to reduce or eliminate muscle pain. It has worked for my wife, and we have heard lots of anecdotal evidence from friends who use it. What's the evidence behind the use of CoQ10 with statins? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 5, 2018
Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I'm not a wet blanket, but I don't have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let's say it's a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You're [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 3, 2018
Dear Doctors: I've been reading about a new illness that's a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You're [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 2, 2018
Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 7, 2017
To anyone who has ever suffered with a vertebral fracture, you know the pain is unrelenting, radiating, disabling and painful beyond belief. My original injury was due to a fall from an amusement park ride back in the 70s. After nearly a decade, I was back to skiing, running and [...]
By mr8418 • October 31, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 22, 2016