Items Tagged ‘prescription’

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 Ask the Doctors

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 8, 2017

Get it out and be done with it!

By Syd Syd

I had an endocrinologist that I liked that was monitoring my hyperthyroidism but she moved away. I had new nodules but every 6 months there were more. Dr. Livhits had seen me and said no need for surgery at that time but when the risk increased to the 40% level we decided to proceed. Also […]

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Tags: benign, constant biopsies, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, incisional pain, new nodules, no surgery, pain medicine, pathology report, patient stories


Five ways your pharmacist can help you stay healthy

January 11, 2017

Five ways your pharmacist can help you stay healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pharmacists do more than dispense pills. They are an important, but often under-utilized, part of your healthcare team. In honor of National Pharmacist Day on January 12, here are five ways your pharmacist can help support your health and well-being: 1. See the big picture. You may be taking drugs prescribed by more than one […]

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Tags: constipation, cough syrup, decongestant, drowsiness, drugs, heartburn, National Pharmacist Day, over-the-counter medications, pharmacist, pharmacy, pills, prescription


Let’s get digital: Make electronic health records work for you

November 12, 2016

Let’s get digital: Make electronic health records work for you

By uclahealth uclahealth

Chances are good your doctor has ditched the paper files and switched over to electronic health records (EHR). The use of digital records is becoming more and more commonplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 80 percent of doctors’ offices were using electronic records in 2013, and it’s no wonder. Electronic health records […]

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Tags: billing, digital records, digital records online, drug interactions, EHR, EHR digital dashboard, electronic health records, health history, myuclahealth, notifications, paperwork, payment reminders


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