Items Tagged ‘vitamins’

Talk with Your Provider Before Undergoing IV Vitamin Therapy

November 19, 2018

Talk with Your Provider Before Undergoing IV Vitamin Therapy

By uclahealth uclahealth

You can now visit a salon or spa to receive an intravenous (IV) infusion of vitamins and minerals to help you look and feel your best. But, says Crystal Glassy, DO, MPH, a UCLA family medicine physician, “it would probably be safer, less expensive and take less time out of your day to focus on […]

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Tags: Crystal Glassy DO, infusion, intravenous vitamins, IV drip, IV vitamin therapy, medical resort, salon IV drips, UCLA Health Century City, vitamins


Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

August 21, 2018

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

By uclahealth uclahealth

From daily vitamins to bodybuilding products, it is important to realize that supplements are not regulated the same way as medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So consider the health benefits — and risks — before taking a dietary supplement. What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are manufactured to provide the body with […]

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Tags: amino acids, botanicals, caffeine, dietary supplements, enzymes, essential vitamins, folic acid, ginseng, herbals, minerals, supplements, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Are large doses of B12 safe?

August 15, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are large doses of B12 safe?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m almost 90 years old and always tired. I took two capsules of 2,000 mcg vitamin B12 the other night, and felt stronger and not as tired. Is it safe? My first thought is that you might have B12 deficiency, caused either by inadequate intake or by inadequate absorption of B12. Animal products […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, B12 anemia, B12 supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, vitamins


Ask the Doctors - I'm past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

April 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I’m strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” is a progressive disease in which bone mass is lost. As a result, […]

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Tags: Agility, Alcoholism, Anorexia, Balance, bone health, bone loss, Bone mass, Bones, cigarette smoking, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


Are raw foods safe to eat?

March 12, 2018

Are raw foods safe to eat?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Vegetables, fruits and nuts are loaded with nutrition and vitamins. Because they are raw, none of the vitamins get lost during cooking. But are there raw foods we should avoid? The main concern with eating raw (uncooked or unpasteurized) foods is food poisoning. Pasteurization is a process that uses heat to destroy bacteria in foods. […]

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Tags: E. coli, foodborne bacteria, foodborne illness, listeria, nutrition, raw foods, salmonella, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, uncooked, unpasteurized, vitamins


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