medications

Dear Doctors: My wife and I are lending my parents a hand during the lockdown. They’re in their 80s, and one thing we’ve noticed is how many meds they are taking. They’re from a bunch of different doctors, and some may even be duplicates. How do we get things organized? Dear [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 16, 2020

“At first I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was just getting the chills and blanking out for a second. It wasn’t until my mom noticed that we put two and two together,” says 18-year-old Briza Garcia, who was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 17. “It was [...]

By uclahealth • November 16, 2018

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something [...]

By Blue • October 17, 2018

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he [...]

By Nana • October 15, 2018

I came to UCLA for a kidney transplant. They discovered a problem with my parathyroid.l My calcium level was high and I ER vihad to keep going into the ER. They tried to control it with medications but it didn't prevent the problem. I agreed to surgery as I did [...]

By Nancy • May 4, 2018

I'm forever grateful for my amazing team of doctors and nurses at UCLA. My care has been so well managed; with my every need anticipated. Yes, I went in strong, fit, and healthy; however it's their compassionate care, with my goals in mind, that made my story a success. My [...]

By marikmontoya • April 19, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new warning about the use of anesthesia and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. If you’re planning to schedule surgery or another procedure that requires sedation, it’s smart to understand the basics and any risks you or [...]

By uclahealth • February 22, 2017