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Darker Isn’t Always Better

October 29, 2015

By: Maame Debrah-Pinamang, PharmD Student For years, the scientific world has been shouting to the masses about the benefits of eating dark chocolate. The health benefits of dark chocolate have been extensively studied to provide us with the knowledge that habitual consumption of dark chocolate will lead to lower risk... View Article

Sugar and Spice

October 28, 2015

By: Micah Bernard Cinnamon. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Cinnamon buns, cinnamon glazed apples, snickerdoodles? It’s no secret that cinnamon and sugar are a great pair! But is there more to the relationship between sugar and cinnamon than just the great taste? People with pre­diabetes or type... View Article

A Natural Approach to Preventing Gestational Diabetes

October 26, 2015

By Katie Woodward, PharmD Student You are having a new baby! Congratulations! You’ve probably already had several opportunities to answer that age-old question, “What gender are you hoping for?” And it is likely you responded with something like, “I don’t care as long as my baby is healthy!” Thanks to... View Article

Magnesium and physical activity – does it make a difference?

December 1, 2014

By Matthew Johnson, Pharm.D. Student. Magnesium is a mineral involved in many bodily functions such as muscle and nerve regulation, blood sugar control, energy production, and the making of proteins.1  Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily amount needed to meet the body’s needs of a dietary substance for... View Article

Melting Away the Pounds: The Cold Facts

November 17, 2014

By: Sara Hill, PharmD Student As the holidays rapidly approach, more and more people start to think about losing weight for their family functions or maintaining their current weight throughout a food-laden season. However, despite the urge to snap up the first weight loss supplement that we hear advertised, we... View Article

Revealing the “Dark” Side of Chocolate

November 14, 2014

By: Ruth Choi, PharmD Student   For centuries, cocoa has been consumed for its pleasurable taste as well as for its health benefits. Today, research attempts to explain how cocoa may be beneficial to our overall health, specifically cardiovascular health. Chocolate- Guilty Pleasure or Healthy Supplement is a review paper... View Article

Can You Drink Your Way to Good Health?

November 14, 2014

by Rachel Wilcox, PharmD student Red wine is often thought to be a good source of antioxidants and is associated with heart health.1 Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in a variety of sources, including red wine, nuts, berries and dark chocolate.2 Antioxidants are believed to be important in either preventing... View Article

Tried everything for your headache?

November 5, 2014

By Neal Fox, PharmD Student One problem with treating headaches is that we don’t know exactly how they happen. Therefore, it is hard to know how to keep them from happening or even stop them once they start. When people have to deal with a headache on their own, they... View Article

Can Ginger Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis?

November 4, 2014

by R. Brandon Kime, PharmD Candidate Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes the breakdown of joints throughout the body due to the body’s immune system attacking these tissues. As the joints degrade, they become less able to support and lubricate the bones that they attach. Eventually, the bones can... View Article