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Caffeine intake & bone density..what’s the scoop?

November 11, 2015

By Morgan Bailey, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy In college and even in the workplace, caffeine has consumed our lives. Our generation turns to caffeine to give us the burst of energy that we need to make it through the day. According to Healthresearchfunding.org, almost 90% of people... View Article

Acetaminophen: Is it Really Your Safest Option?

November 6, 2015

By Tori Bumgardner, PharmD Student Cedarville University Acetaminophen has long been a popular over-the-counter product used to treat pain and fever in both adults and children (1). It is recommended to women as the preferred pain medication while pregnant. The FDA has been approved for dosing in individuals of all... 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

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

Nicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Women

November 14, 2014

By Kara Bobka, PharmD Student In 2011, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last trimester.1 Smoking during pregnancy can lead to miscarriages, premature births, placenta problems, birth defects, and infant death.1 The standard treatment for smoking cessation is behavioral therapy, like staying active or chewing gum, and support... View Article

An Aspirin a Day Keeps Breast Cancer Away?

November 5, 2014

By Lauren Haines, Pharm.D. student According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.1 Breast cancer involves cancer cells forming a tumor in the breast tissue. Risk factors include: women ages 65 and older, inherited genetic mutations, two or more close... View Article

How can you help your baby if you are smoking and pregnant?

October 28, 2014

By Samantha Smolinski, PharmD Student Approximately 50% of women who smoke before pregnancy continue to smoke after pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy has been shown to cause some adverse effects on the baby. These adverse effects include lifelong decreases in lung function, an increased risk for asthma, low birth weight, shortened... View Article

Plan B- No Age Limit?

October 18, 2013

By Jacob Farran, PharmD Student at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy   The Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive, commonly referred to as “the morning after pill,” has always been surrounded by controversy. As a behind the counter medication, the morning after pill used to only be able to be purchased... View Article