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The Not –So- Sweet Truth about What You’re Drinking

December 4, 2015

By Liz Aziz, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Many Americans have grasped the warning on excessive sugar intake. The problem is, these sugary calories often creep into the average American’s diet through drink, not food. Sugary drinks have already been tied to an increased risk of Type 2... View Article

Teens, Smartphones, and Poor Sleep

December 1, 2015

By Dominic Yeboah, Pharmacy Student Cedarville University Technology has evolved tremendously over the past few years.  The use of cell phones, tablets, and computers among children and adolescents is also on the rise. Schools also use technology in the classroom to help with teaching and learning. Cell phone use, especially... View Article

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

Goodnight, Sleep Tight, Make Sure Your Blood Pressure is Right

October 30, 2015

By: AJ Oliver Take a quick moment to think about your typical nightly routine. It most likely includes actions such as washing your face, showering, brushing your teeth or setting aside your outfit for the next day. If you are someone who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), adding... View Article

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

Weighing in on Liquid Measurement Error

December 5, 2014

By Bryan Feldmann, PharmD student If someone were to ask you what the difference was between a teaspoon and a tablespoon, would you know what to say? You might have prescriptions from your doctor or medications you bought over-the-counter that tell you to take a number of tablespoons or teaspoons... View Article

Lather, Rinse, and Repeat

December 2, 2014

By Logan Conkey, PharmD Student Students are in the swing of things now that fall has begun. Students are at a higher risk of spreading sickness to others because of the environment they are in.  October is here and this month initiates flu season as well as a time where... 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

Eat more, lose more?

November 18, 2014

By Stephanie Cailor, PharmD Student You have probably heard the common dietary recommendation that you should eat more fruits and vegetables as a part of a healthy diet. WebMD provides some simple diet tips including one that correlates specifically with this theme. They explain that by “eating more fruits and... View Article