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Strike a Pose to Lower Your Blood Pressure

November 23, 2015

By Kathrine Distel, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Hypertension or, as it is more commonly known, high blood pressure, is a chronic disorder that is becoming increasingly prevalent. It can be caused by a number of different factors, including a sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep habits, food choice and smoking.... 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

Could your phone be used for more than games?

October 16, 2015

By: Abigail Savino Nowadays, it seems as if everyone has a cell phone – from kids to our grandparents, they are commonplace.  So why not design an application for the phone that could help improve our health? There are fitness tracking apps and calorie counting apps that are designed to... View Article

Flush Out Your Child’s Allergies!

November 20, 2014

By Kelly Huston, Pharm.D. Student. Got allergies? Is your child sneezing and/or have a stuffy, itchy, or runny nose? Flushing the nose out with a saltwater solution may provide some relief. Allergies are the body’s response to a substance that causes these symptoms.1 Because germs can contribute to allergy symptoms,... View Article

Poised Poses for more Z’s

November 17, 2014

by Rachel Bull, PharmD student Poor sleep quality is one of the most common health complaints in older adults today.  It is approximated that more than 80% of older adults experience sleep disturbance to some degree, while 50% note the common recurrence of sleep disturbance.1 Insomnia can be defined as,... 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

Can Aspirin Eventually Replace Warfarin?

October 31, 2014

by Kristin Lessig, PharmD Candidate For patients that have experienced serious trauma, surgical procedures, long periods of bed rest, or have taken certain oral forms of birth control, there is an increased risk for a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot... View Article

Fighting that Itch!

October 28, 2014

by Lindsay Mailloux, PharmD Candidate We have all experienced it before. Whether it be a bug bite, a case of poison ivy, or the annoying t-shirt tag rubbing against your neck, you know what it feels like to have an itch. These cases usually have an easy solution—scratch your arm,... View Article