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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

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

Will treating a fever lead to wheezing?

November 24, 2014

By Aric Carroll, PharmD Student A young child is very susceptible to getting sick, and with that sickness often comes fever. How do most parents treat their child’s fever? The answer for the past few decades has been acetaminophen. In many countries around the world, the first line drug approved... View Article

Proactive Use of Probiotics

October 28, 2014

by Sarah Winey, PharmD candidate According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two leading causes of death in young children, under the age of 5, are respiratory infections and diarrhea.1 Both respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and severe diarrhea are often caused by a bacterial infection, so an effective prevention therapy... View Article

The Unexpected Dangers in Your Medicine Cabinet

October 24, 2014

by Josh Knoebel, PharmD Candidate Your doctor prescribes medications to help you control the pain you are feeling. The drugs do their job, and the pain gradually stops. This doesn’t prevent you from keeping the medicine though; after all, it was expensive, and who knows when you may need it... View Article

Seeking relief when your child is coughing?

October 22, 2014

by Laura Farleman, PharmD candidate Is your child’s nagging cough keeping you up at night? The honey in your kitchen may be the alternative to drug-laced syrups parents are searching for to calm their children’s coughs. The thick syrup nature of honey helps to soothe the throat and increase saliva,... View Article

Are you “Pro” Probiotic Supplements?

December 5, 2013

by Heather Evankow, PharmD student In recent years, the popularity of probiotic supplements has risen. Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestine.1 The idea of probiotics is not a new concept. The idea was first developed around 1900 by the Nobel Prize-winning... View Article

Over the Counter Probiotics May Be Able to Sooth Baby’s Colic

December 5, 2013

by Mallory Martin, PharmD student This article posted by the BBC, “Probiotics ‘soothe some babies with colic’”,1 explores an option into easing or possibly preventing your baby’s colic. The article describes an analysis of 12 studies looking into probiotics as a treatment for colic. The analysis was done by a... View Article

Keeping Kids While Traveling: Medicate or Not?

November 16, 2013

By Jesse Hickey, PharmD Student Cedarville University  Parents often use self-care methods and OTC medication to help control a child’s behavior, especially when faced with situations where the child needs to be quiet.  However, this off-labeled use of medication for its side effects can be dangerous.  The main side effect... View Article