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Can Exercising Every Day Keep Your Allergy Symptoms Away?

November 13, 2015

By Nicholas Rudy, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Recently, many magazines and online publishers have written articles indicating the benefit of exercise in the alleviation of allergy symptoms. The website Total Gym Pulse reports that the American Academy for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) indicates warm-up exercises can... 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

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

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

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

Can Probiotics Help Prevent the Common Cold?

December 2, 2013

by Andrea Bashore, PharmD student There are many types of illnesses caused by respiratory tract infections. One that we are all familiar with is the common cold. About 22 million school days are lost in America due to this sickness, and it is the leading cause of doctor’s visits and... View Article

Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Allergy Treatment

November 24, 2013

By Yeseul Kim, PharmD student Many people in the world are suffering from allergies and they want some relief from the symptoms whether they are mild or serious. Some are using OTC allergy medications, such as Allegra, Benadryl, and Claritin, for treatment. However, these OTC allergy medications can cause some... View Article

Hand Sanitizer: Effective or Toxic?

November 23, 2013

by Joseph Newman, PharmD student Hand sanitizer is often used as a quick and convenient alternative to washing your hands. Whether it is a quick squirt after leaving the gym or the super market, or pulling it out after shaking lots of hands or coughing, it has become one of... View Article

Can Zinc Really Stop a Cold in its Tracks?

November 10, 2013

By Laura Cummings, PharmD Student Cedarville University ‘Tis the season for the spread of the common cold. While not always severe, the congestion, cough, and other cold symptoms are often irritating and can detract from focus and productivity, which drives many cold sufferers to seek a quick solution at the... View Article

Are cold medicines safe in young children?

October 17, 2013

By Maria Miller PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Cold season is now upon us and that means doctor offices and pharmacies will be swarmed with people who are picking up prescriptions for their colds and buying over the counter medicine to help symptoms. Most people skip the doctor... View Article