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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

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

Exercise to Save Your Knees

December 2, 2013

by Jeniffer George, PharmD student An estimated 27 million adults in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip which is commonly seen in patients 65 and older.1 Osteoarthritis is the breakdown in cartilage that covers the ends of the bone to where they meet and form... View Article

Quality of Life Significantly Reduced In Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Failure

December 2, 2013

by Calvin Anderson, PharmD student Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, is one of several analgesics available over-the-counter and is found to help alleviate symptoms such as headaches and fevers. Other available over-the-counter analgesics include ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin, which have different methods of action for treating pain. Acetaminophen is the... View Article

Exercise to Improve Back Pain

November 26, 2013

By Gina Mattes, PharmD Student Cedarville University Today almost 80% of  Americans have back pain, but often the treatments used are ineffective and costly. 1 However, there is another way that people can relieve back pain that is relatively cheap or free and you can do it right at home!... View Article

The Impact of NSAIDs on Depression in Osteoarthritis Patients

November 6, 2013

By Anna Smith, Cedarville University PharmD Student Imagine waking up every morning for the rest of your life with stiff, aching joints. This is what people with osteoarthritis have to go through.  Osteoarthritis is the result of cartilage breakdown in the joints and can result in pain, swelling, and reduced... View Article

The Importance of Acetaminophen Overdose Education

November 1, 2013

by Rachel Kunze Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is a popular analgesic that can be bought over the counter. Like many drugs, acetaminophen has serious health consequences if the maximum dose is exceeded.1 Tens of thousands people each year end up in the hospital due to acetaminophen overdose and 150... View Article

Should OTC Painkillers Used After Tonsillectomy Instead of Standard of Care?

October 24, 2013

By Megan McNicol, Cedarville University PharmD Student   In the United States, a tonsillectomy is the second most common outpatient surgery for children younger than 15.  Each year, an estimated 662,000 American children have a tonsillectomy.1   This procedure is performed when there are recurrent episodes of tonsillitis or bacterial infections... View Article