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The Truth about Graying Hair Prevention Supplements

October 29, 2013

by Caleb Lyman, Cedarville University PharmD student It has always been an accepted fact of life that as you age so does your body. One of the most noticeable signs of this aging is the development of gray hair. While some may be indifferent or even look forward to this... View Article

The Abuse of OTC Medications in Young Adults: What Can You Do?

October 27, 2013

 By: Ashley Peterson, Cedarville University PharmD Student  Over-the-counter medications are the most common abused substances after marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drugs.1 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, medications are abused in several ways: taking a medication that has been prescribed to someone else, taking a drug at a... View Article

New Use for Ibuprofen Gel is Nothing to be “Embarrassed” About

October 27, 2013

  By Danielle Eaton, Cedarville University PharmD Student  Imagine for a moment walking into a room and expecting to sit down in a seat quietly to watch a presentation put on by one of your co-workers.  Now picture as you walk toward your seat being approached by an individual who calmly... View Article

Aspirin’s Effect on Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers

October 25, 2013

by Rebecca Kyper, Cedarville University PharmD Student   We are all familiar with aspirin, a common over the counter, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aspirin is used to treat pain, fever, and it is used for preventive heart health. The effect of aspirin on certain types of cancers has been studied... 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

Preventative Self-Care for Type 2 Diabetes..Eat More Fruit?

October 22, 2013

By McKenzie Shenk, Cedarville University PharmD Student   Diabetes mellitus has effected the human population for centuries; however only in recent decades have large strides been made in prevention and treatment.1 Both types of diabetes mellitus – type I and type II – can be manageable for patients with various... View Article

Plan B- No Age Limit?

October 18, 2013

By Jacob Farran, PharmD Student at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy   The Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive, commonly referred to as “the morning after pill,” has always been surrounded by controversy. As a behind the counter medication, the morning after pill used to only be able to be purchased... View Article

Are Nutritional Supplements Necessary?

October 17, 2013

By Cara Toms PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Eating healthy foods and making sure we get the proper vitamins we need to live a long, rich life seems like a topic that will never go away. It is always an interest that makes people explore how to optimize... 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

Lavender Aromatherapy…would you use it?

October 14, 2013

By Jinwon Byun, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Aromatherapy is a self-care treatment that uses essential oils and other plant aromatic products. Aromatherapy is applied by inhalation, massage, and topical application(1). Today, people use essential oils in aromatherapy for many reasons: as an analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, sedative,... View Article