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Medical Mobile Apps Not Enough to Replace Face-to-Face Consultation

November 26, 2013

by Lauren Williams, PharmD student Today’s use of mobile technology heavily influences and expands the way we interact and communicate with others. Not only has it provided us new ways to interact with our friends and family, but it is currently expanding patient access to medical advice and opening the... View Article

Vitamin B Supplements Can Lower Your Risk of Stroke

November 26, 2013

by Jessica Amtower, PharmD student Vitamin B supplements have been known for their many uses. For example, some B vitamins help cells burn fats and glucose for energy, while others help make neurotransmitters like serotonin.1 To get as much benefit as possible, it’s recommended that you need all of 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

Could There Be Another Reason to Get Hooked on Fish Oil?

November 25, 2013

by Trevor Stump, PharmD student Fish oil supplements have obtained an impressive track record within scientific literature for improving heart health and lowering triglyceride levels.1 However, the scope of the benefits of these supplements may expand further, as research has recently suggested that the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids... View Article

Vitamin D supplements do improve bone health

November 24, 2013

by Jacques Allou, PharmD student Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. It is available as a dietary supplement, and is also produced inside the body when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.1 In the past decade,... 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

Acupuncture: Treatment for Depression?

November 23, 2013

by Eric Huseman, Pharm D student The practice of inserting needles into the body, known as acupuncture, has long been used in China and Japan and is implemented in a variety of styles including classical/tradition acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, and single point acupuncture.1 An article recently published in Express, a... View Article

Saturated Fat Not Harmful?

November 22, 2013

By Megan Buck, PharmD Student Cedarville University In 1970, Ancel Keys’ “seven countries study” correlated the incidence of coronary heart disease and total cholesterol concentrations then observed a correlation between heart disease and saturated fat.1  Due to this study, saturated fat has been held responsible for cardiovascular risks.  Since then, scientists... View Article

Another possible health benefit to taking Aspirin?

November 20, 2013

By Brittany Santee, PharmD Student, Cedarville University Aspirin is one of the most used drug worldwide, and this usage has been going on for centuries. It is most known for treating pain, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.1 Aspirin has been used by many because of it’s ability to reduce the chance... View Article