Archives for Month: November 2014

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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

An Aspirin a Day Keeps Breast Cancer Away?

November 5, 2014

By Lauren Haines, Pharm.D. student According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.1 Breast cancer involves cancer cells forming a tumor in the breast tissue. Risk factors include: women ages 65 and older, inherited genetic mutations, two or more close... View Article

Chew or Dip, Time to Quit

November 5, 2014

By Tyler Michael, PharmD Student Smokeless tobacco use is on the decline in adults and children.1 This is not necessarily a time to celebrate for healthcare providers though. As the focus has been shifted away from the dangers of smokeless tobacco, some professionals have wrongfully started encouraging smokeless tobacco as a... 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