Archives for Month: December 2014

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Weighing in on Liquid Measurement Error

December 5, 2014

By Bryan Feldmann, PharmD student If someone were to ask you what the difference was between a teaspoon and a tablespoon, would you know what to say? You might have prescriptions from your doctor or medications you bought over-the-counter that tell you to take a number of tablespoons or teaspoons... 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

Electronic cigarettes: effective, or just the new “cool” sensation?

December 1, 2014

By Samuel Tesfaye, Pharm.D. Student. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. despite lack of evidence regarding their safety.1 According to the National Tobacco Survey, e-cigarette use in both the youth and adult population has nearly doubled from 2011-2012.2 Many smokers of conventional cigarettes are using e-cigarettes... View Article

Magnesium and physical activity – does it make a difference?

December 1, 2014

By Matthew Johnson, Pharm.D. Student. Magnesium is a mineral involved in many bodily functions such as muscle and nerve regulation, blood sugar control, energy production, and the making of proteins.1  Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily amount needed to meet the body’s needs of a dietary substance for... View Article