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Goodnight, Sleep Tight, Make Sure Your Blood Pressure is Right

October 30, 2015

By: AJ Oliver Take a quick moment to think about your typical nightly routine. It most likely includes actions such as washing your face, showering, brushing your teeth or setting aside your outfit for the next day. If you are someone who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), adding... View Article

Darker Isn’t Always Better

October 29, 2015

By: Maame Debrah-Pinamang, PharmD Student For years, the scientific world has been shouting to the masses about the benefits of eating dark chocolate. The health benefits of dark chocolate have been extensively studied to provide us with the knowledge that habitual consumption of dark chocolate will lead to lower risk... View Article

Sugar and Spice

October 28, 2015

By: Micah Bernard Cinnamon. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Cinnamon buns, cinnamon glazed apples, snickerdoodles? It’s no secret that cinnamon and sugar are a great pair! But is there more to the relationship between sugar and cinnamon than just the great taste? People with pre­diabetes or type... View Article

A Natural Approach to Preventing Gestational Diabetes

October 26, 2015

By Katie Woodward, PharmD Student You are having a new baby! Congratulations! You’ve probably already had several opportunities to answer that age-old question, “What gender are you hoping for?” And it is likely you responded with something like, “I don’t care as long as my baby is healthy!” Thanks to... View Article

Could your phone be used for more than games?

October 16, 2015

By: Abigail Savino Nowadays, it seems as if everyone has a cell phone – from kids to our grandparents, they are commonplace.  So why not design an application for the phone that could help improve our health? There are fitness tracking apps and calorie counting apps that are designed to... View Article

Skipping Breakfast: Do the Benefits “Outweigh” the Risks?

October 16, 2015

By Vineeta Rao, PharmD Student Cedarville University You have heard the concept all over the news and social media: Skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. Nutritionists and researchers have long speculated that when one skips breakfast, his hunger and lack of energy will cause a rebound-effect in which he will... View Article