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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

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

Will treating a fever lead to wheezing?

November 24, 2014

By Aric Carroll, PharmD Student A young child is very susceptible to getting sick, and with that sickness often comes fever. How do most parents treat their child’s fever? The answer for the past few decades has been acetaminophen. In many countries around the world, the first line drug approved... View Article

Flush Out Your Child’s Allergies!

November 20, 2014

By Kelly Huston, Pharm.D. Student. Got allergies? Is your child sneezing and/or have a stuffy, itchy, or runny nose? Flushing the nose out with a saltwater solution may provide some relief. Allergies are the body’s response to a substance that causes these symptoms.1 Because germs can contribute to allergy symptoms,... View Article