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Keeping Kids While Traveling: Medicate or Not?

November 16, 2013

By Jesse Hickey, PharmD Student Cedarville University  Parents often use self-care methods and OTC medication to help control a child’s behavior, especially when faced with situations where the child needs to be quiet.  However, this off-labeled use of medication for its side effects can be dangerous.  The main side effect... View Article

Can Zinc Really Stop a Cold in its Tracks?

November 10, 2013

By Laura Cummings, PharmD Student Cedarville University ‘Tis the season for the spread of the common cold. While not always severe, the congestion, cough, and other cold symptoms are often irritating and can detract from focus and productivity, which drives many cold sufferers to seek a quick solution at the... View Article

Supplement or Not?: Evidence Against Vitamin D to Build Bones

November 9, 2013

By Sarah Myers, PharmD Student Cedarville University Osteoporosis has become an increasingly common health problem around the world.  This metabolic bone disorder results in approximately 1.5 million fractures annually as a result of decreased bone mineralization1.  An estimated fifty percent of women and twenty percent of men will develop osteoporosis... View Article

Are Americans Addicted to Oreo’s?

November 9, 2013

By Paul Bicknell, PharmD Student Cedarville University Over-eating is a significant problem in western culture. For evidence, one need merely look at the ever expanding waistline of its citizenry, but evidence from studies also points to the same conclusion. One study that utilized just over 3.8 million US citizens from... View Article

The Impact of NSAIDs on Depression in Osteoarthritis Patients

November 6, 2013

By Anna Smith, Cedarville University PharmD Student Imagine waking up every morning for the rest of your life with stiff, aching joints. This is what people with osteoarthritis have to go through.  Osteoarthritis is the result of cartilage breakdown in the joints and can result in pain, swelling, and reduced... View Article

The Importance of Acetaminophen Overdose Education

November 1, 2013

by Rachel Kunze Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is a popular analgesic that can be bought over the counter. Like many drugs, acetaminophen has serious health consequences if the maximum dose is exceeded.1 Tens of thousands people each year end up in the hospital due to acetaminophen overdose and 150... View Article

The Truth about Graying Hair Prevention Supplements

October 29, 2013

by Caleb Lyman, Cedarville University PharmD student It has always been an accepted fact of life that as you age so does your body. One of the most noticeable signs of this aging is the development of gray hair. While some may be indifferent or even look forward to this... View Article

The Abuse of OTC Medications in Young Adults: What Can You Do?

October 27, 2013

 By: Ashley Peterson, Cedarville University PharmD Student  Over-the-counter medications are the most common abused substances after marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drugs.1 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, medications are abused in several ways: taking a medication that has been prescribed to someone else, taking a drug at a... View Article

New Use for Ibuprofen Gel is Nothing to be “Embarrassed” About

October 27, 2013

  By Danielle Eaton, Cedarville University PharmD Student  Imagine for a moment walking into a room and expecting to sit down in a seat quietly to watch a presentation put on by one of your co-workers.  Now picture as you walk toward your seat being approached by an individual who calmly... View Article

Aspirin’s Effect on Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers

October 25, 2013

by Rebecca Kyper, Cedarville University PharmD Student   We are all familiar with aspirin, a common over the counter, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aspirin is used to treat pain, fever, and it is used for preventive heart health. The effect of aspirin on certain types of cancers has been studied... View Article