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Should OTC Painkillers Used After Tonsillectomy Instead of Standard of Care?

October 24, 2013

By Megan McNicol, Cedarville University PharmD Student   In the United States, a tonsillectomy is the second most common outpatient surgery for children younger than 15.  Each year, an estimated 662,000 American children have a tonsillectomy.1   This procedure is performed when there are recurrent episodes of tonsillitis or bacterial infections... View Article

Preventative Self-Care for Type 2 Diabetes..Eat More Fruit?

October 22, 2013

By McKenzie Shenk, Cedarville University PharmD Student   Diabetes mellitus has effected the human population for centuries; however only in recent decades have large strides been made in prevention and treatment.1 Both types of diabetes mellitus – type I and type II – can be manageable for patients with various... View Article

Plan B- No Age Limit?

October 18, 2013

By Jacob Farran, PharmD Student at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy   The Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive, commonly referred to as “the morning after pill,” has always been surrounded by controversy. As a behind the counter medication, the morning after pill used to only be able to be purchased... View Article

Are Nutritional Supplements Necessary?

October 17, 2013

By Cara Toms PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Eating healthy foods and making sure we get the proper vitamins we need to live a long, rich life seems like a topic that will never go away. It is always an interest that makes people explore how to optimize... View Article

Are cold medicines safe in young children?

October 17, 2013

By Maria Miller PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Cold season is now upon us and that means doctor offices and pharmacies will be swarmed with people who are picking up prescriptions for their colds and buying over the counter medicine to help symptoms. Most people skip the doctor... View Article

Lavender Aromatherapy…would you use it?

October 14, 2013

By Jinwon Byun, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Aromatherapy is a self-care treatment that uses essential oils and other plant aromatic products. Aromatherapy is applied by inhalation, massage, and topical application(1). Today, people use essential oils in aromatherapy for many reasons: as an analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, sedative,... View Article

Do Artificial Sweeteners Make Us Crave Real Sugar?

October 14, 2013

By Julie Cummings, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Since Adam took a bite of the apple, we have been self-conscious about our bodies.  Weight management, a good diet and exercise will help the body stay lean.  But what if there is still a problem with diabetes or weight... View Article

Are Magnetic and Copper Bracelets Effective for Arthritis?

October 8, 2013

By Derrick Chapman, PharmD Student Cedarville University Magnetic and copper bracelets have become a popular natural remedy for many ailments, most commonly for arthritis and pain.  Advertisements claim these bracelets offer improvements in energy, increases in strength, and relief from pain, as well as many other health issues. The basis for... View Article

Nasacort: OTC Status Approve or Disapprove?

October 8, 2013

By Nathanael Smith, PharmD Student Cedarville University Allergic Rhinitis (AR) is a systemic disease with prominent nasal symptoms that affects the upper respiratory system, causing symptoms of itching of the eyes, nose and/or palate and sinus pain. AR is a disorder triggered by indoor and/or outdoor allergens that is characterized... View Article

Sunscreen: Are You Protecting Yourself Againist Aging Skin?

October 7, 2013

By Aaron Le Poire, PharmD Student Cedarville University We have often sought healthy and youthful complexions throughout history.  One way people have tried to prevent aging is by using creams and lotions to protect themselves from wrinkling and the damaging effects of the sun on the skin.1,2 Exposure to the harmful... View Article