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Proactive Use of Probiotics

October 28, 2014

by Sarah Winey, PharmD candidate According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two leading causes of death in young children, under the age of 5, are respiratory infections and diarrhea.1 Both respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and severe diarrhea are often caused by a bacterial infection, so an effective prevention therapy... View Article

Are you “Pro” Probiotic Supplements?

December 5, 2013

by Heather Evankow, PharmD student In recent years, the popularity of probiotic supplements has risen. Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestine.1 The idea of probiotics is not a new concept. The idea was first developed around 1900 by the Nobel Prize-winning... View Article

Over the Counter Probiotics May Be Able to Sooth Baby’s Colic

December 5, 2013

by Mallory Martin, PharmD student This article posted by the BBC, “Probiotics ‘soothe some babies with colic’”,1 explores an option into easing or possibly preventing your baby’s colic. The article describes an analysis of 12 studies looking into probiotics as a treatment for colic. The analysis was done by a... View Article

Can Probiotics Help Prevent the Common Cold?

December 2, 2013

by Andrea Bashore, PharmD student There are many types of illnesses caused by respiratory tract infections. One that we are all familiar with is the common cold. About 22 million school days are lost in America due to this sickness, and it is the leading cause of doctor’s visits and... View Article