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  • Age-Related Hearing Loss in Men Counseling patients with presbycusis requires an understanding of the disorder and special communication skills.
  • Recent Developments in Poison Control Acetaminophen, dietary supplements, and even herbal teas can be toxic under certain circumstances, so patients should be warned of the potential dangers.
  • Nonprescription Products for Cardiovascular Health What should you tell patients about Omega-3 fatty acids and other supplements that claim to have heart benefits? This review tells you which ones may be beneficial and which have been over-hyped.
  • A Look at the Cough and Cold Market The myriad products available for treating common cold symptoms often confuse patients. This primer will help you answer their questions.
  • GI Problems in Patients With Diabetes Studies have shown that some GI conditions are more prevalent in patients with diabetes, perhaps as a result of inherent physiological changes.
  • Ototoxic Medications About 130 medications can affect ear function, potentially hampering balance and hearing. This review covers the most common ototoxic drugs and discusses the precautions that should be observed.
  • Menstrual Cycle-Related Discomforts Although some menstrual-related problems should be referred to a physician, pharmacists can offer patients helpful advice for many common problems.
  • Tinea Cruris in Men: Bothersome But Treatable Tinea cruris (jock itch) is completely curable with nonprescription products, making it a prime target for judicious pharmacist counseling.
  • Meniere's Disease Most patients are unfamiliar with this inner ear disorder. Pharmacists can help educate them about its causes and possible treatments.
  • Tinnitus: When the Ears Ring Hissing, sizzling, or buzzing -- learn to help the patient with tinnitus.
  • Earwax: Should It Be Removed? Review the presentation and treatment of warts.
  • Treatment of Warts Review the presentation and treatment of warts.
  • Managing Dry Skin Explore the manifestations, causes and treatments of dry skin.
  • Periodontitis and CVD: What Is the Link? Read up on the relationship of periodontal disease to prevalence of cardiovascular disease?
  • Diarrhea: Sweeping Changes in the OTC Market The pharmacist must refer any patient with diarrhea who is younger than 6 years to a physician for care.
  • Calcium Supplements: Benefits and Risks Two risk factors for osteoporosis are simple to address: low lifetime calcium intake and vitamin D deficiency.
  • New Products for Patients With Diabetes This article will briefly review some of the recent changes to include removal of older insulin formulations, the introduction of new insulin analogs, innovations in blood glucose measurement and more
  • Sports Injuries in Children The most common types of sports injuries are strains and sprains, comprising 31% to 34% of all injuries
  • Toenail Fungal Infection This article explains the varying forms and severities of onychomycosis.
  • Safe Use of Nasal Decongestants Nasal decongestants are safe for most patients, but their labeling includes a host of precautions as well as running the risk of adverse reactions in users as discussed in this article.