Consult Your Pharmacist

 
 
  • Lactose Intolerance This article explains ways to diagnose and how to cope with lactose intolerance
  • Self-Care Options for Arthritis Therapy As the average age of the American population creeps slowly upward with the aging of the baby-boomer generation, conditions associated with aging will assume growing importance.
  • Differentiating Between Rosacea and Acne Rosacea is a relapsing, chronic cutaneous disorder first described over 200 years ago that affects as many as 13 million people in the United States (about one in every 20 adults).
  • Childhood Poisoning Among the phone calls that pharmacists field are those related to accidental childhood poisoning episodes.
  • Advising Patients About Daily Aspirin Use The link between daily aspirin use and decreased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke has been well publicized.
  • Is It a Cold, Influenza, or Pneumonia? The human respiratory system is an important defense against inhaled organisms and pollutants.
  • Counseling Teens on Sex Counseling teenagers about sexual activity has been a controversial subject since sex education began to be widely discussed in the 1960s.
  • Counseling Patients About Complications of Diabetes The World Health Organization has stated that diabetes mellitus is at an epidemic level.
  • How Medications Gain FDA-Approved OTC Status
  • Ovulation and Fertility Home Diagnostic Kits The history of self-care diagnostic test kits is short but dynamic.
  • Is Hair Loss Self-Treatable? Several medical conditions cause hair loss. However, the most common is androgenetic alopecia (common male pattern baldness).
  • The Role of the Pharmacist in Treating Insomnia The pharmacist is the primary point of contact for people who require assistance with minor health conditions that can be treated with self-care products.
  • Teenagers and Acne Before the advent of Accutane (isotretinoin), acne vulgaris (common acne) was a ubiquitous scourge of adolescence.
  • Nonpharmacy OTC Sales This column explores the issue of pharmacist-only sales of nonprescription products and devices.
  • Relief From Ingrown Toenail At least 10% of Americans complain of some type of foot problem, leading to approximately 17 million physician visits yearly.
  • Nonprescription Products for the Baby Parents of newborns find their lives altered forever. Medical problems are one situation for which new parents must seek help.
  • Nonprescription Options for Smoking Cessation The adverse events that occur as a result of cigarette smoking have been thoroughly documented.
  • Topical Devices and Products for Pain Back problems affect millions each day, as do muscular strain and overuse syndromes.
  • Blood Glucose Meters A box of 50 blood glucose strips retails for $30-$40, depending on location.
  • Consult Your Pharmacist The term "primary headache" includes migraine, cluster, and tension headaches.