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The FDA Approved a CBD Drug: What Now?

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Nicki Murff

This week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made headlines when it approved its first pharmaceutical drug derived from the marijuana plant. Epidiolex®, from GW Pharmaceuticals,...

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3 Areas of Interpersonal Communication Skills for Pharmacy Students

A good pharmacist needs to possess a scientific mindset, which is also a crucial component in surviving pharmacy school. However, becoming a great pharmacist requires a scientific mind and...

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7 Teaching Strategies for Treating LGBTQ Patients

In 2017, data from a national Center for American Progress (CAP) survey showed that 14 percent of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) patients had experienced discrimination...

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4 Obesity Nursing Care Plan Simulations

With such a significant percentage of the U.S. population being obese, and with its impact on health, healthcare providers are going to need to be prepared to provide care for overweight and obese...

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Men and Addiction: Signs of Abuse and Treatment Options

Men’s rates of addiction are nearly twice as high as those of women, and men are more likely to abuse alcohol and use all types of illicit drugs than women. The reasons for abuse vary, and a...

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Men’s Mental Health: Silent Suffering

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Nicki Murff

While women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, millions of men are silently suffering from undiagnosed depression. This is reflected in suicide rates; men are at an increased risk of...

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3 Simulations to Help Prevent Firefighter Fatalities

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Evan Stiger

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 to 100 firefighters die in the line of duty each year. Firefighting is a dangerous occupation, but education and practice can...

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Dementia Deconstructed: Cause, Effect, and Incidence

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Nicki Murff

Dementia expresses itself uniquely in each person, and different types of dementia can take on different characteristics. Often patients, their families, and even some healthcare professionals can...

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