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Pharmacist Call To Action- Stop the Pain

I love when things start to fall into place. I recently spoke with a physician who would love to have the help of a pharmacist in managing his new pain patients, all of whom filtered over from another doc (or

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Vitamins increase mortality risk?

Vitamins and Mortality These folks are saying that taking vitamin supplements may increase risk of death. They neglected to take into account the utilization of primary care and specialists in this population. I would say that many people are trying

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Didn’t Match? How about a residency on Maui?

Ah, Match day. I remember sitting in front of my computer this time last year, building up the courage to open that email from the NMS. I was shocked to find that I didn’t match, as did 1000 other applicants.

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Chicago is DOWN with Integration

This looks like something that could/should be done by every Health Science Center. Not only does it educate the public, get students involved in the community, and foster leadership skills, but it also brings different disciplines together in a unified

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Pharmacy Specialties…. do I take the plunge?

Part of the residency is attempting to personalize the year to the resident’s interests. My electives will be exponentially different if I want to open my own pharmacy vs become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) upon completion of the residency.

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Complementary, Alternative Medicine Linked to Adverse Events in Children

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Linked to Adverse Events in Children. This is the result of people thinking that because supplements and herbs are “natural”, they are safe. Anything in a high enough dose is a poison. More is not better. Even

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The Wheels on the Bus…

Somehow, we went from Day 1 of Midyear to Day 4. That is the essence of Midyear though. It’s so packed with great networking, learning, sharing, etc, that there isn’t much time for reflection, sleep, or eating even for me.

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Midyear, Day 1

I wasn’t excited about the cold, but it didn’t take long before the excitement of Midyear hit me. ¬†Sheena and I got into Anaheim around 11pm (9pm our time) last night and decided we needed food. I was wired, but

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Pine Tree Medicine

This is the kind of stuff that amazes me, and I really need to start reading about it and asking about it more often. Nature has everything we need. We just need to respect it’s power and work WITH it,

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