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Exploring anything and everything Pharmacy and drugs from the perspective of a slightly sarcastic, extremely professional, and, hopefully, witty third year Pharmacy student (P3). I'll be diving into harder to discuss topics that will hopefully bring insight into the unknown world of Pharmacy. I take an interdisciplinary approach to all healthcare topics and professions through candid interviews with students, practicing professionals, and discussing new innovations in healthcare I get expose ...
 
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Over the last year, hospitals and their intensive care units have been stretched to the breaking point caring for the huge number of people desperately ill with the coronavirus. What is the impact of COVID-19 on American health care? Will the changes we have seen to date continue? Who Pays for COVID Care? Days and weeks in the hospital add up to so…
 
Hand sanitizers have become ubiquitous in homes, doctors’ offices, supermarkets, banks and dozens of other establishments. There have been problems with some products that were contaminated with methanol, also known as wood alcohol. Read about this known problem here. Now a new impurity has surfaced. A surprising number of hand sanitizers are conta…
 
Sperm counts have been falling for decades. In fact, they’re down 50 percent over the last four decades. Should we worry about young men’s health and fertility? How can we explain this trend? Threats to Health and Fertility: Sperm counts are not alone in their decline. Men’s levels of testosterone have also been dropping steadily, about 1 percent p…
 
Everyone is weary of the coronavirus pandemic and ready to be done with it. So the news that a new pandemic is already slowly unfolding is unwelcome. But unless we pay attention and do what we can to reverse the growing trend of antimicrobial resistant infections, they could end up causing even more death and disability than COVID-19. Antimicrobial…
 
On this episode, we discuss acne vulgaris. We start by reviewing some of the pathophysiology involved with this common disease state. We also go over the various treatment options available for managing symptoms. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and…
 
For many years, possibly even centuries, some people who unexpectedly survived a life-threatening event have recounted amazing experiences. Between the time they appeared to die and when they revived, they often encountered places and beings unlike those of everyday life. What should we make of such near death experiences? Reports from the Operatin…
 
COVID-19 restrictions have interfered with the way many of us exercise. Yet the benefits of moving, for both our physical and mental health, are more important than ever. How can we keep moving to feel better, despite the pandemic? Moving at Home to Feel Better: You may not have a home gym, but there are still things you can do to tap the benefits …
 
On this episode we review some of the highlights of the updated guidelines from the ADA for managing diabetes. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and new pharmacotherapy lectures as well as downloadable Power Point slides for each lecture. You can fin…
 
After a year of COVID-19, the country (and the world) is in a race to get people vaccinated before the new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus can gain the upper hand. We talk with two experts on these COVID-19 vaccines and variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to get you the information you need. New COVID-19 Vaccines Are on the Way: Health…
 
Adequate sleep is essential to good health. That is not a news flash; your grandmother and great-grandmother knew it. It’s simply become more difficult to get the sleep you need in these anxious times. An ongoing pandemic and all the disruptions it has caused to work, school and other aspects of life could keep millions of people awake. Getting the…
 
On this episode we review restless leg syndrome. We discuss some background information including the diagnosis criteria. We then cover the various treatment options available for treatment. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and new pharmacotherapy l…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging through the world for more than a year. More than 455,000 people have died in the US, but the vast majority of people who become infected survive. Unfortunately, for a significant proportion, symptoms associated with COVID-19 may last for weeks or months. Physicians have dubbed this post-COVID syndrome, or PCS.…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Angela Torres, RDN and Ingrid Soto, RDN from the tutoring and education company My RD Guide LLC. They discuss their own personal journeys to become dietitians as well as how they started My RD Guide LLC. We then discuss some dietitian counseling clinical pearls that will hopefully benefit our non-dietitian clinicia…
 
In 2014, an Ebola epidemic broke out in three countries of West Africa–Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Perhaps the first case was a toddler who became ill late in 2013, but it didn’t take long for the disease to spread. Medical care is rudimentary in the rural areas of these countries, and international organizations did not respond quickly. When…
 
On this episode we discuss small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). We review the etiology/pathophysiology as well as risk factors. We also give an overview of the treatment options. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and new pharmacotherapy lect…
 
There’s an old saying that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its boots. This possibility is especially noticeable and potentially harmful when it comes to health claims. How do medical myths get such widespread credence? Why We Fall for Medical Myths: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought […]…
 
Imagine a dental diet designed to keep your teeth and gums in good health. What does it look like? Does it have any impact on your health beyond the limit of your tongue? A Dentist Champions the Dental Diet for Overall Health: Few people realize that there is a strong connection between gum infection (periodontitis) […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Lauren DuBose (PharmD candidate 2021) to discuss the 2020 irritable bowel syndrome guidelines published by the American College of Gastroenterology. We review the IBS diagnostic criteria and pharmacotherapy involved in the management of symptoms. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out o…
 
Whoever said growing old isn’t for sissies really got it right. But not everyone has the same experience with aging. Why do some people do well up to and into their 90s, while others are over the hill in their 70s? Genetics certainly plays a role, but it is not the whole story by any […]저자 Joe and Terry Graedon
 
On this episode, we are joined by PGY-1 resident Dr. Sharon Yousif-Dickow, PharmD to discuss the possible value of procalcitonin in antimicrobial stewardship. We give a brief review of the basic science behind procalcitonin. We also review its current place in the treatment of sepsis and other infections. Let us know about your personal experience …
 
Do your New Year’s resolutions include getting more exercise? By now, everybody knows exercise is good for us. But a lot of people view it as a chore or a bore instead of a delight. How can you experience the joy of movement? Humans are built to move, and anthropologists have offered a hypothesis that […]…
 
On this episode, we work through a patient case. The case involves a 34 year-old patient suffering from end-stage renal disease, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. We review the pharmacotherapy management involved with managing this patient and hopefully slowing his renal decline. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podca…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has dominated life around the world this year. Now, the FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization for two vaccines, one from Pfizer/BioNTech and one from Moderna. How will they alter the course of the pandemic? We offer listeners a coronavirus update for the close of this pandemic […]…
 
Scientists have long suspected that vitamin D is crucial for the immune system to function properly. Presumably, that is why cod liver oil was utilized as a tonic to ward off colds and flu in northern climes. After all, as you get farther from the equator, you get less sunshine during the winter. Consequently, you […]…
 
On this episode we are joined by Dr. Patrick Key and AJ Alford (PharmD Candidate) to discuss the 2020 American Psychiatric Association Schizophrenia Guidelines. We review some of the symptoms that are seen with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. We then review some of the first and second generation antipsychotics that are used in the management of schi…
 
It seems obvious that to provide the proper treatment, a doctor first needs to know what is wrong. However, although medical experts have been focusing on improving diagnosis in medicine for more than a decade, people still suffer from delayed or incorrect diagnoses. In some cases, these result in diagnostic disasters. We hear from a […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Kyle Fischer (P4 at Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy) to give a brief review of acute decompensated heart failure. Kyle has some excellent info graphics that he posts on Twitter and Instagram. He is planning on pursuing a residency in critical care. Make sure to follow Kyle on: Instagram - @kgfiscerx Twitter - …
 
These are stressful times. Many people are grieving the death of a loved one, while others are struggling with working or studying from home. Being separated from loved ones can be emotionally draining. How are you dealing with the mental health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic? Trauma and Kids’ Mental Health: Trauma, like that experienced […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Rashshana Blackwood and Jason Dressel (both PharmD Candidates 2021 MUSC College of Pharmacy) to discuss pericarditis. We review some basic etiology and pathophysiology. Then, we review the treatment options as well as data from the ICAP trial. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our …
 
Working from home during the pandemic has wrought havoc with a lot of healthy eating habits. It’s harder to shop safely, and minimizing time in the grocery store may mean people have stocked up on shelf-stable highly processed foods. What’s more, lots of us have been responding to stress by eating sweet or salty treats […]…
 
SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, has infected many millions of people both in the United States and around the world. The death toll is horrifying, with more than a quarter of a million people in the US alone. With infections soaring as we head into winter, the news that a couple of vaccines against […]…
 
On this episode we cover part 2 of rheumatoid arthritis. We discuss the use of TNF alpha inhibitors and other non-TNF alpha inhibitor biologics. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and new pharmacotherapy lectures as well as downloadable Power Point sl…
 
On this episode we cover part 1 of rheumatoid arthritis. We discuss some background information and compare RA to osteoarthritis. We then discuss the use of common non-biologic DMARDs as treatment (methotrexate, leflunomide, sulfasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon accoun…
 
In the midst of a pandemic, many people feel isolated. When you are not even supposed to shake hands, much less hug or kiss, how can those who live alone meet their needs for sexual intimacy? Is it possible to date without running a high risk for COVID-19–or a sexually transmitted infection? How can people […]…
 
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus behind COVID-19 is changing. This should not be a surprise, since microbes evolve by nature. What implications might this have for the infection in future months? We speak with an evolutionary biologist to see how his perspective can illuminate the pandemic. How Do Microbes Evolve? SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus that evolved…
 
One of the striking things about the COVID-19 pandemic is how differently people respond. Some people contract the virus but never really have symptoms, while others land in the hospital struggling for breath. More than a million people around the world have died from the infection, with about a quarter of those in the US. […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined by a fellow MUSC alum, Dr. Andrew Fariello, PharmD. Dr. Fariello is the VP of Global Medical Capabilities in Oncology for AstraZeneca. He discusses his career path starting with his work as a clinical pharmacist through his time with AstraZeneca. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our …
 
The conventional view of the digestive system was that it took care of digestion and wasn’t involved very much with the rest of the body’s systems. Now, though, science has shown that the gut and the millions of microbes that live in it have a profound impact on other aspects of our body, from immune […]…
 
Far too many Americans have died of COVID-19 during 2020, but heart disease is still the number one killer. Moreover, people with heart disease are more vulnerable to complications from the coronavirus. What should they do to protect their hearts? How People Can Protect Their Hearts: There are a few things that everyone can and […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Richard Harris, MD, PharmD. We discuss the importance of healthy lifestyle management in patients. We also review a few specific nutrient deficiencies. Make sure to check out Dr. Harris' Strive for Great Health Podcast on all major platforms. Also, follow him on Instagram @drharrismd. Thanks for listening! If y…
 
Two out three people with Alzheimer disease are women. Why are they at higher risk for this devastating condition than men? Even more important, how can they reduce their risk for dementia? Many of the usual explanations for this imbalance don’t stand up well to scrutiny. Too many of them have been accepted without much […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta. Dr. Urquieta is a physician and the deputy chief scientist at the Translational Research Institute for Space Health. He is also an assistant professor of emergency and space medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Urquieta was also a mission specialist for NASA's HERA XI mission in 2016. …
 
Experts estimate that 30 million people worldwide have had COVID-19. More than a million have died, and approximately 20 million have recovered. However, while health professionals usually think of this as an acute illness, recovery may be far slower than anticipated. The CDC has found that 35% of adults who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 still […]…
 
Very likely you have heard of children who are allergic to peanuts. Sometimes the tiniest whiff of peanut dust can trigger a frightening reaction. Food allergies have been increasing dramatically among American children. In fact, one in 13 is vulnerable to a serious or life-threatening consequence if they accidentally consume the wrong food. The ra…
 
On this episode, we cover more menstruation-related disorders. We review polycystic ovary syndrome, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Thanks for listening! If you want to support the podcast, check out our Patreon account. Subscribers will have access to all previous and new pharmacotherapy lectures as well as downloadable Power Po…
 
Until December of 2019, doctors had no experience with pandemic that has now killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world. As the infection raced from country to country, they tried a lot of different treatments that seemed promising. But in many places, the onslaught of serious cases was so extreme that scientists couldn’t […]…
 
On this episode, we are joined again by Dr. Swathi Varanasi to discuss her Cannabis Science and Therapeutics for Pharmacists online course. The course is a deep dive into medical cannabis pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. The information is taught through patient cases and completely self-paced. Find more information at the website below: www.docto…
 
Early in July, more than 200 scientists sent a letter to the World Health Organization urging it to consider the strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted through tiny aerosol particles as well as through larger droplets. (Clinical Infectious Diseases, July 6, 2020). Both of our guest experts today signed […]…
 
On this episode, we revisit the management of of dyslipidemia. We review the basic pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and the four statin treatment groups. We also discuss where ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors fit into the treatment regimens. We close with an overview of the EVAPORATE trial with icosapent ethyl (Vascepa) and the bempedoic acid (Nexl…
 
Kidney stones afflict an estimated three million Americans each year, resulting in at least half a million trips to the emergency department. But what are they and what can you do about them? How do they form and how might you prevent them? We hear from a listener who has first-hand experience of the pain […]…
 
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