Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:47:58 EDT Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:47:58 EDT Loss of Smell Could Indicate Early Stages of Alzheimer’s finds that older patients with lower odor identification test scores were at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:51:51 EDTMassachusetts Institutes Stricter Compounding Law legislation comes 2 years after contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy cause meningitis outbreak.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:42:27 EDTWeight-Loss Surgery, Prescriptions More Satisfying for Obese Patients patients who underwent surgery or took medications to lose weight were more satisfied with their results than those who made lifestyle changes.Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:06:53 EDTRotavirus Vaccination Decreases Diarrhea Hospitalizations Among Kids the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in 2006, rates of diarrhea-related hospitalizations in US children have decreased significantly.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:28:58 EDTPharmacists, Medical Homes, and Accountable Care Organizations Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPHA, director of clinical programs at the Illinois Pharmacists Association, discusses how pharmacists can become involved in patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:08:56 EDTMore Stressed College Students Ordering Medications Online college students who used medications to aid study during final exams, 33% obtained the drugs without a doctor's prescription.Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:47:50 EDTUS Measles Cases Reach 20-Year High number of measles cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first 5 months of 2014 is the highest reported for that period since 1994.Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:35:41 EDTPharmacy Times Reveals Pharmacists' OTC Favorites 2014 OTC Guide supplement issue, website, and mobile app, touted on the TODAY show, announce the most recommended OTC products in more than 150 categories.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:47:28 EDTGIs Say OTC Generics Effective, But Still Recommend Brand Name Laxatives and PPIs gastroenterologists believe store brand products are as effective as their brand name counterparts, many still recommend the brand name products. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:45:10 EDTStoring Medications Safely During Disasters Manzi, PharmD, EMT, Team Lead, Emergency Services at Boston Children's Hospital, and Chief Pharmacist on the Metro Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), describes how medications are safely stored in emergency situations.Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:36:14 EDTAntipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers May Reduce Violent Crime study in Sweden found that violent crime rates were reduced by 45% among patients with psychiatric disorders who were prescribed antipsychotics. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:24:42 EDTThe American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension Guidelines for Hypertension Management: An In-Depth Guide hypertension guidelines from the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension differ from the JNC 8 guidelines on several key points.Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:53:31 EDTCounseling for Improved Diabetes Management G. Marquess, PharmD, CDE, President and CEO of the Institute for Wellness and Education, Inc, discusses how all pharmacies can manage diabetes patients. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:12:57 EDTFDA Advises Against Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Heart Attack FDA report concludes that aspirin’s risks may outweigh its benefits in patients who do not have a history of cardiovascular problems.Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:01 EDTComplementing Diabetes Care Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPHA, director of clinical programs at the Illinois Pharmacists Association, discusses how pharmacists personalize and enhance care for diabetes patients. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:32:48 EDTElectronic Tool Improves Medication Reconciliation electronic tool that encouraged active medication reconciliation upon admission to the hospital reduced the rate of medication reconciliation errors by 58%, according to the results of a study.Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:23:12 EDTRegular Informational Emails Help Combat Hospital Infection public hospital in Florida that struggled to control antibiotic-resistant infections for almost 2 decades finally succeeded by sending regular detailed emails to hospital leaders and intensive care unit personnel.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:30:01 EDTLong-Term PPI Use or Fundoplication for GERD Treatment discuss the pros and cons of long-term proton pump inhibitor use and surgical fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:28:54 EDTAcid Reflux: More Than a Nuisance reflux is frequently dismissed as a nuisance, but can lead to serious damage to the stomach and esophagus if not properly treated.Fri, 30 May 2014 05:19:26 EDTBracelet-Like Device Appears to Control Chronic Acid Reflux Daniel Smith, MD, chair of the surgery department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses a bracelet-like device with magnetic beads that is designed to control acid reflux.Fri, 30 May 2014 05:11:56 EDT