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Influenza vs the Common Cold: Symptoms and Treatment
Patients may find it difficult to distinguish between a cold and the flu, and pharmacists can help them determine if self treatment is appropriate.
Sweet Dreams: A Guide to Overcoming Insomnia
When insomnia begins to negatively impact a patient's quality of life, pharmacists can explain the nonpharmalogic and pharmalogic treatment options.
Important Points About Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
When lifestyle modifications and OTC treatment are not sufficient for the relief of chronic constipation, there is a prescription option available.
Exploring a Prescription Option for the Treatment of Head Lice
When facing a head lice infestation, patients should be aware of a new pharmacologic treatment option.
A Therapeutic Option for the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Some patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease also experience erosive esophagitis from acid-related mucosal injury, which will require careful treatment.
Irritated About Your Irritable Bowels? Confronting Ulcerative Colitis
The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can cause embarrassment and pain, but pharmacists' expert advice can help ease the discomfort.
Influenza Vaccination Q&A 2010 Update
Pharmacists can answer the multitude of questions patients have regarding influenza vaccinations.
Menopause: A Stepwise Approach to Relief
The intensity, duration, and type of symptoms a women experiences during menopause depends on a variety of factors. Pharmacists are in a position to identify appropriate strategies to reduce or manage the most bothersome symptoms.
Coping with Rosacea: A Guide from Triggers to Treatments
Rosacea's symptoms can cause patients embarrassment, which pharmacists can help relive with important treatment information.
Protecting Your Skin: What Every Patient Needs to Know About Melanoma
If recognized early, even the deadliest skin cancer can be treated and cured. Pharmacists can help patients spot the warning signs.
Going Against the Flow: Treating Overactive Bladder
The impact of overactive bladder on quality of life is a major concern and pharmacists can help patients with this common condition.
Demystifying Tuberculosis: Understanding Causes and Treatment Options
Pharmacists can help patients understand the difference between latent and active tuberculosis infection and provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment.
Hypothyroidism: What Every Patient Needs to Know
Hypothyroidism is caused by a variety of factors, and adults, particularity women, should have a blood test to determine thyroid problems every 5 years to detect the condition and treat it effectively.
Using Herbal Supplements
Are all products labeled "natural" safe and do they really improve symptoms? Pharmacists can answer these and other questions patients have about herbal supplements.
Gout is a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that is increasing in prevalence in the United States. There are a variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for treating and preventing flares of gout.
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