Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Vitamins and Supplements Vitamins and Supplements en-us Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:41:41 UTC Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:41:41 UTC Probiotics: Where Is the Evidence? During a presentation at the 2017 American Academy of Family Physicians FMX annual meeting, held this year in San Antonio, Texas, Dan Merenstein, MD, presented the evidence surrounding probiotic use. 11:29 AM, Wed October 11, 2017 Vitamin D Reduces Severe Asthma Attacks in Adults? Oral vitamin D supplementation, in addition to asthma medications, could reduce the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in <em>The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.</em> 2:17 PM, Thu October 5, 2017 Folic Acid and Asthma: Breathing Easy About Supplementation Recently, experimental animal interventions have suggested that folic acid intake that exceeds the recommended dose may increase risk of respiratory disease in offspring. 10:12 AM, Tue September 26, 2017 Supplement Use Among Older Americans Very High Dietary supplement use among Americans who are 60 and or older is widespread. 10:40 AM, Mon September 25, 2017 Diabetes and Natural Health Products: Used Often, Understood Better Now Pharmacists need to understand natural health products so that they can counsel patients, answer questions, and advise patients about potential drug interactions. 11:20 AM, Tue September 19, 2017 Vitamins, Minerals, and Preconception Health For decades, health care professionals have known that neural tube defects at birth are often associated with insufficient prenatal folic acid intake. 10:38 AM, Mon September 18, 2017 Riboflavin: Evolving Clinical Indications The B vitamins are a group of related vitamins that maintain cell health and provide energy. 8:00 AM, Wed September 6, 2017 Oral Potassium Supplements and Anticholinergic Drugs Many drug interaction databases include oral potassium supplements and drugs with anticholinergic activity as a serious interaction. 2:31 PM, Sat September 2, 2017 Vitamin D: Controversies and Facts Two-thirds of the US population had sufficient vitamin D status from 2001 to 2006, according to the CDC. 10:24 AM, Fri August 18, 2017 Workhorse Vitamin: A Primer on Vitamin B12 Vitamin B<sub>12 </sub>(cobalamin) is a workhorse vitamin.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri July 14, 2017 Antioxidant Supplementation and Diabetic Kidney Disease Diabetes&#39; propensity to cause metabolic derangement is directly responsible for a looming epidemic of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). And left unchecked, DKD can progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 12:25 PM, Mon July 10, 2017 Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease: Jury Is Still Out Fat-soluble vitamin D seems to be the vitamin we talk about most these days. In particular, researchers, clinicians, and pharmacists all have an opinion about whether vitamin D supplementation is necessary or wise.<br /> &nbsp; 10:07 AM, Thu July 6, 2017 Natural Medicines: What Is Their Role in Parkinson's Disease Management? Researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India studied an array of natural medicinal products with beneficial effects on mitochondria or redox stabilization.&nbsp; 9:00 AM, Wed June 21, 2017 Coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine Supplementation and Myocardial Infarction: Improved Quality of Life More than 1 million Americans suffer myocardial infarctions annually.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Wed June 14, 2017 What is the Pharmacist's Role in Assessing CAM Use? Today, most patients self medicate with both traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).&nbsp; 9:00 AM, Fri June 9, 2017 Milk Thistle: A Closer Look The journal <em>Molecules</em> recently published a number of articles discussing milk thistle supplementation.&nbsp; 11:09 AM, Wed May 3, 2017 ACCP White Paper: Guidance on Natural Products ACCP has updated its white paper on natural products, and published it in the January issue of the journal <em>Pharmacotherapy</em>.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Mon May 1, 2017 Ostomy Wound Management Options Examined Patients with wounds often take pharmacological agents for wound treatment or illness management.&nbsp; 9:53 AM, Tue April 25, 2017 Do Not Be an Oblivious Drug Dealer: Part 1 Following alcohol and marijuana, prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and supplements are the most commonly-abused substances in Americans aged 14 years and older. 11:27 PM, Thu April 20, 2017 Patients with HIV: Counsel About Complementary and Alternative Supplement Use Many patients who have HIV use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help handle their health issues.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed April 12, 2017