Not-to-Miss Highlights from Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy CareersPharmacy Careers August 2015

Don't miss these highlights from a recent issue of Pharmacy Times.

Avoid “Shooting from the Hip”

Sometimes it is okay to say, “I don’t know.” A supportive culture, group discussions, patient simulations, and management efforts can help reduce the urge of pharmacists to “shoot from the hip” when pressured to give an answer to a patient immediately.

Antidepressants and Pregnancy: Finding a Healthy Balance

Pregnant women fighting depression will have to weigh the risks and benefits to stopping or continuing antidepressants. The lack of consensus in the medical community may make it harder for women to make a decision.

5 Tips for Improving Communication in the Pharmacy

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, provides tips on how to be more effective in communicating with patients. Her recommendations include moving to a private area of the store to talk and simplifying language so that patients with limited health care knowledge can understand the information.

Women’s Heart Health Impacted by Traumatic Life Events

The risk of heart disease or a heart attack may increase after middle-aged and older women experience a negative life event, according to new research. A recent study found that traumatic events involving a loved one or a life-threatening illness led to an almost 65% greater risk of heart attack among the women in the study, regardless of heart disease risk factors.

Compassionately Building a Better Future

Angela Kao, a pharmacy student at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, was selected to win a Respect, Excellence, and Service in Pharmacy Award. Read more about Kao’s contributions to public health, including cofounding GlobeMed, a global health organization that allows students to partner with grassroots health organizations throughout the world.

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