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    Men, How Will You Know It’s Time to See a Urologist? – Mike Smith, RPh

    Men, How Will You Know It’s Time to See a Urologist? –Mike Smith, RPh For many men, the decision to see a physician about a physical problem is not an easy one to make. This is especially true if the problem involves an intimate subject like urology, so let’s go over some valid reasons to [...]

    Supplementing Your Workout- Nick Miller, PharmD

    In my second post for National Sports and Physical activity month, I will be discussing workout supplementation. Let me preface the article by saying I am not a kinesiologist, nor a nutritionist and what I will be discussing comes from the perspective of a pharmacist. I am very conservative when it comes to supplementation, and [...]

    Ways Exercising Benefits Your Health – Nick Miller, PharmD

    The month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In this month’s two-part blog series, we will be discussing some basic tenets of physical fitness, and ways you can incorporate fitness and sports into your busy adult life. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of 2006, the authors report [...]

    Tramadol: An Appropriate Analgesic?

    Uses/Indications: Tramadol is a synthetic codeine analogue and a weak μ opioid receptor agonist. Tramadol also inhibits neuronal reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and may facilitate serotonin release. Therefore, it is recommended for acute and chronic pain and may be used alone to treat mild pain or adjunctively in a multimodal plan to treat moderate [...]

    Piroxicam as Anti-Angiogenic Cancer Therapy

    Uses/Indications: Piroxicam’s primary use is in dogs as adjunctive therapy for bladder transitional cell carcinoma. It may also be of benefit in squamous cell carcinoma, mammary adenocarcinoma, and transmissible venereal tumor (TVT). It also offers additional benefit as an NSAID reducing pain and inflammation. Anti-angiogenic therapy which is designed to cut off blood supply to [...]

    Mirtazapine for Appetite Stimulation in Dogs and Cats

    Uses/Indications:  Treatment of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), anorexia, associated with renal failure (azostemia), congestive heart failure, gastro-intestinal disorders, liver disease, or neoplasia. Studies/Case Reports: For years, veterinarians have used B-vitamins and steroids for appetite stimulation in canines and benzodiazepines in felines. Pharmacy faculty at The Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, used mirtazapine [...]

    November Is Diabetes Awareness Month! Part 1

    Diabetes is a rapidly growing, serious, and complex disease that is a source of fear and worry for many individuals, but understanding the disease and learning how to protect yourself is a great start to defending yourself from letting it control your life. What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases that results in [...]