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    University of Phoenix
    As the leading online school in the nation, Phoneix University offers various pharmacology online courses to take in your own time.
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    KAPLAN University
    One of the largest online universities with a widely recognized name, Kaplan University offers a myriad of online pharmacology courses that fit your schedule.
Timothy Leary, LSD, and a New Look at a Radical Drug
by admin on: August 5th, 2011
???Tune in, turn on, drop out.??? That catchy slogan was the call to arms of the 1960s, a period of worldwide social rebellion. The Vietnam War was raging, and students were rebelling all across the U.S. Old social norms were being cast aside in favor of radical change, playing out in anti-war protests, free love and yes, psychedelic drugs. Timothy Leary led the charge. Leary was a Harvard-trained psychologist who had experimented with LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) and found its psychological...
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New Warning on Drugs That Treat Prostate Cancer
by admin on: August 3rd, 2011
Generally speaking, the most common type of cancer that affects men is skin cancer. However, prostate cancer, ranked as number two, tends to be the form of cancer most men are concerned about. A study report from the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics and the National Cancer Institute estimated that, in 2010, a total of 217,730 patients will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and a total of 32,050 men will die as a result. According to the Mayo Clinic website, it is...
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New Study Explores Prescription Drug Use
by admin on: August 1st, 2011
The National Center for Health Statistics conducted a study that investigated prescription drug use from 1999 to 2008. The data used in this study was derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (from the government) ??? also known as Nhanes. The subjects in this study were a representative sample of about 5,000 adults and children around the country; research procedures included surveys, as well as interviews and physical examinations. Among the findings of this study is the...
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Pradaxa Approved by FDA: A New Drug to Prevent Stroke
by admin on: July 29th, 2011
Pradaxa, a drug also known as dabigatran etexilate, was granted approval in October 2010 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a treatment for the prevention of stroke and blood clots (systemic embolism). This drug is indicated for patients that are diagnosed with a condition referred to as atrial fibrillation (abnormal rhythm of the heart). This drug was discovered and subsequently developed by researchers at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Pradaxa...
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Reducing the Rate of Birth Defects in Spanish-Speaking Communities
by admin on: July 27th, 2011
While the benefits of folic acid for pregnant women are known by many, it is not known by all. In fact, there are certain populations that are unaware of the vitamin and, unfortunately, do not have a diet where they would receive it. In Utah, a recent article in the Salt Lake Tribute (October 2010) described a program that uses outreach workers to help get the message out. These “promotoras” are paid by Holy Cross Ministries to teach pregnant women about things that many English-speaking...
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Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery: Somehow, It’s all Worth It
by admin on: July 25th, 2011
The process of bringing a baby into the world is not for the faint of heart. It is a major endurance contest, one that is driven by a woman’s innate desire to bring a new person into the world. Conceiving a baby “the old fashioned” way is the easy part as long as a couple is fertile and the woman is in her child bearing years. Women’s fertility begins with the onset of her menstrual periods, somewhere between ages 11 to 16. In her early childbearing years, (the teens...
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Botox Approved in the U.S. For a New Use
by admin on: July 22nd, 2011
In October of 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined England and approved the use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) injection as a therapy to prevent chronic migraines in adults. Those diagnosed with the condition of ???chronic migraine??? have a history of migraines and experience a headache on most days in a given month. As stated by Dr. Russell Katz, the director of the Division of Neurology Products (a department within the FDA???s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research), patients...
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Sepsis: What Does the Average American Know about This Condition?
by admin on: July 20th, 2011
According to the Mayo Clinic the condition of sepsis, where the immune system???s response to an infection could cause injury to tissue in other places throughout the body, can be life-threatening. As a patient with sepsis progresses, the patient???s organs are affected, and the patient winds up with ???septic shock,” where blood pressure drops to fatal levels. Sepsis is the number one killer in intensive care units, killing approximately 25,000 of the nearly two-million Americans it infects...
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Managing Stress for a Manageable Life
by admin on: July 18th, 2011
Why is it that some people seem to bounce back from life’s difficulties, yet others become overwhelmed and unable to cope? Obviously, life offers many challenges. There are certain unavoidable, stressful life traumas that every person experiences, including job loss, a death in the family, and the loss of important relationships. Today, in the midst of major global economic changes, many people are dealing with enormous stress as companies are downsizing and homes are being foreclosed....
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Insulin in Focus at Exhibit at New York Historical Society
by admin on: July 15th, 2011
The New York Historical Society hosted an exhibit entitled, ???Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin??? from October 2010 until January 31, 2011. This exhibit highlighted the fascinating story surrounding the discovery of injectable insulin in 1921. While that time in history was nearly 90 years ago, this one discovery changed the world as a panacea for many more. The history of diabetes is vast. One of the first accounts of patients suffering from this disease dates back to...
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