Ask Your Pharmacist–9

Many prescriptions come with the following instructions: “Take with Food.” This leaves some people confused as to what food to take, exactly how much food they should consume with their medicine and why do...

Surgeon for the Civil Rights Movement, David M. French, Dies

David M. French, a surgeon, teacher and civil rights advocate who helped care for the victims of violent opponents to civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s, strengthened access to public health care in the...

Autism Advocates Urge Early Detection for Fast-Growing Disability

The researchers for the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) team aren’t trying to pry into people’s personal lives; they’re merely trying to help slow the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. EARLI,...

Talented Teen Beats the Odds, Heads to Johns Hopkins

In Newark, N.J., a city riddled with poverty and crime, one individual has fought to keep his dreams alive. Stanley W. Guthrie III, currently a senior at Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark, has been...

Ask Your Pharmacist–8

Yes, it’s allergy season. You wake up with itchy eyes. You sneeze throughout the day, and you just feel miserable for hours. Trust me, I know. I am allergic just like you. The question...

Maryland Prescription Abuse Predicted to Grow Without Legislation

WASHINGTON - By October 2009, the Maryland State Board of Physicians had heard numerous complaints from pharmacists across the state about abusive prescription practices. So news that came late that month about Dr. Nicola Tauraso...

“Map the Meal Gap” Displays Alarming Disparities in Hunger Across the Nation

As joblessness and poverty continue to hit Americans hard, nearly 8.4 million families across the country are hungry, according to a recent report by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The “Map...

Ask Your Pharmacist–7

Q. Not long ago, my doctor prescribed a new thyroid medicine, and since then, my hair has started falling out. What’s happening to me? A. It is not uncommon for some medication to affect your...

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Lupus in 50 YearsBut Effectiveness on Blacks Questioned

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced their approval of a drug that targets the symptoms of lupus, marking the newest development in treatment of the disease in over 50 years. According to the...

Ask Your Pharmacist–6

Often—actually, far too often—patients come in at the last minute to fill a prescription that has no more refills left, which means their pharmacist needs to contact the doctor’s office to authorize additional refills....

Debate Continues over Bone Marrow Compensation

The Institute for Justice, a civil liberties law firm, continues their fight to lift the ban against compensating bone marrow donors amid a heated debate on the issue. The firm appeared in court on Feb....

Howard County Pilots Easier, Web-based Health Insurance Application

WASHINGTON - Howard County Executive Ken Ulman attended a health care conference in Phoenix three years ago to learn more about improving coverage options for his constituents, a trip that ended up yielding an...

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