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State Focus: Iowa Medicaid Patients Benefit

Pharmacists involved in the Iowa Medicaid Pharmaceutical Case Manage-ment project are off to a running start; practitioners have begun initial visits with eligible patients.


Read about a first-line treatment for patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Effexor Withdrawal Syndrome

Effexor is a powerful selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that can cause serious side effects when dosages are missed. Effexor withdrawal symptoms can affect those who have missed a dose or have tried to stop taking the medication abruptly. As a result, you should consistently take the pre

The Benefits of a Calcium Supplement

Calcium supplements provide an array of health benefits when used appropriately and combined with a healthy diet. The number of calcium supplements on the shelves of health food and grocery stores is reflective of the tremendous popularity of the supplement. The benefits of calcium supplements range

NeoMercazole Side Effects

In an article published in the August 15, 2005 issue of the American Family Physician, doctors Jeri R. Reid and Stephen F. Wheeler reported that 2 percent of all women and .2 percent of all men suffer from a disease of the thyroid known as hyperthyroidism. Doctors around the world utilize a number o

The Strengths of Scamper

SCAMPER is an acronym that stands for "Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate and Rearrange." It is a technique that can aid those looking for creative ways to solve problems and generate new ideas. This method was formulated by Alex Osborn and later summarized into its cu

What is the Recommended Nutritional Intake of Vitamins?

Vitamins are an essential part of your diet that help your body function correctly, but it can be difficult to get enough nutrients from your diet alone. In order to give your body the best chance for good health, there are recommended amounts of vitamins you need to have every day.

How to Use Soya Lecithin

Soya lecithin has several uses in commercial food production and in the home. Ruth Winter, author of "A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives," writes that lecithin is "used as an emulsifier to stabilize a mixture and ensure consistency." As an emulsifier, the soya lecithin prevents water and oil

Reactine Side Effects

Reactine is a brand name for the antihistamine cetirizine, used to treat hay fever and other allergies. Prescribed in Canada, the drug is the equivalent to Zyrtec in the United States. Reactine relieves symptoms including runny nose, sneezing and watery and itchy eyes, as well as some allergic skin

How to Make Aspirin

The small aspirin tablets you purchase at the grocery store are a synthetic version of a natural remedy used for thousands of years to relieve pain and reduce fevers. With evidence that Native Americans, as well as early Europeans, extracted salicylates from varieties of willow trees, the common asp

What Are the Side Effects of Tylenol Arthritis?

Tylenol Arthritis is an over-the-counter medication for controlling minor arthritis pain and other pains. It can provide pain relief for up to 8 hours. It is available for adults and children.