Season 2-Episode 41-Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications and Support

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Dr. Whitney White, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist in adult medicine at a local hospital in Birmingham, AL, returns this week to discuss more about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially the medications used to help manage the condition along with the side effects that can go along with those medications as well as what to do for flare ups.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 5-9-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #arthritis #rheumatoid #rheumatoidarthritis #RA #flareupsWhite-Whitney

Dr. White’s exclusive segment on the role of pharmacists in the management of patients with RA:

Dr. White’s exclusive segment on organization creaky joints and new app called “arthritis power” available to help patients manage RA:

To visit creaky joints online go to creakyjoints.org

Season 2-Episode 40-Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Dr. Whitney White, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist in adult medicine at a local hospital in Birmingham, AL, defines rheumatoid arthritis (RA), how it differs from osteoarthritis, who it affects most, signs and symptoms of the disease as well as what can be done over the counter to help with the symptoms short term.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 5-2-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #arthritis #rheumatoid #rheumatoidarthritis #RAWhite-Whitney

DID YOU KNOW?

Early diagnosis and starting treatment early can help to decrease the chance of paralysis later in life.

For more information about RA and the activities going on in the state of Alabama, click here!

Season 2-Episode 39-Drug Abuse Help

Slide1Dr. Valerie Prince Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPHA, professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy who has taught drug abuse lectures for over 20 years and published drug abuse articles, returns to Healthy Dose® to discuss ways to help those who are suffering from drug abuse as well as who to contact, if you should try to handle it yourself as well as discussing about the new emergency naloxone injection/nasal spray for opiod overdose.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 4-18-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #drugabuse #opiods #naloxoneinjection #naloxone #emergency #savelivesPrince-Valerie

DID YOU KNOW?

Any family member/friend of a patient or the patient themself can receive a Naloxone Injection/Nasal Spray at the pharmacy without a written prescription due to the standing order of the Alabama Health Officer Dr. Thomas Miller who has signed an agreement into practice through 2019. There is required documentation that must be filled out by your pharmacy and yourself and determine the price through your insurance company. Follow this link below find the standing order and the proper documentation that is needed to obtain the injection or nasal spray.

Alabama Standing Order Documentation

 

Season 2-Episode 38-Drug Abuse

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Dr. Valerie Prince Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPHA, professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy who has taught drug abuse lectures for over 20 years and published drug abuse articles, discusses three main components to drug abuse from marijuana, prescription medications and alcohol and how drug abuse can often times be labeled as a disease state itself.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 4-11-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #drugabuse #opiods #marijuana #alcoholPrince-Valerie

DID YOU KNOW?

Drug abuse can be classified as a disease state, substance abuse disorder, where chemicals of the brain have been changed leading the patient into an uncontrollable addictive state.

Season 2-Episode 37-Congenital Heart Disease Part 2 (Medications)

Dr. Mary Worthington, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, BPS, professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and a pediatric specialist for 30 years, comes back to Healthy Dose® to discuss more about congenital heart disease, specifically the medications most commonly used for this condition. Dr. Worthington will briefly discuss the action of the medications and common side effects related to them along with when to contact the physician about the medication.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 3-28-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #cardiacmeds #WVSU #congenitalheartdisease #pediatricsWorthington-Mary

DID YOU KNOW?

Medications can often times be bridge therapy until surgery is available for children with simple congenital heart disease; however, if the disease is more complex or severe, medications may need to be taken longer.

For more information about congenital heart disease, please visit the heart association website at heart.org!

Season 2-Episode 36-Congenital Heart Disease Part 1

Heart-with-HearbeatDr. Mary Worthington, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, BPS, professor of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and a pediatric specialist for 30 years, defines congenital heart disease, who it affects most and treatment strategies that can be beneficial for parents or loved ones to understand.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 3-21-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #samfordpharmacy #WVSU #congenitalheartdisease #pediatricsWorthington-Mary

DID YOU KNOW?

There are over a million Americans who are living with congenital heart disease.

Season 2-Episode 35-IBD part 2-Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Kim Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG, professor of pharmacy practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, and Jade Peoples, a 2017 Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, discuss the second condition of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis (UC). They will talk about the symptoms of the disease, the difference between it and Crohn’s disease along with what treatments may be best to help manage the condition.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 3-7-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #ulcerativecolitis #samfordpharmacy #samforduniversity #wvsu #IBD #UCbenner-kim

DID YOU KNOW?

Probiotics may be used as add on therapy to help patients with UC, especially the probiotic VSL#3.

For more information on UC or Crohn’s Disease, visit http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org.