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.

 

 

Season 2-Episode 34-IBD Part 1-Crohn’s Disease

chrones-desDr. 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, discusses the difference between IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) along with talking about one of the two main disease states of IBD-Crohn’s disease. Dr. Benner and Peoples will discuss health tips for the condition and a brief overview of the medications used based on the severity of the disease!

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 2-28-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! #healthydose #crohnsdisease #msop #samford #wvsu #IBD #IBSbenner-kim

DID YOU KNOW?

There is a difference between IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) . There could be certain foods that trigger flare ups. Be sure to keep a food diary to help find what foods could be better for you.

 

Season 2-Episode 33- Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners) + Aspirin

red-blood-cells.jpgDr. Dee Thomason, Pharm.D., BCPS, professor of pharmacy practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, talks about blood thinners and common diseases (i.e. atrial fibrillation, clotting disorders) that blood thinners are commonly prescribed for. Dr. Thomason will also discuss the difference between Aspirin and other blood thinners along with discussing signs/symptoms of heart attack and stroke.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 2-21-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!thomason-dee

DID YOU KNOW?

During atrial fibrillation, blood can pool between heart beats and risk a clot to form; therefore, a blood thinner is recommended to decrease that chance.

Remember the signs of stroke to help a loved one F-A-S-T – Facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech and time to act.

Season 2-Episode 32 Cough and Cold

slide1Dr. Kim Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG, professor of pharmacy practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University and pediatric clinical specialist at Children’s of Alabama, discusses helpful tips on how to manage cough and cold in children and in older adults. She will explain what cough and colds are and discuss what is available to self treat or when it is time to go to the physician. Dr. Benner will also talk about non medication ways to help with these conditions as well as some complimentary and alternative medicine.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 2-14-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!Benner-Kim

DID YOU KNOW?

Multi-symptom relief agents over-the-counter may have more ingredients in it than you need. Talk to your pharmacist to find out which agent is best for you or a loved one as they battle the cough or cold symptoms.

 

Season 2-Episode 31-Team Based Care Part 2

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Dr. English Gonzalez, MD, MPH, ABFP, family physician in Birmingham, AL and curriculum director for the St. Vincents East Hospital residency program along with Dr. Jessica Skelley, PharmD, BCACP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University who works alongside Dr. Gonzalez, discuss team based care and how the physician/pharmacist partnership can lead to optimal outcomes for patients along with providing a well balanced practice site.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 12-13-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to a recent study from pharmacist.com, 80% of physicians saw value in a pharmacists working in the primary care setting with them but 80% also are currently not working with a pharmacist. Click here for the article