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Letter From The Editor

Sept. 5, 2020

I have decided that the pandemic and the isolation associated with it has had polar effects on fitness. Some people like myself have not had to travel and my riding mileage has increased, while others could not go to the gym or even walk around the block. To help you …

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Sept. 1, 2020

Melinda Rodriguez, PharmD Candidate 2021, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, is attempting to help us understand the concept of Biosimilars. Her drug class of choice to unravel the process is insulin. In her feature this week she looks at the radical changes the FDA has to make to allow …

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Aug. 29, 2020

It has been almost 45 years since Paul Simon first released “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Many of us can actually remember most of those reasons, and probably me just mentioning it will cause you to hear Paul singing “…hop on a bus, Gus, make a new plan, Stan…” …

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Aug. 25, 2020

It seems like every day we are learning more about the COVID-19 virus. Although many publications look at the problems with managing patients with comorbidities such as heart disease, diabetes, or asthma, they often do not share ideas on how to mitigate the effects of the virus and offer a …

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Aug. 22, 2020

This week we have a great study for you. Our intern Joan Prifti, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM College of Pharmacy, has real clinical data on the use of an over the counter product, that you can get on Amazon or at the pharmacy for less than $15 a month, that can …

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Aug. 18, 2020

About 3 weeks ago we had an article on the value of a low carb diet for reversing diabetes. Now, in a further deep dive of the data, we see that it can actually turn pre-diabetes around. Pre-diabetes is a quasi-diagnosis that is not classified as a disease so we …

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Aug. 15, 2020

We have all talked to our patients about the need to reduce their sugar consumption, and although there are sugar substitutes and lots of evidence why sugar should be reduced, our consumption has continued to increase. Our focus has always been on diabetes and weight gain as reasons to reduce …

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Aug 11, 2020

Last week I heard a report on NPR from the NIH, talking about the likelihood that immunizations for the flu and pneumonia help delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is a powerful enough statement to cause seniors like myself to find a way to keep getting these …

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Aug. 8, 2020

Many of you know that I am an avid cyclist, and the Corona Pandemic has actually increased my miles. Since the start about the only thing we could do in Florida consistently was bike ride. Since I have not been able to travel for work since March 6th, I have …

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Aug. 4, 2020

I first became a CDE in 2002, and it was an interesting journey. There were not that many Pharmacist CDE’s, and once I became a CDE it was even harder to find an ADA-recognized program that I could work in. As the years have progressed,  diabetes education, management, and training …

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