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A Little Nudge (to Exercise) Goes a Long Way


  By Sheri Colberg, PhD   Feeling frustrated about how to get your patients to engage in more regular physical activity? Apparently, the answer may be as simple as giving people a little reminder to do it on occasion. An article that appeared in May in the Wall Street Journal reported on …

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CMS Issues Guidance on Doughnut Hole Discount Program

Lindsey Harris, PharmD Candidate, University of Florida   The doughnut hole has been an issue for Medicare beneficiaries for many years. The costs of drugs have many Part D beneficiaries thrown into a coverage gap that is very expensive, forcing some to go without needed medications. The Obama administration announced …

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Medicare Part D: A Boon for Industry and Insurers Alike


Issak Smith University of Florida PharmD Candidate   In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) with the hope of reducing prescription drug costs for the nation’s seniors. It was implemented on January 1st, 2006. Now several years removed, and with healthcare reform again a hot …

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Essential Oils for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes


Ivory A. Gordon, Pharm.D. Candidate Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy   Essential oils are complex and contain many different chemical ingredients that are extracted from plants through distillation, a process of purifying liquids by boiling and condensing its vapors. Essential oils serve as an invaluable element of natural healing …

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