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September 23, 2019

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Medical myths busted

Don't fall for these three health misconceptions

Grandma might have told you that you'll catch a cold if you go outside with wet hair. Even if you didn't buy into that old wives’ tale, there are plenty of other health myths out there that seem true — but aren't.

Read on for some more medical hoaxes that have duped many.

1) Myth: Changes in the Weather Can Cause Colds

New cigarette packaging may be coming soon

FDA proposes new cigarette package warnings with color images

Note: This article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
You may soon see new cigarette packaging in stores near you.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed some new health warnings for tobacco companies to include on cigarette packages and in ads.

This new proposal is meant to help the public gain a better understand of how unhealthy smoking really is, according to the FDA. The warnings would include realistic photos of the health risks tied to cigarette smoking. These warnings would be the biggest change to cigarette labels in more than 35 years.

Back-to-school health tips for kids

How to prepare your children for a healthy school year

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
Summer is more than halfway over, and that means another school year is approaching. How should you prepare your kids for school?

Here are some important health issues to be aware of as you get your children school-ready.

Rotavirus explained

Everything you need to know about your child's risk for rotavirus

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy. 
Rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children. Is your child at risk?

The virus rotavirus causes gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the intestine. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and vomiting — both of which can lead to dehydration. Some children may also experience fever and stomach pain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rotavirus is the world's most common cause of diarrhea in infants and children.

ABCs of vitamins and minerals

Small molecules that can pack a big punch for your health

Please note, this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy
Vitamins and minerals are substances that play important roles in the body's processes, such as metabolism, immunity and digestion. They ensure healthy cell growth, function, and development and are vital to good health.

There are two types of vitamins:

  1. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body’s fat.
  2. Water-soluble vitamins are used quickly, and extra amounts of these vitamins are removed as urine.

Too much of any vitamin or mineral can be harmful to the body. The health consequences of taking excessive amounts of certain vitamins can be serious.

Approved: Rx for Severe Low Blood Sugar

FDA approves Baqsimi nasal powder to treat severe low blood sugar

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ever non-injection medication to treat severe low blood sugar.

The medication is called Baqsimi. It's made of glucagon in the form of a nasal powder, and the FDA approved it to be used as an emergency treatment for severe hypoglycemia.

Severe hypoglycemia is severe low blood sugar. Those with severe low blood sugar may experience confusion or seizures. They can even become unconscious.