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Pharmacists play a prominent role in your pet’s care

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While pharmacists are well known for helping people with their medications, it’s often overlooked that they play a primary role in animal healthcare. While veterinarians prescribe animal medications, pharmacists have had an increased role in preparing and dispensing them.

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How to prepare your cat for a trip to the vet

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Like many pets, cats need regular examinations to maintain a good weight, test for parasites and infectious diseases, look for dental problems and to receive vaccines.

Veterinarians can often detect conditions before they become significant, painful and costly, but unfortunately, many cats go unchecked. This Saturday is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, and the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center is encouraging cat owners to take their cats to the vet so they can live long and healthy lives.

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Pharmacists to take on large role in dispensing medical marijuana

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Minnesota pharmacists will continue to be an important part of a patient’s medical team as they take on a large role in prescribing and dispensing medical marijuana.

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Expert perspective: What’s inside dietary supplements?

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Rick Kingston, Pharma.D., a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy, addresses the misconceptions of the dietary supplement industry, and explains what consumers should keep in mind when purchasing dietary supplements.

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Research shows lavender helps UMN students catch some quality “Zs”

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We’ve all had those nights when catching a good night’s sleep seems impossible. Some rely on sleeping pills to help them sleep, but thanks to a study by University of Minnesota School of Nursing student Angela Lillehei, there may be another option.

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Research Snapshot: Study shows food-insecure mothers use different parenting strategies

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A recent study involving researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found parenting practices related to eating and weight differ between food-secure and food-insecure mothers.

The research was part of Project EAT, conducted by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health, and Katherine Bauer, Ph.D., from Temple University.

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