There are plenty of rumors about birth control pills, more commonly known as “the pill”: The pill makes women gain weight. Antibiotics will make birth control less effective. You have to take the pill at the same time every day. But what’s actually true?
Any pet owner can understand the heartbreak that accompanies the moment when their pet receives a grim health diagnosis. To many, pets become a member of the family: A cocker spaniel was a couple’s first “child.” A cat was a source of comfort to someone who was going through a difficult time. A golden retriever was the first one to greet his owner at the door, and the last to say goodbye.
And then the vet recommends euthanasia.
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.
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.
Chronic kidney disease affects more than 20 million Americans, but primary care providers often miss the condition, because it tends to be asymptomatic and is associated with other important comorbidities, or chronic conditions.
Utilizing electronic health records (EHR) could help identify chronic kidney disease (CKD) sooner, and identify ways to better manage the condition, says University of Minnesota faculty member and researchers with the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP). Researchers gave recommendations to apply that concept in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology today.