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The Pitt Prescription: Exploring medical marijuana as alternative medicine

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

More states are beginning to legalize the use of medical marijuana (AKA medical cannabis) and some patients are getting the opportunity to try new therapies for previously difficult to treat conditions.

The Pitt Prescription: Putting an end to sedentary behavior

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

Ever since starting online classes and having meetings via Zoom, student pharmacist Elizabeth Donnelly has almost constantly been sitting in a chair.

The Pitt Prescription | A health care worker’s view of the pandemic

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

In a special edition of her health care blog, Elizabeth Donnelly describes her experience working in a pharmacy during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pitt Prescription | How to practice healthy social distancing

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

It’s been about a week since I’ve seen any loved ones in person, and I miss hanging out with them immensely. The days don’t feel the same without seeing my lovely pharmacy phamily or my friends from undergrad, and spending time alone can be stressful and downright boring. However, like many othe...

The Pitt Prescription: Common questions about COVID-19

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

As a pharmacy student, I often had to explain over spring break that the coronavirus can easily be confused with the flu, especially in younger people.

The Pitt Prescription: Springing into seasonal allergy treatments

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Spring break is right around the corner. But along with the warmth comes a silent aggressor that affects many people, including myself — pollen.

The Pitt Prescription: Staying safe while getting steamy

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Compared to older adults, 15- to 24-year-olds have a higher risk of obtaining a STI due to behavioral, biological and cultural reasons.

The Pitt Prescription: All about acne

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Many acne "hacks" on social media" have tips that aren’t actually effective or could even be damaging to your skin.

The Pitt Prescription: Caring for dry skin and dandruff

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Every year, when the temperature starts to drop outside, I start to carry a travel-sized bottle of lotion with me wherever I go. As it gets colder and colder, it seems like my skin dries out no matter what I do, so having a constant supply of moisturizer is quite handy. The skin is the largest human organ — wit...

The Pitt Prescription: Fad diets in the New Year

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

The holiday shopping season is coming to an end, but with the start of January comes a new shopping trend — a few solid weeks of businesses pushing “resolutions” to consumers. Each year it seems that new companies pop up out of nowhere to sell their so-called wonder products, with a large majority...

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