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The Pitt Prescription | Exploring different types of thermometers and the role of fevers in COVID-19

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Walking into almost any establishment now, it is common to be greeted at the door by some sort of temperature-monitoring station.

The Pitt Prescription | Mask up: why face coverings are vital during pandemics

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By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

Face coverings are key aspects of controlling an outbreak like COVID-19, plain and simple.

The Pitt Prescription: Exploring medical marijuana as alternative medicine

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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