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Perscription drugs help millions of people improve health outcomes each year. Unfortunately, many come with undesireable, or downright unhealthy side effects. Stay in the loop with People’s Pharmacy.
Q. After my husband had a heart attack he was prescribed simvastatin. It wasn’t long before I noticed a change in his cognitive function. He… Read More
Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for high blood pressure are called ACE inhibitors. These compounds help blood vessels relax and… Read More
Popular Home Remedies
There’s more to creating lasting health than swallowing pills, and we’re passionate about sharing these alternatives. Does your ailment require a perscription, or just a little TLC from your garden? Find out here.
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Q. Long ago I heard about using Vicks VapoRub at bedtime on the soles of the feet to calm a nighttime cough. Recently my hubby developed a horrible deep cough that made him choke and gasp for breath. No cough suppressant he tried helped at all. Out of desperation we dug out the Vicks, applied it to …Read More
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Q. I have suffered from canker sores most of my life, and those on my tongue are very painful. A few years ago, a reader told you he relief from acid reflux by eating jalapenos. I had avoided jalapenos all my life but I gave them a try for heartburn. The peppers work very well, but the biggest surp…Read More
- Alternative Health
Over eight years ago we received the following message from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column: "I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to your armpits. It is the best underarm deodorant!" This person had left home without her deodoran…Read More
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More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not… Listen to this Show
Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,… Listen to this Show
Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually… Listen to this Show
People's Pharmacy Health Guides
In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge an experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choicesand take control of your treatment options.
Download 8 pages about the causes of headaches. Migraine triggers, and drug and non-drug treatments for migraines and cluster headaches. Coping with menstrual migraines and sex headaches.
Download important drug interaction information on this popular, life-saving medicine. What's the best and safest aspirin dose?
Download the guide to which drugs increase nutrient requirements -- and which, like Synthroid or tetracycline, are inactivated by common supplements like iron or calcium.
Drug Library Resources
Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been perscribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.
Actos is used to improve glycemic control. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9052Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actos …Helps with:
Estrostep Fe is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4643Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estrostep …Helps with:
Overview Ativan is an anti-anxiety agent, similar in many respects to Valium. Once called minor tranquilizers or sedatives, such drugs are prescribed to calm jittery nerves and relieve excessive tension. They belong to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Ativan is a little more rapid in a…Helps with:
Herb Library Resources
We’ve prepared a library of information on healthy herbs, where to find them and how to use them. Get started with the articles listed below, or click ‘View Herb Library’ to explore on your own!
Chaste tree is a large shrub (up to twenty-two feet tall) native to the Mediterranean and southern Europe. Although it flourishes on moist riverbanks, it is easily grown as an ornamental plant in American gardens, where its attractive blue-violet flowers are appreciated in midsummer. The Greeks and …Helps with:
Several species of Passiflora are native to the Americas, but the one generally used as a botanical is P. incarnata. This perennial vine grows wild in the southeastern United States as far north as Virginia and as far west as southeast Kansas. It is sometimes called maypop or apricot vine because of…Helps with:
Feverfew was used by Greek physicians to treat "melancholy," which may have included headaches as well as depression. The English used it into the seventeeth century for symptoms that might translate today into vertigo, depression, and headache, as well as for lowering fever. It faded from popularit…Helps with:
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For decades American physicians prescribed beta blockers as a primary treatment for high blood pressure. When we checked a few years ago we discovered that 1...187 Reads TodayRead This Post
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During visits to farms, Dr. Daphne Miller discovered that family farms offer lessons for human health. What she learned ...View Product
Download 8 pages on symptoms of low vitamin D and ways to overcome deficiency, for children and adults. Information on a...View Product
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