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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. I began taking meloxicam in April for inflammation. By June my stomach was so messed up I couldn't stand it. My pain doctor switched… Read More
Q. My doctor recently suggested that I should start taking metformin to help prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer. When I looked the drug up… 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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Ginkgo biloba has become a popular herb in health food stores because of its reputation for improving circulation and brain function. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association a year ago showed that ginkgo was no better than placebo for delaying the onset of Alzheimer's di…Read More
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Q. I am responding to a recent column about omega-3 fats changing hair color. When I was 30 years old, my formerly dark brown hair had turned completely gray. Now at age 63 I have a lot of my former hair color back. I have been getting omega-3 fats in the form of tuna, flax, walnuts and dietary supp…Read More
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Q. I am very disappointed that you suggest gin-soaked raisins to relieve arthritis pain. I have served on the local Public Education Committee for the Arthritis Foundation. During one meeting someone mentioned this remedy. A physician at the meeting said sarcastically, "Forget the raisins and just d…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 information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists.
Download the guide to pros and cons of popular antidepressants; advice on getting off drugs like Cymbalta, Effexor or Paxil; the connection between antidepressants and suicide. Non-drug approaches.
Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches to blood pressure control such as diet, supplements and special foods.
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.
Boniva is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8750 Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibandronic_acid…Helps with:
NovoLog Mix 70/30 is used to control hyperglycemia in those with diabetes. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8768Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NovoLog …Helps with:
Overview Effexor is one of the new generation of antidepressants, but it is not chemically related to Prozac or similar medications. This medication affects many systems of chemical messengers (the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) in the brain.Studies indicate that it is an …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!
This small evergreen is one of several juniper species native to the northern hemisphere. It has the distinction, however, of being the principal flavoring for a commonly used alcoholic beverage, gin. The aromatic "berries" (actually cones of this evergreen) have also been used in herbal medicine fo…Helps with:
This plant, native to North American forests, has a number of popular names: bugbane, black snakeroot, rattleroot, and squaw root. It sends up graceful tall spires of white flowers; the black in its common name refers to the root or rhizome, as does cohosh, Algonquian for "rough." Native Americans p…Helps with:
Psyllium seeds (also known as blond psyllium or ispaghula) are derived from a species of plantain that is native to India and Iran. The seeds are small and reddish-brown, with no distinctive aroma and almost no flavor. They absorb water and become surrounded with mucilage that has excellent emulsify…Helps with:
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Statins such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin or simvastatin have been the mainstay in cholesterol control for decades. The evidence that they prevent second he...1217 Reads TodayRead This Post
Narcotic medications can be essential for managing severe pain, but they also can cause quite serious constipation that is difficult to control with everyday...610 Reads TodayRead This Post
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