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    By: The People's Pharmacy August 24, 2015 5 Comments
    Is It Safe to Use Testosterone to Boost Sex Driv…

    When most people think about differences in sex drive between men and women, they automatically assume that men want sex a lot more than women. That is not always true. We have received an amazing num…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 24, 2015 1 Comments
    Melon Reaction Could Signal Deadly Latex Allergy

    Paying attention to your body and how it reacts to foods is an important step to figuring out what you should be eating and what you should avoid. Even foods that are full of nutrients are not necessa…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 24, 2015 18 Comments
    Generic Drugs Banned in Europe But Not in the US

    Over a year ago we received a message from a pharmaceutical research scientist. He worked for a large clinical research company in India that tested generic drugs to see whether they reached blood lev…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 23, 2015 5 Comments
    Pharmacist Speaks Up About Statin Side Effects

    Do health professionals trust the pharmaceutical industry too much? That is the provocative question raised by a pharmacist who has had personal difficulties taking statins: Q. I am a retired pharmaci…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 23, 2015 4 Comments
    Low-Carb Diet Helps People with Diabetes

    Every so often a medical professional takes us to task for leaving something important out of an answer we have given a reader. Rarely are we chastised for overlooking or failing to mention a simple …

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 23, 2015 3 Comments
    Reader Praises Voltaren Gel

    Many people recognize that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs such as diclofenac (Voltaren) can provide relief from inflammation and pain but have some important side effects if they are used…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 23, 2015 6 Comments
    Certo Recipe for Joint Pain

    The pain of arthritic joints can often be unrelenting, so it is no wonder that people are always on the lookout for strategies that help manage it better. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)…

    By: Terry Graedon August 20, 2015 22 Comments
    Show 931: How to Stay Healthy at Home with Simpl…

    If you have ever wondered whether there is a good way to take fewer prescription medicines and treat more of your everyday ailments with natural approaches, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog has good news for you.…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 20, 2015 8 Comments
    The Inside Story on the Female Sex Pill Flibanse…

    There has been a great deal of excitement about the FDA's announcement that it has finally approved Addyi for women with low sex drive. Not surprisingly, this is the hot health story this week and the…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 20, 2015 10 Comments
    Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Flag Over Time

    Weight loss surgery has gotten a great deal of attention because it seems to reverse diabetes quickly and lead to major weight loss for people who had struggled to lose weight through dieting. Making …

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 19, 2015 3 Comments
    Eating Right for Better Brain Power with Age

    A combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet has been shown to help older people stay sharp longer. The diet, called MIND for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative De…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 19, 2015 1 Comments
    High Glycemic Index Diets Trigger Depression

    What we eat has important effects on our physiology. Should you follow a low-carb or a low-fat diet? The controversy is ongoing. While many nutrition experts maintain firmly that all calories are equa…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 19, 2015 1 Comments
    How Accurate Is the Cardiac Risk Calculator?

    New guidelines for preventing heart disease with statin-type drugs are still causing controversy, as they have been since they were released over two years ago. We wrote about the kerfuffle then, but…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 19, 2015 9 Comments
    Better Cleaning of Hospital Rooms Could Reduce I…

    The next time you have to go to the hospital you may want to ask how they clean their rooms. That's because there is a worrisome lack of data about the best cleaning techniques for patients' rooms. He…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 3 Comments
    Brain Freeze Saved the Day By Stopping Migraine …

    Q. I read your "brain freeze" article just days before waking up with a migraine. Whenever I get a migraine I wake up with it, so I have no warning and begin vomiting within 5 or 10 minutes. Usually I…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 0 Comments
    Don’t Miss Out on Women’s MoM Deodor…

    We don't often put our body care products on sale, but this month we are offering a 20% discount on our People's Pharmacy MoM roll-on deodorant with fragrance for women. The weather is hot and our wom…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 91 Comments
    Reader Dismisses Mustard for Leg Cramps as Junk …

    Q. I am disappointed in your response to the person who claimed that swallowing a teaspoonful of mustard cured severe leg cramps in two minutes. You agreed with the writer that it was most likely the …

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 3 Comments
    What Are the Risks of Tooth Whitening?

    With access to good dental care, it is now possible to keep teeth healthier compared to past decades. Many people are now taking steps to keep their pearly whites prettier, too. This reader wants to k…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 6 Comments
    Can Older People Benefit from Less Blood Pressur…

    The treatment of high blood pressure has garnered unexpected attention in the past few years. Who would have guessed that the question of how high is too high could become controversial? Although new…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 4 Comments
    Medicines that Shift Serotonin Levels Can Cause …

    Serotonin used to be an esoteric term used by neuroscientists to describe a chemical found in the brain, digestive tract and blood. But thanks to drugs like Paxil,  Prozac and Zoloft, this chemical t…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 10 Comments
    Will Supplement Ward Off Macular Degeneration an…

    Macular degeneration is one of the principal causes of vision loss among older Americans. In this condition, the central part of the retina (a spot called the macula) deteriorates. The result is an i…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 17, 2015 2 Comments
    Prednisone Side Effect Led to Hip Replacement

    One of the great benefits of an interactive website such as this one is that people get to point out things we may have omitted. They often illustrate their points with their own experience. This read…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 13, 2015 9 Comments
    Show 1003: From Lyme to Alpha-Gal: The Latest on…

    Tick-borne diseases are extremely widespread, but they seem to be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat. Science has now recognized many more conditions that result from tick bites than were known e…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 13, 2015 9 Comments
    Trans Fat Is Worse Than Sat Fat When It Comes to…

    When it comes to diet...saturated fat has been the number one public health enemy for decades. For years, American were urged to eat margarine instead of butter because margarine had no cholesterol. I…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 13, 2015 3 Comments
    Testosterone May Help Instead of Harm Men’…

    Testosterone may not be as bad for men's hearts as public health authorities have cautioned. The FDA recently warned that men who use testosterone replacement therapy are at higher risk for heart atta…

    By: Joe Graedon August 13, 2015 15 Comments
    Could Floating Poop Be A Sign of Celiac Disease?

    Several years ago we heard from a concerned reader that his bowel movements floated. At first he worried it might be something really serious, like pancreatic cancer. But then he realized he would hav…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 13, 2015 2 Comments
    Southern Cooking Bumps Risk of Heart Attacks

    Southern cooking, with its emphasis on fried foods, biscuits and sweet tea, is hard on the heart. How Do We Know? A team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham examined data from more than 17,00…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 13, 2015 0 Comments
    Kiddy Meals of Fish Reduce Risk of Rhinitis Late…

    Runny noses are among the most common health complaints of childhood. Swedish researchers conducted an eight-year long study to find out if diet has an impact on the risk of rhinitis. The Study: There…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 10, 2015 6 Comments
    Cherries Are Cherished for Fighting Inflammation

    Summer is cherry season. For several weeks you can get fresh cherries at your local market. The rest of the year cherry lovers rely on frozen, canned or dried cherries to satisfy their cravings. Most …

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 10, 2015 9 Comments
    Wife Hates Husband’s Ugly Feet

    Have you ever felt ashamed of your nasty nails? This man has had his feet banished from public view. Q. My wife says I have ugly feet. What she really means is that she hates to look at my toenails. E…