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Latest Drug Side Effect Information
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.
- Alternative Health
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 got 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 s…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
Recent Radio Shows
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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 the 8-page guide to the best shampoo and conditioners. Drugs that may cause hair loss. Fighting nail fungus with home remedies. Dandruff solutions.
Download the guide: Heart disease is still a top killer, and high cholesterol is an important risk factor. 8 pages on the pros and cons of statins as well as non-statin drugs for cholesterol.
Download this guide to medicines that can mess up your love life, lower libido or cause impotence. Discover practical solutions to this common problem.
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.
Overview Serevent is a long-acting bronchodilator. This asthma inhaler is gaining in popularity because of its convenience: it is usually prescribed for use just twice daily (morning and evening). The long duration of action(up to 12 hours)a may help prevent night-time asthma attacks.Serevent Inhala…Helps with:
Namenda is used to treat dementia in Alzheimer's patients. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5210Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namenda…Helps with:
Methylin is a psychostimulant used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4540Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylin…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!
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:
Ginseng has been used for more than two millennia in China, where the earliest written description of its use appeared in a medical book written during the Han dynasty, before a.d. 100. At that time, the expert recommended it for "repairing the five viscera, quietening the spirit, curbing the emotio…Helps with:
This familiar plant is native to Europe, northern Africa, and central Asia, but red clover is also grown for pasturage and as a rotation crop in the Americas and Australia. (Nodules on the roots fix nitrogen, enhancing the soil.) American children traditionally love hunting in a patch of red clover …Helps with:
Trending Health Concerns
We’ve got thousands of articles on health concerns from Diabetes to Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis. If you’ve got questions about a health condition, chances are we’ve got you covered. Start with the articles listed here, or click “View All Health Concerns” to see more.
Check your email and chances are you will find spam. Even with a filter to block out unwanted messages, some junk slips through. These ads frequently offer t...497 Reads TodayRead This Post
Q. My 12-year-old daughter has very large bowel movements, so large, in fact, that she quite often plugs the toilet. They are hard and dry. She has no other ...250 Reads TodayRead This Post
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...248 Reads TodayRead This Post
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Download information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists...View Product
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