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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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Q. My husband's feet stink sooo bad that it actually puts me in a bad mood! He showers daily and uses foot powder in his boots, but it does NOT help.I'm tired of the house smelling like rotten feet. Any ideas? Please help me. I'm at my wits end!A. Persistently smelly feet may be caused b…Read More
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Q. A few months ago, I read in your column about someone who was using cinnamon to lower cholesterol and found that it also helped alleviate the symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon. I tried it for Raynaud's, and I'm happy to say it works like a charm. The beauty of it is I only have to take the cinnamo…Read More
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Q. I enjoy reading about Noxzema in your column. I have used this product on my hemorrhoids for years. I used to work for General Motors as a power fork truck driver. I sat on leather seat, sweating, for hours. Five or six days a week I drove all over the plant delivering materials. You can imagine …Read More
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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
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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 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 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.
What symptoms signal an underactive or overactive thyroid? Download the Guide to Thyroid Hormones with everything you need to know about testing, treatment, and side effects. The latest on thyroid and osteoporosis.
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 Accupril is one of a group of drugs that includes Vasotec and Capoten. These medications are called ACE inhibitors because they affect an enzyme (angiotensin-converting enzyme) important in regulating blood pressure. Accupril is often used to treat high blood pressure; it may also be prescr…Helps with:
Overview Vasotec is one of the most successful blood pressure medicines on the market. It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors which includes Accupril, Capoten, Prinivil and Zestril, among others. The development of this group of medications almost reads like a medical mystery. It all s…Helps with:
Overview Until fairly recently, women at risk of osteoporosis had a difficult choice: taking estrogen strengthened the bones, but increased the risk of breast cancer. Evista belongs in a new category of drugs, selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs. By tailoring the molecule's estrogenic 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!
Two different plants carry the common name chamomile. One of them, M. chamomilla, is sometimes referred to as Hungarian, German, or genuine chamomile to distinguish it from C. nobile, Roman or English chamomile. The older terminology for C. nobile is Anthemis nobilis. These very popular herbs are us…Helps with:
Seeds of the fruit of the vine, once discarded as waste after the juice was pressed out for wine, have become the source of a popular dietary supplement. Grapes were first cultivated near the Caspian Sea, and their use as food and drink had spread throughout the Mediterranean world before the Bible …Helps with:
Until a few years ago, tea might have seemed more appropriately addressed in a cookbook than in a book about herbs. This beverage is probably the most frequently consumed in the world after plain water. To be sure, it has the requisite ancient history, with its use going back more than three thousan…Helps with:
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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.
Q. I dropped a jug of milk on my foot recently, causing swelling, extreme pain and black and blue marks up to my ankle lasting more than three weeks. At that...4643 Reads TodayRead This Post
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