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    By: The People's Pharmacy May 28, 2015 4 Comments
    Seeking Solutions and Home Remedies for Smelly F…

    Q. My sons and their friends think it is cool to wear loafers and sneakers without socks. When they hang out at our house and watch TV, they like to take their shoes off. Does the room smell! I doubt …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 28, 2015 0 Comments
    Show 994: Learn How One Doctor Is Reversing Alzh…

    Alzheimer's disease is a prospect as frightening to many of us as cancer, and with poor treatment options. Most of the costly medications used in treating this type of dementia do little more than del…

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    Woman Has Heart Attack Despite Very Low Choleste…

    Q. I thought you only got heart disease if you had high cholesterol. My friend, a woman 53 years old, had a heart attack even though her cholesterol was 141 (HDL 49, triglycerides 124 and LDL 67). The…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 28, 2015 0 Comments
    Cleaning Products Make Asthma Symptoms Worse

    Spring cleaning could make asthma symptoms worse, according to a new study. The scientists studied 21 women who worked for cleaning services in Barcelona, Spain. All of the women had had asthma sympto…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 28, 2015 1 Comments
    Soy Compound Fails to Relieve Asthma Symptoms

    Past observations have suggested that a compound from soy called genistein might ease asthma symptoms. That's partly because high levels of this isoflavone can reduce the inflammatory compounds produc…

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    Coffee Drinkers Have Less Erectile Dysfunction

    Over the last several years, researchers have found numerous benefits for coffee drinkers. People who drink coffee every day are less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (American Journal of …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 28, 2015 2 Comments
    Clamping Umbilical Cord Later Can Help Babies

    A little bit of patience from birth attendants may be good for babies, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. In the interests of efficiency and concern about complications, some obstetricians h…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 28, 2015 0 Comments
    Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease May …

    The usual picture of a person with Alzheimer's disease is someone who can't remember what he had for breakfast and is constantly repeating the same story or question. A new study shows, however, that …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 23 Comments
    Can You Put Lipstick on Big Pharma and Its Piggy…

    Big Pharma has a problem. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Drug Makers are Having Trouble Improving Their Reputations." A new survey shows that drug companies are not perceived as outstanding in…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 4 Comments
    Turmeric Plus Coumadin Triggered Scary Nosebleed

    Turmeric and its major component curcumin can cause bleeding trouble when combined with drugs used to prevent clotting. It is smart to check on possible interactions before mixing herbs and medication…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 4 Comments
    Cowgirl Swears by Black Cherry Juice for Gout

    Gout causes excruciating pain, and people who suffer are desperate for relief. Many have found that black cherry juice is a wonderful remedy for this condition. Q. I am 53 and an aging old cowgirl. I'…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 5 Comments
    Chewing Gum Can Help Ease Acid Reflux

    An inexpensive and simple tactic-chewing gum after meals-helped one reader overcome acid reflux problems. Q. I have had difficulty with reflux since childhood. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Pr…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 1 Comments
    Simple Remedy to Ease Migraine Headache Pain

    Migraine headaches are often debilitating. There are prescription medications ("triptans") that can be very effective in alleviating the pain of a migraine. They are often expensive, however, and they…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Beating Nose Spray Addiction with an OTC Product

    Nose spray addiction can keep people using a decongestant spray for months or even years, rather than the three days specified on most OTC labels. The trouble is that allergies (and even many colds) l…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Itchy Rash Responds to Soothing Yogurt

    What could be more infuriating than an itchy rash that won't go away? Perhaps that is why people have applied so many improbable remedies to itchy skin to soothe it. Sometimes, though, an approach tha…

    By: Terry Graedon May 21, 2015 15 Comments
    Show 955: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (Arc…

    What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious cancers? Doctors recognize that such remissions sometimes occur, but they rarely study them. The problem is that re…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Welcoming Our New Listeners in Fayetteville and …

    We are very pleased to welcome new listeners in Fayetteville and the Sandhills of North Carolina. The former campus station of Fayetteville State University in southeastern North Carolina, WFSS, now a…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Listen to Dr. Susan Love

    In this extended interview, Dr. Susan Love discusses what we now know about breast cancer and how that has changed in recent years. [audio mp3="http://cdn2.peoplespharmacy.com/wp-content/uploads/Susan-…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 5 Comments
    Timing of Mammograms Remains a Contentious Topic

    Recommendations on the timing of mammograms-when and how often women should get mammograms to detect breast cancer-have been confusing, contradictory and controversial. When Should Women Start Getting…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 10 Comments
    Cinnamon Plus Statins Could Be Extremely Harmful…

    A Trip to the ER A woman showed up in the emergency department at the Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan "complaining of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and diarrhe…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 5 Comments
    Aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is There…

    Q. Is it true that aluminum contributes to Alzheimer's disease? If so, I would like to avoid it as much as possible. Are there any underarm deodorants that don't contain aluminum? A. Aluminum's potent…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 6 Comments
    Study Shows When Women with Dense Breasts Need E…

    Women who have dense breasts have long been told that this increases their risk of breast cancer and makes it more difficult to detect--a sort of catch-22. Sometimes additional imaging such as an MRI …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 4 Comments
    Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Reduce the Risk of St…

    New Benefit from Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Cholesterol-lowering drugs are usually prescribed to reduce the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged people. A new study published in The BMJ shows that the…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 14 Comments
    Finding the Cause of IBS

    IBS as Mystery Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS has long been a mystery to doctors. It causes the sufferer cramps, constipation or diarrhea and a lot of other digestive distress, but until now…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Peppermint Oil Eases Symptoms of IBS

    A presentation at the Digestive Disease Week annual meeting demonstrated the effectiveness of enteric-coated peppermint oil for relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, also called IBS. The Pep…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 14 Comments
    Home Remedies for Hiccups are Fast, Inexpensive …

    If you have ever suffered from hiccups you know how darned disruptive they can be. Most of the time a bout of hiccups is mildly annoying. But sometimes hiccups hang around, not for minutes or hours, b…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 9 Comments
    Does FDA Care Whether Generic Drugs Work?

    There has been a lively debate about whether generic drugs are truly equivalent to their brand-name equivalents. That has been stirred up even further by questions about the effectiveness of certain g…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 10 Comments
    Do Communion Wafers Spread Germs?

    Whenever people gather together, there is a potential for germs to spread from one to another. Some people have wondered whether the Communion chalice could be a way that colds could travel, while ot…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 10 Comments
    Doctors Still Doubt Antidepressants Can Trigger …

    Shortly after Prozac was approved for treating depression in 1987 we received a heartbreaking letter from a physician. He was writing as a bereaved father: "My daughter committed suicide in 1988 one m…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 6 Comments
    Treated Clothing Repels Ticks

    When tick season arrives, it is important to use every means possible to prevent tick-borne disease. An initial step is to wear treated clothing to keep them off. Q. I enjoyed your article about tic…