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    By: The People's Pharmacy August 28, 2015 0 Comments
    New FDA Warning About Januvia Joint Pain Side Ef…

    On August 28, 2015, the FDA issued the following caution: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and aloglipt…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 27, 2015 0 Comments
    Show 1004: Doctors’ Secret Language

    Have you ever wondered about the big words your doctor uses? Physicians have a language all their own. Not only do they have specialized technical terminology, but they also have their own slang. What…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 27, 2015 0 Comments
    Regular Aspirin Use Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer

    Aspirin use can help prevent colon cancer, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A study of more than 112,000 Danes took advantage of the country's excellent medical records that c…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 27, 2015 0 Comments
    Big Study Raises Questions about Best Treatment …

    New data published in JAMA Oncology raise questions about the best way to treat a breast condition called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. About 60,000 women in the US are diagnosed with this each y…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 27, 2015 0 Comments
    Elders Did Not Boost Brain Power with Exercise

    Can older people keep their brains sharp as they age? Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are disappointing. Neither regular exercise among previously sedentary el…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 27, 2015 0 Comments
    Fish Oil Failed to Protect Older People from Alz…

    Previous studies have suggested that people who eat diets rich in omega-3 fats from fish or nuts are more likely to retain their cognitive abilities. But now a randomized controlled trial shows that f…

    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 26 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 7 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 7 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 10 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 92 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…