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Prescription 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.
Goldilocks didn't know beans about cholesterol, but she was an expert on porridge—not too hot, not too cold. We wish cardiologists were more willing to… Read More
Q. What can you tell me about the after-effects of surgical anesthesia? I am a healthy 72-year-old man, still very active. Five days ago I… 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 prescription, or just a little TLC from your garden? Find out here.
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Q. My daughter is a nurse who likes to keep her Mum healthy. She recently brought me soy-based lecithin. I mix the granules into food and I’ve noticed that my nails have become very strong. All my life before this they were weak and broke and splintered easily. My knee pain has disappeared and my …Read More
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Q. I’d like to share my favorite remedy for a sore throat. It’s not for everyone, but it works for me. I take any kind of juice, preferably citrus, which I mix half and half with water. Then I shake in as much cayenne pepper as I can stand. (As I said, it's not for everyone!) After shaking the b…Read More
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Have you ever found yourself getting drowsy while driving? It has happened to us and it is incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths.” The C…Read More
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Gluten has become a household name in the last few years, with many crackers, cereals and other food products advertised as gluten free. What is… Listen to this Show
Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn… Listen to this Show
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
People's Pharmacy Health Guides
In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge and experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choices and take control of your treatment options.
Our free drug safety questionnaire helps you get critical information from your doctor or pharmacist. Just print the questionnaire, take it with you, and have the doctor or pharmacist fill it...
Download home remedies and medicines for acne and excessive sweating. Oxybenzone-free sunscreens. Coping with dry skin, eczema, wrinkles and psoriasis. Inexpensive barnyard beauty aids.
Download information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists.
Drug Library Resources
Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been prescribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.
Provigil is used to promote wakefulness in those with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, and shift work sleep disorder. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7205Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly informatio…Helps with:
Advair Diskus is used for the long-term maintenance treatment of asthma. It is only for people whose ashtma symptoms are not well-controlled on other asthma medications, as one of its active ingredients (salmeterol) may increase the likelihood of asthma-related death. Full prescribing informati…Helps with:
NovoLog Mix 70/30 is used to control hyperglycemia in those with diabetes. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8768Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NovoLog …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!
Stinging nettle is native to Europe, but it has become established in North America and now grows in Canada and throughout the United States. It is best known for its ability to provoke an impressive rash (urticaria) that stings for up to twelve hours after contact with the tiny toxic hairs of the p…Helps with:
The term "dong quai" (a Chinese name that is sometimes transliterated tang-kuei or dang-gui) refers to a plant known either as A. polymorpha var. sinensis or simply as A. sinensis. As the name suggests, this member of the celery family comes out of the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China, it…Helps with:
Cranberries are a traditional part of the Thanksgiving feast in America, where V. macrocarpon is part of the native flora. Recent interest in cranberries, however, goes beyond sauce or relish. A traditional women's belief (or old wives' tale) that cranberry juice can be beneficial for urinary tract …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.
Q. I have gone to a podiatrist for nail fungus several times. He has given me samples of prescription medicine that help as long as I use them. Once the medi...338 Reads TodayRead This Post
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Q. You have written about the EpiPen for treating allergic reactions, especially to bee stings. I just spent 8 hours in an emergency room with an allergic re...204 Reads TodayRead This Post
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