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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: An ever-increasing appreciation of the complexity of ecosystems has begun to change farming... (Read More)
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We invite you to tune in to our award-winning radio show. It is heard by more than 200,000 other listeners on over 160 radio stations around the country. Each week you can hear the latest expert opinions on cutting edge... (Read More)
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Q. When my brother was young he took a drink from a bottle of pop not realizing there was a wasp inside the bottle. It stung him far down his throat, which quickly began swelling up. We had a general... (Read More)
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Q. You have sometimes written about ways to treat athlete's foot, but you haven't mentioned the best one: BLEACH! On the rare occasion that I get a toe fissure or itchy sole, I just pour several glugs of bleach into... (Read More)
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Q. My favorite People's Pharmacy cure? Archway Coconut cookies for diarrhea. Normally one small cookie does the trick for me, small children and, oh yes, even my dogs. I gave one to my daughter's beagle when she had a bout... (Read More)
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Doctors are divided about the benefits and risks of statins against heart disease. On one side are the enthusiasts who believe that almost everyone over the age of 50 should be on a drug like atorvastatin or simvastatin. On the... (Read More)
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Q. I have heard that many medications can cause hair loss. Is this side effect temporary? Does the hair grow back when the drug is stopped? A. A surprising number of medications can cause temporary hair loss including blood pressure... (Read More)
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Q. My husband and I both take fish oil supplements and Benecol Smart Chews to lower our cholesterol, but our doctor wants us to raise our HDL. I started restricting my carb intake to see if that might have an... (Read More)
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Q. Recently I took a dear friend to the ER. We thought she had a urinary tract infection. She was so weak she needed a wheelchair to get into the hospital. After running numerous tests, they ruled out infection. The... (Read More)
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Earlier this week, during routine website maintenance our web store was temporarily inoperable. Many customers were disappointed that they were not able to make their purchases, and we apologize. At no time was any customer's credit card information at risk.... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: People often hold fast to their favorite dietary dogma and get annoyed if... (Read More)
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Q. I have fig trees in my back yard and they were especially fruitful this year. I love fresh figs, but lately I have been experiencing a scary reaction. My lips tingle and my tongue swells up. Could this be... (Read More)
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Q. Many years ago, while my dad was stationed in Hawaii, I climbed the mango trees to pick mangos for chutney. I got such a terrible reaction: my eyes were swollen shut, my hands were so swollen I couldn't close... (Read More)
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Q. I have had success using fresh pineapple peel on a plantar wart. I applied the pineapple skin to the wart overnight with the fleshy fruit side toward the foot. I saved the peel in a plastic bag in the... (Read More)
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Q. No one would ever suspect that I have just been diagnosed with osteopenia (weakened bones). I am a man in remarkably good health with blood results to kill for. I work out three times a week at the gym,... (Read More)