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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. 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
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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 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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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 an experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choicesand take control of your treatment options.
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.
St. John's Wort is a popular herbal treatment for depression. Download the pdf guide.
Download this guide to foods and drugs that are dangerous when combined with this blood thinner. Learn how to balance vitamin K intake.
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 Serevent is a long-acting bronchodilator. This asthma inhaler is gaining in popularity because of its convenience: it is usually prescribed for use just twice daily (morning and evening). The long duration of action(up to 12 hours)a may help prevent night-time asthma attacks.Serevent Inhala…Helps with:
Overview Capoten was the first of a new class of blood pressure medicines called ACE (for angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors. The development of this unique drug almost reads like a medical mystery. It all started with the venom of a poisonous Brazilian snake, the deadly jararaca, whose bite …Helps with:
Overview Zithromax is an antibiotic used to treat respiratory tract infections, infections of the skin, and the sexually transmitted disease Chlamydia trachomatis. Children may be given Zithromax for ear infections and certain sore throats. It is also prescribed for HIV-positive patients who have de…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!
_Arnica montana_ is a perennial flowering plant native to southern Russia and other mountainous areas in Europe. In Germany, _A. montana_ is a protected species, so the pharmacopoeia there includes the very similar species _A. chamissonis._ (French and Swiss pharmacopoeias do not permit this substit…Helps with:
St. John's wort has long been used in Europe for treating mood disorders and has become very popular in the United States. The plant itself is a perennial native to Europe, but it has adapted well to North America and grows as a weed in many places. (Indeed, it is sometimes called klamath weed o…Helps with:
Ma huang, Chinese ephedra, was used to treat asthma, or at least wheezing, five thousand years ago. The Herbal Classic of the Divine Plowman described it as an herb of "middle class," referring to its perceived usefulness rather than to a social standing. It has been part of the Chinese herbal pharm…Helps with:
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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...1516 Reads TodayRead This Post
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