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    By: The People's Pharmacy May 4, 2015 1 Comments
    MoM for Mom: Milk of Magnesia Deodorant Discount…

    Just in time for Mother's Day, we are offering a special 20% off discount on our Women's Fragrance MoM (milk of magnesia) aluminum-free deodorant. Would your mom appreciate an underarm product with no…

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    A Warm Welcome to High Plains Public Radio Liste…

    We are absolutely delighted to welcome new listeners in western Kansas, The Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and eastern Colorado through High Plains Public Radio, which recently started carrying The Pe…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 4, 2015 2 Comments
    Penis Injections Cost Less Than Viagra

    Thanks to Viagra, the term "erectile dysfunction" or ED has become a household word. But despite the popularity of this drug and similar pills, older approaches to treating erection difficulties can b…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 4, 2015 3 Comments
    Can You Overdose on Ginger?

    The acid-suppressing drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are intended for treating serious acid reflux known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. In practice, though, medicines such as esome…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 4, 2015 5 Comments
    Anti-Anxiety Drugs Pose Hazards for Seniors

    Americans are anxious. That is the inescapable conclusion of a recent analysis of anti-anxiety drug use (JAMA Psychiatry, Feb. 2015). The study shows that more than 10 percent of women over 60 are tak…

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    Nondrug Treatments for Granuloma Annulare

    When a skin condition is difficult to treat, it can cause embarrassment and distress even if it is not dangerous. Granuloma annulare is one such condition that may go away on its own or last for years…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 4, 2015 1 Comments
    Statins Raise the Risk of Developing Diabetes

    Statin drugs to lower cholesterol are prescribed very widely and are generally seen as well tolerated. Although many people, especially younger individuals, seem to do well with low doses of statins, …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 3, 2015 4 Comments
    How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

    What you probably learned about vitamin D in school was that it is the "sunshine vitamin" and that you need it for bone health. That is true as far as it goes. There is now significant controversy amo…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 3, 2015 9 Comments
    Simple Way to Enjoy Cocoa Flavanols Without Extr…

    The flavanols from cacao have a lot of interesting physiological effects on the human body. But some nutrition scientists cringe when we write about the health benefits of chocolate. Even dark chocola…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 30, 2015 7 Comments
    Show 991: New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services collaborate on producing Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These are supposed to tell us what we should be eating. The…

    By: Joe Graedon April 30, 2015 14 Comments
    Actos Maker Settles Lawsuits Worth Billions but …

    The drug Actos (pioglitazone) has been one of the most financially successful drugs in the history of diabetes treatment. It first went on sale in the U.S. in 1999. Since then it has been estimated th…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 30, 2015 4 Comments
    Listening to Stories Prepares Young ChildrenR…

    Two studies reported at a recent meeting suggest what many parents already suspect: reading stories together is better for kids than watching television. Watching TV Children who watch television for …

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 30, 2015 8 Comments
    Study Confirms Chemo Brain Reaction

    Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have long complained of cognitive problems that make it hard to focus on tasks or remember things. They've dubbed it chemo brain, but clinicians have wondered i…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 30, 2015 4 Comments
    Do Diabetes Drugs Help or Hurt the Heart?

    New drugs for type 2 diabetes have become extremely popular in recent years. One, Januvia, earned more than $4 billion last year. But questions have been raised about whether drugs like Januvia, Ongly…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 30, 2015 2 Comments
    What Else Could Hospitals Do to Reduce Deadly In…

    Hospital acquired C. diff infections cause dangerous diarrhea that can be life-threatening. A new study almost 400 hospitals shows that nearly half of them have not taken all recommended precautions t…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 30, 2015 0 Comments
    Could Gratitude Help the Heart Grow Stronger?

    Heart failure is a hard-to-treat condition that results when the heart does not have adequate pumping power. About 5 million Americans suffer from this chronic condition, which often leads to repeat h…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 14 Comments
    Garlic Keeps Her Bladder Infections at Bay

    Recurrent urinary tract infections can be very hard to fend off, so we are interested in this reader's success with a simple supplement. Women who are susceptible to this problem will recognize the in…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 9 Comments
    Lowering Cholesterol with Vinegar

    Although doctors are determined to get cholesterol down in order to lower the risk of a heart attack, some people don't like the idea of taking a statin-type cholesterol-lowering medicine. They may ha…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 3 Comments
    Beware Dangerous Grapefruit Juice Interactions w…

    Grapefruit and grapefruit juice have the potential to interact in a dangerous way with a wide range of medications. It makes sense to ask the prescriber and the pharmacist about this potential. Q. I'v…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 7 Comments
    How to Keep Ticks from Biting

    Considering the diseases that ticks can transmit, it makes sense to be as prudent as possible in avoiding tick bites. Q. I am phobic about ticks, having had Rocky Mountain spotted fever as a result of…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 4 Comments
    Root Beer Is One Reader’s Cure for Canker …

    Canker sores go by the medical term aphthous ulcers. By any name, they are painful, so a way to speed healing is a boon. Q. Several years ago when I was a teenager, I was nearly hospitalized because m…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 9 Comments
    Turmeric Is as Good as Gold for Health

    Most Americans have never heard of the spice turmeric. And yet, millions consume it on a regular basis without realizing it. That's because this Asian spice provides the color in yellow mustard. Turme…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 27, 2015 8 Comments
    Topical Pain Reliever Eases Knee Arthritis

    People with arthritis pain often find themselves caught between two terrible alternatives: suffer the pain, or suffer the side effects of the usual pain relievers. NSAIDS have some serious drawbacks, …

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 8 Comments
    Show 990: Diet and Lifestyle as Gene Therapy

    We are all born with certain genes that help determine our height and the color of our eyes as well as our likelihood of developing certain diseases. The genes don't change, but their activity can cha…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 10 Comments
    Blood Pressure Drug Combos That Could Be Lethal

    When doctors prescribe blood pressure medication, their goal is to reduce the likelihood that a patient with hypertension will develop heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage, eye problems or even Alzhe…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 5 Comments
    Mindfulness-Based Therapy Can Help Against Depre…

    People with recurrent depression may benefit from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, according to a new study. The study took place in England and included 424 people with recurrent major depression…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 3 Comments
    Joe Graedon Discusses Generic Drugs on WTVD

    Joe Graedon talked about the pros and cons of generic drugs on ABC11 (WTVD Durham NC) on April 22, 2015. Here's a link. Saving money is a big advantage, but only if the medication works properly. How …

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 0 Comments
    New Cancer Drugs Use the Immune System to Treat …

    Cancer treatment is changing with the development of new agents that work through the immune system. A combination of two of the newer drugs, ipilimumab (Yervoy) and nivolumab (Opdivo), works better t…

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 0 Comments
    New Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma and Lung…

    A new cancer drug, pembrolizumab (Keytruda), produced encouraging results for melanoma patients. It was approved last year for patients whose melanoma had not responded to ipilimumab (Yervoy). In the …

    By: The People's Pharmacy April 23, 2015 8 Comments
    Another Scary Side Effect Linked to Heartburn Dr…

    Canadian researchers have found that older people taking acid suppressing drugs such as esomeprazole, lansoprazole and omeprazole are at higher risk for kidney failure. The scientists used medication …