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Are you getting our free online newsletter? If not, here's what you could be missing: all the questions and answers about pharmaceuticals, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day;... (Read More)
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Q. My husband and I have been together for over 16 years. I'm 34 and he's a few years older. I'm the one who wants to have sex more often. I love him. He is a great guy, but sex... (Read More)
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Q. I frequently see medical personnel in their scrubs with their stethoscopes around their necks in the hospital cafeteria or even nearby restaurants. I wonder how often they sanitize those stethoscopes. They seem oblivious to the possibility that they might... (Read More)
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Q. A number of years ago, my blood pressure was 210/100. I took the prescribed medication but started reading about how to control high blood pressure naturally. I forget to take pills if I have no symptoms. I read that... (Read More)
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Years ago, there was a popular book titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. It was full of wisdom like Share everything, Play fair, Wash your hands before you eat and Clean up... (Read More)
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Q. I have had ear infections my entire life. I'm 30 and I still get two to four ear infections every year. I flew to Florida when I was 5 years old and my ear drum burst in air causing... (Read More)
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Q. About five years ago I began to suffer with severe pain in my left hip and leg. It was agonizing when I lay in bed. I had to crawl on hands and knees to climb stairs. Physical therapy did... (Read More)
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Q. I recently began using a castor oil pack (castor oil and a heating pad) on my tummy for abdominal pain on the advice of my acupuncturist. To my surprise, after about 10 applications, an itchy skin tag I'd had... (Read More)
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Q. My wife has been taking three Tums tablets (750 mg) daily for years as a source of calcium. Is this amount safe? She has lost her appetite. A. Your wife is getting 2250 mg of calcium carbonate daily, 40... (Read More)
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Tinnitus, often referred to as ringing in the ears, can be a terrible problem. The sufferer hears a sound that no one else perceives, whether it is hissing, booming, buzzing, chirping or clicking. It is very difficult to get the... (Read More)
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Q. I try to avoid aluminum as much as possible after reading that it was toxic to the brain. I was astonished to learn recently that tea is high in aluminum. I drink 4 or 5 cups of hot tea... (Read More)
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Q. I am a 73 year old retired RN who has been treated for high blood pressure since last August by an internist and a cardiologist. Every prescription they have written has had adverse side effects for me. Within a... (Read More)
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A friend recently asked us the question: "I would love to find out what you think about the thought-provoking article regarding a breakthrough against Alzheimer's disease." It's hardly any wonder people are intrigued. The headlines have been tantalizing. Forbes offered... (Read More)
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Are you worried that the word flu could scramble your speech so that you can't make yourself understood? This is the terrifying idea at the heart of Alena Graedon's novel, The Word Exchange.  The People's Pharmacy has made an exception... (Read More)
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Q. My home town is in extreme drought and about the only thing growing now are weeds. They were getting pretty tall, so I decided to mow. When I stopped to pick up a limb, I felt hot stinging and... (Read More)