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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.
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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.
Q. Life guards at Daytona Beach use a remedy for man-o-war stings that you should know about. Spray on white vinegar, scrape the stings with the edge of a credit card to get the barbs out, then run hot water over the area. That's the 1-2-3 treatment. A. Thanks for sharing this approach. Although uri…Read More
Q. I was searching for natural asthma relief and read that turmeric could tame wheezing. This is the main ingredient in curry powder. I have been swallowing spoonsful of them both for several days. I found that together with my inhalers they give a lot more relief for my COPD than I get from the inh…Read More
Q. When the skin on my fingertips cracks open, the splits are painful and take a long time to heal. I went to a dermatologist for a series of different pills and lotions but nothing has worked. This problem seems to happen more in the winter months. It just started again, with cracks on two fingerti…Read More
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Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,…
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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.
Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches to blood pressure control such as diet, supplements and special foods.
Download information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists.
Download this guide to getting off heartburn medicine. Preventing ulcers. Effective treatments for constipation and diarrhea. Foods and drugs that cause gas.
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 Proventil is the most commonly prescribed asthma inhaler in this country. Although this medicine is also available in tablet form for oral use, the aerosol formulation is less likely to cause general side effects and is more frequently prescribed. Proventil Inhaler is prescribed for the pre…Helps with:
Atacand is used to treat hypertension and heart failure. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=2154Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacand …Helps with:
Overview Inderal LA is a special long-acting formulation of a propranolol, the pre-eminent member of a class medicines called beta blockers. That means these drugs work in part by blunting the action of adrenaline, the body's natural fight or flight chemical. People normally respond to stressful…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!
Hops have been used to flavor beer for nearly a thousand years. This plant, a member of the same family as marijuana, is cultivated commercially in England, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the United States, as well as parts of South America and Australia. The part of the plant used, the cone-like …Helps with:
Garlic is valued in many parts of the world for its pungent aroma and flavor. It is possible that garlic's biological activity and popularity in Mediterranean cuisines contribute to the healthful effects of the "Mediterranean diet." Most investigations of garlic's health benefits have considered its…Helps with:
Milk thistle, also referred to as St. Mary's thistle, lady thistle, or holy thistle, originated in the Mediterranean region and was grown and used as a vegetable throughout Europe. It was brought to the United States and has adapted to life in the wild in California and along the East Coast. It is a…Helps with:
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