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Cancer is a dreaded disease, and with good reason. It will soon overtake heart disease as the number one killer in the U.S., and the rest of the world is not far behind. Conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or... (Read More)
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Q. My husband has psoriasis. His skin is dry and flaky and he gets very bad patches that bleed. He has found that the sun helps heal his skin but he refuses to wear sunscreen, thinking it will undo the... (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: What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious... (Read More)
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Q. I read a letter in your column from a person whose cholesterol had gone up dramatically after taking glucosamine. I had the same thing happen. I started using glucosamine with chondroitin four months ago for back pain and... (Read More)
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Q. Thanks for writing about coconut macaroon cookies. I'd had diarrhea for almost 18 months. Last year the doctor did a colonoscopy and found an ulcer in my colon. He put me on a low-fat, low-fiber diet and prescribed Rowasa.... (Read More)
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Imagine slamming your fingers in a car door. After you scream and remove your smashed hand, you will have excruciating pain for several hours. Eventually it will turn into a dull ache. Within a week or two the pain... (Read More)
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Our popular aluminum-free deodorant is available for 20 percent off, but only until the end of July. Deodorant based on milk of magnesia can help body odor without the aluminum compounds found in antiperspirants. To take advantage of the sale,... (Read More)
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Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) is one of the most commonly prescribed blood pressured medications in the world. It belongs to a class of drugs called ACEis (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) that includes: Benazepril (Lotensin)
 Captopril (Capoten)
 Enalapril (Vasotec)
 Fosinopril (Monopril) Lisinopril... (Read More)
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Q. I must be especially tasty to mosquitos, since they attack me and leave other folks alone. I have read in your column about hot water to stop itching. I've got a different solution: warm a spoon in hot water... (Read More)
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Q. I am a retired dental hygienist with years of infection control experience. I know of evidence that health care workers must wash their hands between patients to prevent the spread of infection. I am dismayed when doctors fail to... (Read More)
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Q. My sweetheart developed type 2 diabetes a few years ago after decades of being overweight. Metformin caused severe diarrhea and other drugs the doctor tried were very expensive and caused nausea. In desperation, she started exercising every day and... (Read More)
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Americans love to vacation abroad during the summer. They also love to complain about food, travel hassles and body odor on crowded trains or buses. They have a perception that people elsewhere are less devoted to antiperspirants and daily showers.... (Read More)
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Q. I cannot tolerate oral antidepressant medications because of unacceptable side effects. My doctor has prescribed EMSAM, a skin patch, but it is very expensive. Does this medicine work for depression and can I buy it safely from Canada? A.... (Read More)
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Q. My mother sent me one of your newspaper columns over 20 years ago. It had a recipe for plant food that I have used successfully for years. Now I cannot find a key ingredient, saltpeter, except as a tree... (Read More)
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Q. My husband was on Xarelto for about a year and a half because he had atrial fibrillation. When he had a hernia operation he stopped taking it for three days but had major internal bleeding afterward. Despite this, his... (Read More)