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    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 0 Comments
    Chewing Gum Can Help Ease Acid Reflux

    An inexpensive and simple tactic-chewing gum after meals-helped one reader overcome acid reflux problems. Q. I have had difficulty with reflux since childhood. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Pr…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 0 Comments
    Simple Remedy to Ease Migraine Headache Pain

    Migraine headaches are often debilitating. There are prescription medications ("triptans") that can be very effective in alleviating the pain of a migraine. They are often expensive, however, and th…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 0 Comments
    Beating Nose Spray Addiction with an OTC Product

    Nose spray addiction can keep people using a decongestant spray for months or even years, rather than the three days specified on most OTC labels. The trouble is that allergies (and even many colds) l…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 25, 2015 0 Comments
    Itchy Rash Responds to Soothing Yogurt

    What could be more infuriating than an itchy rash that won't go away? Perhaps that is why people have applied so many improbable remedies to itchy skin to soothe it. Sometimes, though, an approach tha…

    By: Terry Graedon May 21, 2015 13 Comments
    Show 955: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (Arc…

    What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious cancers? Doctors recognize that such remissions sometimes occur, but they rarely study them. The problem is that re…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Welcoming Our New Listeners in Fayetteville and …

    We are very pleased to welcome new listeners in Fayetteville and the Sandhills of North Carolina. The former campus station of Fayetteville State University in southeastern North Carolina, WFSS, now a…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Listen to Dr. Susan Love

    In this extended interview, Dr. Susan Love discusses what we now know about breast cancer and how that has changed in recent years. [audio mp3="http://cdn2.peoplespharmacy.com/wp-content/uploads/Susan-…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 5 Comments
    Timing of Mammograms Remains a Contentious Topic

    Recommendations on the timing of mammograms-when and how often women should get mammograms to detect breast cancer-have been confusing, contradictory and controversial. When Should Women Start Getting…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 9 Comments
    Cinnamon Plus Statins Could Be Extremely Harmful…

    A Trip to the ER A woman showed up in the emergency department at the Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan "complaining of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and diarrhe…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 2 Comments
    Aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is There…

    Q. Is it true that aluminum contributes to Alzheimer's disease? If so, I would like to avoid it as much as possible. Are there any underarm deodorants that don't contain aluminum? A. Aluminum's potent…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 3 Comments
    Study Shows When Women with Dense Breasts Need E…

    Women who have dense breasts have long been told that this increases their risk of breast cancer and makes it more difficult to detect--a sort of catch-22. Sometimes additional imaging such as an MRI …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 4 Comments
    Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Reduce the Risk of St…

    New Benefit from Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Cholesterol-lowering drugs are usually prescribed to reduce the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged people. A new study published in The BMJ shows that the…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 11 Comments
    Finding the Cause of IBS

    IBS as Mystery Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS has long been a mystery to doctors. It causes the sufferer cramps, constipation or diarrhea and a lot of other digestive distress, but until now…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Peppermint Oil Eases Symptoms of IBS

    A presentation at the Digestive Disease Week annual meeting demonstrated the effectiveness of enteric-coated peppermint oil for relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, also called IBS. The Pep…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 13 Comments
    Home Remedies for Hiccups are Fast, Inexpensive …

    If you have ever suffered from hiccups you know how darned disruptive they can be. Most of the time a bout of hiccups is mildly annoying. But sometimes hiccups hang around, not for minutes or hours, b…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 8 Comments
    Does FDA Care Whether Generic Drugs Work?

    There has been a lively debate about whether generic drugs are truly equivalent to their brand-name equivalents. That has been stirred up even further by questions about the effectiveness of certain g…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 10 Comments
    Do Communion Wafers Spread Germs?

    Whenever people gather together, there is a potential for germs to spread from one to another. Some people have wondered whether the Communion chalice could be a way that colds could travel, while ot…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 10 Comments
    Doctors Still Doubt Antidepressants Can Trigger …

    Shortly after Prozac was approved for treating depression in 1987 we received a heartbreaking letter from a physician. He was writing as a bereaved father: "My daughter committed suicide in 1988 one m…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 6 Comments
    Treated Clothing Repels Ticks

    When tick season arrives, it is important to use every means possible to prevent tick-borne disease. An initial step is to wear treated clothing to keep them off. Q. I enjoyed your article about tic…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 4 Comments
    Pineapple Compound Fights Inflammation

    Foods with anti-inflammatory activity can often relieve pain nearly as well as medications, but without the scary side effects. A pineapple compound called bromelain is one that can be helpful, as thi…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 4 Comments
    Popular Sleeping Pills Raise Risk of Dementia

    People with chronic insomnia are caught in a difficult dilemma. Too many popular sleeping pills may affect cognitive function and contribute to a potential risk of dementia in later years. Q. I am hav…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 18, 2015 5 Comments
    Supplements for Blood Pressure

    Many people would prefer to use natural approaches to managing blood pressure, but mixing certain supplements for blood pressure with anti-hypertensive drugs can be risky. Make sure to check out such…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 16 Comments
    Why Do So Many Doctors Ignore Obvious Drug Side …

    Some adverse drug reactions are subtle and easy to overlook. For example, doctors could be forgiven for not catching a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with long-term prescriptions of popular acid-su…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 23 Comments
    Show 993: Obamacare Successes and Failures

    Americans frequently boast that we have the best health care in the world. While that may be debated in some quarters, no one doubts that our health care system is the most expensive. What makes Ameri…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 2 Comments
    Mediterranean Diets Benefit Aging Brains

    The Mediterranean diet has been shown to stave off stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Now a further follow-up of participants in Spain's Predimed trial suggests that a Mediterranean …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 7 Comments
    Inexpensive B Vitamin Protects Against Common Sk…

    Ask people about common cancers and most people name the big killers--cancer of the lung, colon and rectum, breast, prostate, pancreas, liver or blood. In truth, skin cancers are more common than any …

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 16 Comments
    High-Cacao Chocolate Combats Midday Slump

    Have you ever experienced a midday slump? Somewhere between 2:00 and 4:00 pm it can become difficult to concentrate or even to stay awake. Some people go for their second or third cup of coffee to war…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 0 Comments
    Teens with Concussions May Struggle in School

    A surprisingly high proportion of teenagers who suffer concussions on the playing field or as a result of an accident may still be experiencing symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and trouble concen…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 1 Comments
    Nerve Damage Higher in Celiac Disease Patients

    Celiac disease has long been perceived as a digestive disorder. That's because the cells that line the small intestine undergo immune system attack. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies because c…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 14, 2015 4 Comments
    Sugar Eases Stress Response–No Wonder We S…

    Some people think they are addicted to sugar, and a new study shows they just might be right. A randomized controlled trial tested the connection between sugar consumption and stress response. The Stu…