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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.
Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for high blood pressure are called ACE inhibitors. These compounds help blood vessels relax and… Read More
Statins such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin or simvastatin have been the mainstay in cholesterol control for decades. The evidence that they prevent second heart attacks in… Read More
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.
- Alternative Health
Over eight years ago we received the following message from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column: "I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to your armpits. It is the best underarm deodorant!" This person had left home without her deodoran…Read More
- Alternative Health
Q. I appreciate what people have shared about their tricks for relieving headaches and migraines. I was especially intrigued by reports that provoking brain freeze with ice cream might stop a migraine in its tracks. Trouble is, I get too nauseated when a migraine is setting in. What else can I do fo…Read More
- Alternative Health
Q. I just started using topical MoM (milk of magnesia) on my skin and my acne has started shrinking. I am trying to get off oral antibiotics so I hope this remedy works. A. Many readers tell us that applying milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to the skin can help clear up acne. The only referenc…Read More
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More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not… Listen to this Show
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,… Listen to this Show
Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually… Listen to this Show
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.
Download home remedies and medicines for acne and excessive sweating. Oxybenzone-free sunscreens. Coping with dry skin, eczema, wrinkles and psoriasis. Inexpensive barnyard beauty aids.
Download the 8-page guide to the best shampoo and conditioners. Drugs that may cause hair loss. Fighting nail fungus with home remedies. Dandruff solutions.
Download 8 pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood sugar and a wealth of details on non-drug approaches such as diet, supplements and special foods.
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 Tagamet was the first of a new class of ulcer drugs, called "H2 antagonists." It works by suppressing the secretion of stomach acid, so it is also used to treat conditions of abnormal acidity such as serious heartburn as well as helping ulcers clear up rapidly. Doctors sometimes p…Helps with:
Lumigan is a solution used to treat intraocular pressure in those with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=3397Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org…Helps with:
Overview Acetaminophen and codeine is an excellent analgesic combination for mild to moderate pain relief. It can ease the discomfort of a bad toothache or the aftermath of minor surgery, as well as a wide array of other situations that call for pain management. One of the most commonly prescribed b…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!
Q. I have been reading about the problems of hormone replacement therapy on your website. Since discontinuing HRT I have been using St. John's wort and it has relieved many symptoms, including sleeplessness, stress and fits of temper. I don't know why doctors in the USA don't suggest it, because it …Helps with:
The Capsicum genus originated in the New World but has been adopted into cuisines around the globe. It contains as many as five species, with an untold number of variants, giving rise not only to the familiar green bell pepper, but also to paprika and a wide range of "hot peppers." The flavors of th…Helps with:
Barberry, B. vulgaris, was highly regarded as a useful and even necessary herb in Europe from Elizabethan times and through the eighteenth century. The English settlers brought it with them to America, where they extended the name and reputation of barberry to natives of the west and Northwest. Thes…Helps with:
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