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Latest Drug Side Effect Information
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.
Q. What can you tell me about the after-effects of surgical anesthesia? I am a healthy 72-year-old man, still very active. Five days ago I… Read More
Q. I need help getting off Ambien. I have discovered that I am driving, cleaning the house, cooking and eating while I am “sleeping” after… 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.
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Q. My daughter is a nurse who likes to keep her Mum healthy. She recently brought me soy-based lecithin. I mix the granules into food and I’ve noticed that my nails have become very strong. All my life before this they were weak and broke and splintered easily. My knee pain has disappeared and my …Read More
- Home Remedies
Q. I’d like to share my favorite remedy for a sore throat. It’s not for everyone, but it works for me. I take any kind of juice, preferably citrus, which I mix half and half with water. Then I shake in as much cayenne pepper as I can stand. (As I said, it's not for everyone!) After shaking the b…Read More
- Home Remedies
Have you ever found yourself getting drowsy while driving? It has happened to us and it is incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths.” The C…Read More
Recent Radio Shows
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Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn… Listen to this Show
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
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.
What symptoms signal an underactive or overactive thyroid? Download the Guide to Thyroid Hormones with everything you need to know about testing, treatment, and side effects. The latest on thyroid and osteoporosis.
Download important drug interaction information on this popular, life-saving medicine. What's the best and safest aspirin dose?
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 Anaprox is a pain reliever used for arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, dental surgery, bursitis, tendinitis, sprains, strains and other painful conditions. It belongs to a class of medications commonly called NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Side Effects and Interactions…Helps with:
Levothroid is used to treat hypothyroidism. More information is available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levothroid …Helps with:
Overview Provera is derived from a natural female hormone, progesterone. It is prescribed to bring on menstrual periods or treat abnormal uterine bleeding. Although other uses have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Provera is probably prescribed most often to menopausal wome…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!
S. canadensis, the American elder, is a large shrub native to North America. It bears white flowers early in the summer and dark, almost black, berries in the late summer. Both the flowers and the berries have been used as food and for making wine. According to James Duke, "Elder Blow [flower] wine …Helps with:
Several species of Passiflora are native to the Americas, but the one generally used as a botanical is P. incarnata. This perennial vine grows wild in the southeastern United States as far north as Virginia and as far west as southeast Kansas. It is sometimes called maypop or apricot vine because of…Helps with:
This member of the celery family is a well-known herb native to southern Europe and western Asia, but it was known in ancient China (as xiao hui xiang) as well as in India, Egypt, and Greece. In the Middle Ages it was prized as a vegetable and indeed is appreciated for its flavor today. Colonists br…Helps with:
Trending Health Concerns
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Q. I have gone to a podiatrist for nail fungus several times. He has given me samples of prescription medicine that help as long as I use them. Once the medi...1669 Reads TodayRead This Post
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