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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.
Q. I began taking meloxicam in April for inflammation. By June my stomach was so messed up I couldn't stand it. My pain doctor switched… Read More
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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. I have suffered from bursitis in my right hip for about four years. I had six cortisone shots in my hip during this time. The first shots helped a lot, but the later ones did virtually nothing. I started taking turmeric daily, and the bursitis is gone! I saw benefit within a few months. Regular t…Read More
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Q. I get plantar warts on the soles of my feet. The doctor scrapes them, applies acid cream and covers them for 48 hours. They go away and then come back a few months later. Help! How can I get rid of them without going back to the doctor? A. We have collected several plantar wart remedies over the …Read More
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Q. I suffered from insomnia for three miserable years during menopause. My doctor prescribed Sonata but could not guarantee more than four hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly. I decided not to spend money on a prescription for so little benefit. Over the counter sleeping pills didn't agree with me.…Read More
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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 this guide to medicines that can mess up your love life, lower libido or cause impotence. Discover practical solutions to this common problem.
Download information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 70 million Americans (one in three adults) suffer from arthritis. Prescribed medications have potential side effects, but there are ways to cope with the pain.
Drug Library Resources
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Propecia is used to treat hair loss in men (only). Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6926Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propecia …Helps with:
Overview Voltaren is a pain reliever used for arthritis. It belongs to a class of medications commonly called NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Other medicines in this category include over-the-counter analgesics like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.) and naproxen (Aleve) as …Helps with:
Overview This popular antibiotic is a combination of two sulfa drugs, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is frequently prescribed for urinary tract infections, middle ear infections, chronic bronchitis, diarrhea caused by Shigella, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii. It is occasionally pre…Helps with:
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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!
The term "dong quai" (a Chinese name that is sometimes transliterated tang-kuei or dang-gui) refers to a plant known either as A. polymorpha var. sinensis or simply as A. sinensis. As the name suggests, this member of the celery family comes out of the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China, it…Helps with:
These two shrubs (sometimes considered variants of a single species, C. alexandrina) have a place in medical history going back to the ninth century when Arabian physicians introduced Europeans to this powerful laxative. C. senna, in particular, is native to the Nile in Sudan and Egypt and had been …Helps with:
Ginseng has been used for more than two millennia in China, where the earliest written description of its use appeared in a medical book written during the Han dynasty, before a.d. 100. At that time, the expert recommended it for "repairing the five viscera, quietening the spirit, curbing the emotio…Helps with:
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