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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.
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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.
Q. I have heard about a link between aluminum in antiperspirants and breast cancer. I have also read that aluminum may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Every antiperspirant I have checked has aluminum as its main ingredient, which worries me.I switched to a deodorant of mineral salts to…Read More
Q. My son developed a wart on the bottom of his foot. He didn’t take care of it as I told him to, so it grew and multiplied until it caused considerable pain when walking. By then nothing he tried helped. His doctor wouldn't touch it and recommended a visit to a specialist. I told him to g…Read More
Several months ago we heard from a reader that soaking her feet in vinegar and Listerine cleaned up her toenail fungus: "When I read your article about soaking the toes in vinegar and Listerine every day, I figured I had little to lose. I started soaking twice a day and I still am. It's been three m…Read More
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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,…
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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 2 pages of soaks to reduce sweating, a military secret for smelly feet, and athletes' foot solutions.
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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.
Yasmin is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7949 …Helps with:
Overview Theo-Dur is a commonly prescribed oral asthma medication that helps open the airways. Theo-Dur is an extended-release formulation that enables patients to control breathing symptoms with one or two daily doses. Smokers and children may need more frequent doses. The doctor's instructions on …Helps with:
When Pradaxa (dabigatran) was approved by the FDA in 2010 it was hailed as a "major milestone" in reducing the risk of strokes for patients with the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Prior to Pradaxa, doctors relied primarily on warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent blood clots end…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!
Milk thistle, also referred to as St. Mary's thistle, lady thistle, or holy thistle, originated in the Mediterranean region and was grown and used as a vegetable throughout Europe. It was brought to the United States and has adapted to life in the wild in California and along the East Coast. It is a…Helps with:
Scullcap is a member of the mint family and a native of North America, where it thrives in moist woodlands. Common names for it include helmetflower, hoodwort, and mad-dog weed (from its introduction into American medicine in 1773). A physician in New Jersey, Dr. Lawrence Van Derveer, claimed it was…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:
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