June 2005

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Q. My great-aunt kept a diary of old remedies for various afflictions. She advocated distilled white vinegar for wart removal. I decided to try her remedy when I discovered an odd wart on my elbow. I attacked it by soaking... (Read More)
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Q. I would like to point out a side effect of allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine for nasal decongestion. Taking Claritin D left me completely unable to fall asleep. I was literally up all night with a racing heartbeat. I... (Read More)
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here's more bad news for people in pain. First we learned that Vioxx could increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Then Bextra and Celebrex came under similar scrutiny. Now the entire category of pain relievers called NSAIDs (non-steroidal... (Read More)
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Q. My husband is plagued with diarrhea. He'll be okay for a week or so. Then for no apparent reason, he has diarrhea. He's been eating two coconut macaroons a day for about two weeks. We thought that had taken... (Read More)
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Q. I've read about a pill to combat "stage fright" symptoms in public speaking or similar situations. It was called "propol-something" and taken before the event. Do you know what it is and if it works? A. You are probably... (Read More)
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Sleeping is supposed to be relaxing. It's a time when the body rejuvenates itself. But for millions of people, getting to sleep is difficult because they suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS). In this condition, people have an insatiable urge... (Read More)

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The gastrointestinal tract, the "inner tube" of the body, winds a long way from start to finish. Its health is essential to good nutrition, but a lot can go wrong along the way. Our eat-on-the-run diets cause heartburn, pain relievers... (Read More)
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Q. I started taking turmeric to help my psoriasis. Then I developed a severe rash and stopped it. My biggest concern is that I take Coumadin. When I went in for a routine blood test my doctor told me that... (Read More)
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Q. A person recently wrote to you about pharmacists refusing to fill birth control prescriptions because of their religious beliefs. You didn't mention that many women are prescribed birth control pills for reasons that have little or nothing to do... (Read More)
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Millions of people are apprehensive about flying. It's more dangerous to drive to the airport than it is to fly across the country, but a lot of folks worry that there could be a plane crash. Imagine their consternation if... (Read More)
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Millions of Americans lower their cholesterol with statin-type medications such as Lipitor, Lescol, Pravachol and Zocor. The most recent statin, Crestor, has stirred up controversy because of reports that it causes more side effects than other statins. Dr. Jay Cohen,... (Read More)
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Q. Some time ago you had a letter from a woman who was drinking too much wine in the evening and wanted to cut back. You told her about a tea or an herbal concoction to diminish her desire to... (Read More)
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A. You have plenty of company. Experts estimate that 20 to 30 percent of men climax too early. Some studies have defined that as lasting less than two minutes after intercourse begins. Drug companies are working on medicines designed specifically... (Read More)
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Is it any wonder so many people are confused about the sun? On the one hand, dermatologists have been issuing dire warnings for decades. They tell us that sun exposure causes wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. If we go... (Read More)
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Long before condoms came in rainbow colors, legendary lover Casanova was sewing together strips of fine linen. Centuries before nonoxynol 9, young women in Constantinople shook the gritty sand from sea sponges and dipped them in lemon juice before insertion.... (Read More)