May 2008

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Q. I have heard that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may be beneficial in helping the body repair cartilage and improving arthritic joints. I wonder if this is an old wives’ tale or if it holds up under... (Read More)
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Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound found in hard clear plastic, has come under intense scrutiny lately. The National Toxicology Program issued a report acknowledging that it might harm humans, especially infants. Health Canada announced it may ban the compound from... (Read More)
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Q. Does eating licorice candy interfere with any prescription drugs? A. Licorice can raise blood pressure and increase potassium loss, so it may interfere with the effectiveness of many blood pressure medications. People taking Lanoxin (digoxin) or Coumadin (warfarin) should... (Read More)
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Learn prevention tips and ideas on how to void the common cold in this video with Joe Graedon.... (Read More)
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Q. My husband and I are in our late 50s. Recently we’ve both had trouble sleeping and have tried melatonin. We take half of a 3 mg pill. Is it a problem to take this regularly? Are there other good... (Read More)
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Q. My husband is 61 and vigorous. He insists that his difficulty with erections is due to us having sex less often than three to five times a week. We manage roughly once a week, but that is challenging since... (Read More)
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Q. Last summer we visited my brother with Mocha, my Pekingese. The day we were supposed to leave, he had diarrhea. We were not looking forward to a 200-mile trip with a sick dog! My sister-in-law said she had heard... (Read More)
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The practice of yoga goes back thousands of years in India. Although many Americans think of it as an exotic form of exercise, yoga has many other aspects. It could be used to manage disease as well as to improve... (Read More)
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Patients should not have to choose between bladder control and brain function, but some medications prescribed for overactive bladder can have a negative impact on memory and concentration. In a recent study, researchers followed more than 800 older Catholic nuns,... (Read More)
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Q. A wasp stung me today on the inside of my thumb. I called NHS Direct for advice. Then I logged onto your website and found the method of bicarbonated soda and vinegar. It worked really well! Ten minutes after... (Read More)
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Q. I was put on Cymbalta to stop hot flashes from menopause. When I switched doctors, my new physician was angry that I had been put on an antidepressant for hot flashes and put me on hormones instead. I am... (Read More)
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K. Sridhar is a renowned sarod musician and has been practicing yoga from early childhood. In this extended interview, he discusses the traditional Indian approach to yoga and contrasts it to the American approach.... (Read More)
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The practice of yoga goes back thousands of years in India. Although many Americans think of it as an exotic form of exercise, yoga has many other aspects. It could be used to manage disease as well as to improve... (Read More)
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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... (Read More)
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Q. I take lisinopril for high blood pressure and occasionally have a cough that cough syrup can’t touch. My doctor told me that his patients have had amazing success with benzonatate to address this issue. It works for me, too!... (Read More)
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Learn how to prevent and treat motion sickness in this video with Joe Graedon.... (Read More)
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Q. For about 20 years, I had chronic pain from a muscle knotted up in my back. I tried unsuccessfully to address it with adjustments from a chiropractor. A massage therapist recently recommended applying castor oil, covering the area with... (Read More)
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Q. After taking Aciphex to treat serious heartburn for four years, I developed a severe vitamin B12 deficiency. I complained to my doctor about being extremely tired all the time. I needed to rest after just a simple task. I... (Read More)

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer is America’s most renowned sex expert. She shares her decades of experience answering questions on sex. What are the most common concerns facing couples? The husband and wife team of Irwin and Sue Goldstein have blazed a... (Read More)
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Q. I have been bothered with heartburn for 50 years. I got it after every meal, but it was immediately relieved with Tums. I was cleaning out the herbs in my kitchen cupboard and found some fennel seeds. I took... (Read More)
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Q. I’ve read your columns about grape juice and Certo for easing joint pain but I don't like grape juice. I tried pomegranate juice with Certo instead. It's much lower in calories and it tastes really good. After just a... (Read More)
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There’s an epidemic of thyroid disease in the U.S. and no one seems to know quite why. It has been quietly growing for years. Just check the number of prescriptions filled for thyroid medicine and you’ll realize that there is... (Read More)
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Q. I started taking Chantix and was surprised how quickly it cut my smoking in half. I continued with the Chantix until I finally quit. Depression was slowly creeping up on me, but nothing prepared me for what happened. One... (Read More)
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Q. I get cold sores occasionally, and for years have taken L-lysine tablets as soon as I feel one coming on. I continue to take several tablets a day for a few days until all signs of a cold sore... (Read More)

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Q. I have a cure for stinky feet. Wash them, dry them well and apply Mitchum unscented solid antiperspirant to the toes and the area between them. I applied it every day for about a month, then every other day,... (Read More)
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Q. I have a condition (Wegener's Granulomatosis) that had made me miserable for years and stumped several doctors. The symptom that troubled me was like hot flashes, but instead of flashing they were almost constant. I finally searched hot flashes... (Read More)
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Q. I am 43 years old and have had high blood pressure for 15 years. I have taken atenolol to control it until recently, when my doctor changed me to a water pill, hydrochlorothiazide. I had a fasting blood sugar... (Read More)
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Q. I've had extreme chronic pain in my lower back, pelvis, hips and legs for nearly four years. Lying flat was agony so I had to sleep propped up on a love seat. I went to many doctors who said... (Read More)
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Q. The solution of equal parts Listerine, baby oil and water for dogs’ hot spots is the most fantastic remedy I've read about in a long time! The minute my dogs start "worrying" a spot, I get out my spray... (Read More)