August 2008

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Q. My husband takes hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril for high blood pressure. I suspect that these medicines are responsible for his dizziness and erectile dysfunction. His blood sugar is also up.Could the medicine be responsible? Are there any natural remedies that... (Read More)
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Q. Let me add to a recent article describing the benefits of applying a hot water compress to subdue severe itching. I suffer with terrible and prolonged itching from fire ant bites (usually bitten when fishing in the South).Several years... (Read More)

692 The War on Cancer

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Cancer is a major cause of illness and death in this country and around the world and has been for decades. Back in the 1970s, the United States declared war on cancer. Are we winning or losing this war? Researchers... (Read More)
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Q. My husband took Flomax for a prostate problem. Recently he needed cataract surgery. Who knew that Flomax would cause complications?Not only was the surgery very painful, but I have heard that some surgeons won’t operate on a man who... (Read More)
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Q. My friend, my daughter-in-law and I have been able to stop all our prescription nasal sprays and inhalers for sinus problems and allergies since using a neti pot daily! I get bronchitis easily, but I have been cough-free for... (Read More)
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As men get older, they become more likely to experience symptoms of prostate enlargement. This is a common phenomenon that isn’t necessarily dangerous, but it can be inconvenient to have urine flow slow or to be unable to empty the... (Read More)
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How effective is your medicine? If you are like most of us, you have no idea. What’s worse, neither does your doctor.FDA approval is a little misleading. Although the law requires that all medicines be proven “safe and effective,” no... (Read More)
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Q. Soy sauce for burns really works! I was changing the air cleaner in my car and my metal watchband accidentally arced across a battery terminal.I got a severe burn in the shape of my watchband at the point of... (Read More)
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Q. In 2001 I had a very strong urge to chew on ice. After reading in your column that this could be a sign of anemia, I told my doctor about it. The blood work showed anemia and I was... (Read More)
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As men get older, they become more likely to experience symptoms of prostate enlargement. This is a common phenomenon that isn’t necessarily dangerous, but it can be inconvenient to have urine flow slow or to be unable to empty the... (Read More)
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Q. Here in Hawaii, we call head lice "Ukus." We’ve had quite a problem with them this year and I have found the medication costly and ineffective. I’m glad you wrote about Listerine, because I never would have thought to... (Read More)
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Q. Turmeric is excellent for nerve damage. I had a pinched nerve in my neck. I went to the E.R. but the doctors told me they have no painkiller for nerves. Instead they gave me a high-powered pain pill.Those pain... (Read More)
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Q. I seem to recall reading on your web site about a reliable Canadian site from which to get less expensive legitimate prescription drugs. I am in the Part D doughnut hole and a 90-day supply of my Actos is... (Read More)
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Q. My husband's feet stink sooo bad that it actually puts me in a bad mood! He showers daily and uses foot powder in his boots, but it does NOT help.I'm tired of the house smelling like rotten feet. Any... (Read More)
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We usually assume that the primary problem with health care in the U.S. is that so many people don’t have good access to it. But while many Americans suffer because of lack of medical care, others undergo unnecessary procedures or... (Read More)
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Q. I work with animals. Yesterday we had a dog rip out her stitches to a point where closure was not an option. Our veterinarian placed honey on a dressing and bandaged up our little beagle. Today the wound already... (Read More)
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Who would imagine that guacamole, cranberries or mango could interact with a medicine to cause a potentially life-threatening interaction? All these foods may alter the action of Coumadin (warfarin), an anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots.Food and drug interactions are... (Read More)
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Q. I was on Lipitor for a number of years and have severe muscle and nerve damage to the extent that I am in a power wheelchair. Do you think Lipitor could be to blame?A. Statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs such as... (Read More)
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We usually assume that the primary problem with health care in the U.S. is that so many people don’t have good access to it. But while many Americans suffer because of lack of medical care, others undergo unnecessary procedures or... (Read More)
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Q. I was recently diagnosed with shingles and prescribed Valtrex. I had no idea it was used for anything else until I picked up the prescription and read in the flyer that it is used for herpes.I thought this would... (Read More)
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Q. Oatmeal and barley have lowered my cholesterol significantly. How does it work?A. Oatmeal and barley are rich sources of soluble fiber. They bind to cholesterol in the digestive tract and keep it from being absorbed.... (Read More)
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Q. I want to warn others about taking too much calcium and vitamin D. Apparently I took more than my limit and ended up with soft tissue calcifications.My doctors doubted that this caused my calamity, but I am certain that... (Read More)
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Q. I read in your column that someone used “Certo” in juice to relieve painful arthritis in the hands. Is this the pectin with which one makes jelly? I did buy some and started putting a tablespoon in 8 ounces... (Read More)
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Sunscreens have changed the way Americans play. There was a time when tennis players, golfers, swimmers and just about anyone else who needed to be outside was at the mercy of the sun’s rays.People frequently got bad sunburns or, if... (Read More)
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Amiodarone (also prescribed under the brand names Cordarone and Pacerone) is a medication designed to control abnormal heart rhythms. It can be a lifesaving drug, but it is especially prone to interacting with other medicines, especially those metabolized by an... (Read More)
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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... (Read More)
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Q. I am devastated that quinine is no longer available. I have taken it safely for decades to reduce leg cramping, especially at night. Since I ran out and cannot get more I have a terrible time sleeping. I spend... (Read More)

691 Sleep & Snoring

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Before industrialization made it easy to light city streets and homes late into the night, people had very different sleep patterns. When these patterns resurface today, they get labeled as pathology, but they might not be as dangerous as we... (Read More)

691 Sleep & Snoring

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Before industrialization made it easy to light city streets and homes late into the night, people had very different sleep patterns. When these patterns resurface today, they get labeled as pathology, but they might not be as dangerous as we... (Read More)
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Q. I have read your articles on licorice raising blood pressure, but you don't state if it is black licorice or both red and black licorice.I have never suffered from high blood pressure and I enjoy red licorice once in... (Read More)