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Listen To Our Podcast: 745 Health News Update
Unusual symptoms like dizziness could signal a stroke, but they could also be something much less serious. Doctors struggle to get the diagnosis right, but now they have a new tool--and it is quicker and cheaper than the standard approach....
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/10/24/745-health-news-update/
Lice Advice Provokes Rebuke
Just think about the word lice for a minute or two and the chances are good your head will start to itch. Mention the word in polite company and some people will start to move away from you. When looking...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/10/26/lice-advice-provokes-rebuke/
Frequent Washing Leaves Hands Raw
Q. I have been washing my hands so many times a day to avoid colds and flu that they are incredibly red and rough. My fingertips are cracked and split and it hurts to type on the computer. My hands...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/10/26/frequent-washing-leaves-hands-raw/
Can You Trust Prescription Drug Information?
There is a powerful "Perspective" in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled "Lost in Transmission--FDA Drug Information That Never Reaches Clinicians" (JAMA, Oct. 29, 2009). It is written by Lisa Schwartz, MD, and Steven Woloshin, MD, from the...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/10/24/can-you-trust-prescription-drug-information/
Unorthodox Cough Remedy Wins Praise
Q. I am a research scientist so I like evidence. My husband is an architect who is a critical thinker and not about to fall prey to nonsense. He came down with a terrible cold that led to pneumonia. The...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/10/24/unorthodox-cough-remedy-wins-praise/
Peppermint and Coconut Conquer Diarrhea
Q. I have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for months. I read that Archway Coconut Macaroon cookies might help and looked for them with no success. When I heard they were no longer available, I came up with an...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/10/23/peppermint-and-coconut-conquer-diarrhea/
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