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Listen To Our Podcast: 749 Vitamin D Update
Early vitamin research identified vitamin D as the way to treat rickets, or malformed bones. More recent research confirms that vitamin D is indeed essential for strong healthy bones. But its effects go far beyond bone. Inadequate vitamin D has...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/19/749-vitamin-d-update/
Canned Food Presents Plastic Predicament
It's invisible, tasteless and odorless and yet it is found in many of the foods and beverages that we consume. It is BPA, short for bisphenol A. BPA is a synthetic estrogen that has measurable biological effects. What is it...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/23/canned-food-presents-plastic-predicament/
Turmeric Against Psoriasis
Q. My doctor prescribed Soriatane for my psoriasis, but I had to quit taking it. I developed every side effect that was listed in the warnings I got with the medication: hair loss, blisters and blurred vision, among other things....
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/23/turmeric-against-psoriasis/
Side Effects of Blood Pressure Pills Add Stress
Q. My husband is fed up with his blood pressure medications and is threatening to stop the four drugs he is on. The diuretic has him getting up at night to urinate. Some of the other drugs have had a...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/22/side-effects-of-blood-pressure-pills-add-stress/
Cilantro Shuts Down Voice
Q. Several times, at Mexican or Italian restaurants, I have had a problem with my vocal cords. It becomes extremely difficult to carry on a conversation. I have found that this condition seems to occur when I eat cilantro, so...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/21/cilantro-shuts-down-voice/
How Safe Is Lead in Hair Dye?
Q. I've been using a Grecian Formula for my graying hair for years. It has lead acetate in it. I checked the FDA website. They say they tested it and approved it. The lead has me a bit concerned. Any...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/20/how-safe-is-lead-in-hair-dye/
Outrage Over Mammogram Mix-Up
For over 50 years the idea of early cancer detection has been a cornerstone of American medical advice. The American Cancer Society promoted this concept with its slogan, "Fight cancer with a checkup and a check." The idea was that...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/19/outrage-over-mammogram-mix-up/
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