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This Week's Radio Show: 753 Overcoming Alcohol Dependence
Alcoholism is notoriously hard to treat and the relapse rate is extremely high. But an old drug may be surprisingly effective in helping people overcome alcohol dependence. Naloxone and its cousin naltrexone have been available for decades. They are usually...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/02/753-overcoming-alcohol-dependence/
Nerve Problem with Lipitor and Crestor: Ann's Story
The following comment was posted to this Web site on Dec. 29, 2009 by Ann H. We found it so powerful that we wanted to make sure others have a chance to read it, vote and comment if so inclined....
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/nerve-problem-with-lipitor-and-crestor-anns-story/
Desperate Insomniac Needs Help
Q. I've had chronic, severe insomnia all my life. All I get from well-meaning people is the advice to stop drinking coffee. All I get from doctors are more and more drugs, which work for a while, then quit. I...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/desperate-insomniac-needs-help/
Ambien Caused Horrible Heartburn
Q. I have suffered from acid reflux for about six months, and it kept getting worse and worse. Nothing that I tried was helping. I read some comments on your Web site that Ambien might cause heartburn. The light bulb...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/30/ambien-caused-horrible-heartburn/

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Tylenol Recall Expanded
Consumers are being warned to stop using Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets if the bottle has a big red easy-to-open cap. The manufacturer, Johnson and Johnson has expanded a recall that started in November. Some lots have an unusual moldy or...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/tylenol-recall-expanded/

Ginkgo Doesn't Delay Cognitive Decline
Ginkgo biloba has been a popular herb for its reputed ability to prevent cognitive decline. A year ago, a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association did not show any benefit of ginkgo in warding...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/ginkgo-doesnt-delay-cognitive-decline/

Black Cohosh and Red Clover Not So Hot for Menopause
Other popular herbs are promoted for alleviating the hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. A new study shows, however, that black cohosh and red clover are no better than placebo in reducing night sweats and hot flashes. In the...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/black-cohosh-and-red-clover-not-so-hot-for-menopause/

Leafy Greens Save Eyesight

For decades grandmas have been telling their grandchildren to eat their vegetables. Now an analysis from the University of Georgia shows that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables may help prevent age-related eye problems such as cataracts and macular...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/leafy-greens-save-eyesight/

Device Approval Process Needs More Rigor

Billions are spent each year on medical equipment such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and cardiac stents. How thorough is the FDA's review process for such devices? Two major medical journals, the American Journal of Therapeutics and the Journal of the...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/device-approval-process-needs-more-rigor/

H1N1 Virus Less Catching Than Expected

As the H1N1 flu pandemic begins to wind down, researchers are discovering how infectious this virus really is. A study in The New England Journal of Medicine analyzed data on 216 confirmed patients and their 600 household contacts. Only 78...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/h1n1-virus-less-catching-than-expected/

Specialized Sound Tracks Ease Tinnitus

Millions of people suffer from ringing in the ears or tinnitus. For many, the internal buzzing, chirping or hissing interferes with quality of life. Now German researchers have reported that tailored music therapy may be helpful. The scientists developed musical...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/12/31/specialized-sound-tracks-ease-tinnitus/

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