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Listen To Our Podcast: 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/
Tart Cherries Save Sore Hip
Q. I have suffered from arthritis in my right hip for several years. By last fall it got so bad I could hardly walk. Over the years, I tried all of the supplements for joint health advertised on TV. I...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/05/tart-cherries-save-sore-hip/
Brazil Nut Allergy Could Be Lethal
Q. My partner just ate one Brazil nut, and within minutes his tongue swelled to five times its thickness and double its width. He could barely talk. He took an antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) and we called the doctor. The doctor said...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/04/brazil-nut-allergy-could-be-lethal/
Drug Discard Date Creates Discord
The question is common and it seems so simple. Do we need to worry about medicines going bad if they are used beyond their expiration date? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think. We recently received...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/03/drug-discard-date-creates-discord/
Coconut Controls Colitis
Q. I have had colitis for almost three years. Last month a friend mentioned that she read an article in the newspaper about coconut macaroon cookies preventing diarrhea. I was ready to try anything, so I bought some cookies. The...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/02/coconut-controls-colitis/
K-Y Jelly Lubricates Nose
Q. My nose gets terribly dry in the winter and I frequently get nosebleeds. I used to use Vicks VapoRub to moisturize it but read in your column this is a bad idea. My doctor told me to use K-Y...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/01/k-y-jelly-lubricates-nose/
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