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Listen To Our Podcast: 724 Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia (archive)
The full podcast of this program will be available on Monday, January 25. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are both elusive and debilitating conditions. They are difficult to diagnose and even trickier to treat. Many physicians chalk them up to...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/23/724-chronic-fat/
Low-Sodium Soy Sauce Fails to Ease Burn Pain
Q. I burned my thumb on a pan of roasted veggies last night. I remembered your advice and reached for the tamari soy sauce. (I had a low sodium variety.) To my dismay, when I applied it to my thumb,...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/26/low-sodium-soy-sauce-fails-to-ease-burn-pain/
Stop-Smoking Pill Made Quitting Possible
Q. I know there is controversy over the stop-smoking drug called Chantix. I started smoking when I was 11 and just turned 60. Never in a million years did I ever think I would be able to quit smoking, nor...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/25/stop-smoking-pill-made-quitting-possible/
Brand Name Drug Price Increases Deemed Extraordinary
Millions of Americans do not have insurance that covers prescription medications. They are being hammered by rapidly rising drug costs. What makes these skyrocketing prices so painful is that they come at a time when the economy as a whole...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/24/brand-name-drug-price-increases-deemed-extraordinary/
Food Remedies Ease Many Problems
Q. I love reading in your column about foods like cherries, curry and ginger that can help alleviate certain conditions. Where can I find out more about these food remedies? A. We have gathered hundreds of remedies, along with the...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/23/food-remedies-ease-many-problems/
No Country-of-Origin Labeling on Drugs
Q. Why don't over-the-counter medications (such as famotidine) have to show who makes them or in what country they are made? Almost any other product, from shoes to bananas, must give this information. Is there a loophole in the law?...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/22/no-country-of-origin-labeling-on-drugs/
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