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This Week's Radio Show: 756 Healing the Heart
Interventional cardiology is practically the epitome of modern medicine, with its bypass surgery, catheters and stents. But instead of fixing broken hearts, some cardiologists are becoming interested in preventing heart disease. Dr. Mimi Guarneri decided to turn away from high-tech...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/30/756-healing-the-heart/
Blood Pressure Pill Linked to Hair Loss
Q. I am a 39-year-old nurse who is experiencing drastic hair loss. I started taking atenolol for high blood pressure about four months ago. One month after starting the med I started slowly losing my hair. I am sometimes afraid...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/28/blood-pressure-pill-linked-to-hair-loss/
Natural Cold Remedies Ease Symptoms
Q. I've had a cold and have been coughing and stuffed up for days. I have read that using nasal sprays can be addictive. Cough medicines are not helping much either. I would prefer some natural approaches that don't cause...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/27/natural-cold-remedies-ease-symptoms/

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DASH Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure

The DASH diet delivers once again. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This diet includes multiple daily servings of vegetables and fruits as well as low-fat dairy products and whole grains. Over the years, the DASH diet has...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/28/dash-diet-plus-exercise-lowers-blood-pressure/

Low-Carb Diet Lowers Blood Pressure

A low-carb diet similar to the Atkins Diet has been shown to help people lose weight. Now a new study compares this approach to a low-fat diet in combination with the diet drug orlistat. This medication is found in the...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/28/low-carb-diet-lowers-blood-pressure/

Procedure Trumps Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation
An irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation responds better to a procedure to inactivate a small area of heart tissue than to drugs. Atrial fibrillation causes an irregular pulse, a rapid and often weak heartbeat and may lead to stroke...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/28/procedure-trumps-drugs-for-atrial-fibrillation/

Will Non-Stick Pots and Pans Raise Risk of Thyroid Disorder?

Epidemiologists have linked high exposure to a chemical used in non-stick cooking utensils to a greater risk for thyroid disease. The chemical is perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and it is also used in treatments to make fabric waterproof or carpets stain-resistant....
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/28/will-non-stick-pots-and-pans-raise-risk-of-thyroid-disorder/

Blueberries Boost Brain Power

Blueberries have been shown to improve memory and learning in old rats. Now a small study indicates that aging humans may get similar benefits. Volunteers in their 70s were chosen because they were experiencing memory slips and other signs of...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/01/28/blueberries-boost-brain-power/

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Enjoyed your program. Good to know my husbands anger was prob cause of his 2 "silent" heart attacks.

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