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Listen To Our Podcast: 770 Stabbed in the Back
Back pain is extremely common, but there is not great consensus about how it should be treated. Billions are spent on surgery without much evidence that it makes a significant difference. Our guest, Dr. Nortin Hadler, has examined the evidence...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/20/770-stabbed-in-the-back/
Looking for Lubricant
Q. What do you recommend as a sexual lubricant for intercourse? I am 68 years young but have been celibate for over 30 years. I have met someone very special and it may eventually evolve into a sexual relationship. On...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/26/looking-for-lubricant/
Two Almonds Put Stop to Heartburn
Q. I have a new patient with severe heartburn. As a naturopathic physician, I find taking a person off their particular food allergens usually clears heartburn up permanently. I saw her yesterday and she had a bad episode during our...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/24/two-almonds-put-stop-to-heartburn/
Mouthwash Kills Ticks on Contact
Q. Last summer I learned that antiseptic mouth rinse kills ticks immediately. When I found a tick, I used to remove it and put it into rubbing alcohol where it died after a minute or so. Once I had no...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/24/mouthwash-kills-ticks-on-contact/
Failing the Acid Test
There was a time when people treated heartburn symptoms with simple remedies. A half-teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water was one standby. If you wanted to get a little fancier you could chew a few Tums or...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/23/failing-the-acid-test/
Keys Down Neck Stop Nosebleed
Q. I have read in your column that people put keys down the back of the neck to stop a nosebleed. This is extremely unclear. What does "drop them down the back of the neck" mean? I interpret this as...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/22/keys-down-neck-stop-nosebleed/
Is Caffeine Taboo with Atrial Fibrillation?
Q. Ten years ago I experienced atrial fibrillation three times in one month. It never recurred until recently. My wife has suggested that I should refrain from eating or drinking anything that contains caffeine. I dislike coffee but I do...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/21/is-caffeine-taboo-with-atrial-fibrillation/
Five Stars: We Want Your Feedback
You may have noticed a change to the rating system at PeoplesPharmacy.com. We encourage our readers to rate the helpfulness of our articles, which up till now was done by clicking "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on the article. We've...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/20/five-stars-we-want-your-feedback/
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