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Listen To Our Podcast: 786 Cholesterol Controversy


High cholesterol is well known as a risk factor for heart disease. But far too many people are under the impression that taking a medication to lower cholesterol also reduces their risk of dying from an initial heart attack. While...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/02/786-cholesterol-controversy/

Fire Ant Bite Banished Hip Pain


Q. On Wednesday afternoon I saw the doctor to request an appointment for an MRI as I was having such severe hip and leg pain. It was at times unbearable. They had to help me get into and out of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/04/fire-ant-bite-banished-hip-pain/

Listerine Worked to Kill Lice


Q. My daughter ended up with lice several weeks ago. She most likely picked them up from one of the girls at a sleepover. We treated her with lice shampoo twice, and did every-other-day comb-outs. I also vacuumed, cleaned, washed...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/04/listerine-worked-to-kill-lice/

Lowering Cholesterol May Not Prevent Heart Attack


Q. I had a heart attack in 2009 and got a stent in a blocked artery. In September, 2009, my blood lipids were as follows: Triglycerides=203, Cholesterol=203, HDL=33, LDL=129, Chol/HDL Ratio=6.2. Everyone said these bad numbers accounted for my heart...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/04/lowering-cholesterol-may-not-prevent-heart-attack/

No Studies on Black Pepper for Cuts


Q. I know your column is not official medical advice, but doesn't it bother you at all to promote witchcraft like black pepper for bleeding? You haven't provided one scintilla of solid evidence to support it. As a physician, I...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/04/no-studies-on-black-pepper-for-cuts/

Did the Doctor Mean What the Patient Heard?


When we were kids, birthday parties were a great time to play "telephone." In this game, an adult whispered a short phrase or sentence to the first child in a circle. That child whispered it to the next, who turned...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/10/04/did-the-doctor-mean-what-the-patient-heard/



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Always wanted to pass this on.
A few years ago I was going to the gym on a fairly regular basis and constantly getting Athletes foot. And it was unbelievable the cost for Athletes foot creams and they don't work.
One day, my teenage daughter had some strydex pads she used for her face and I snatched a few, cut them in quarters & and put them between my toes (with a white socks on) overnight...a few nights and they sure as hell ended the athletes foot.

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