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This Week's Radio Show: 803 Compartments and Communication


Misperceptions can lead to communication difficulties that interfere with good health care. When people are operating within their own area of expertise, they may find it hard to understand what the big picture looks like from another person's perspective. Whether...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/19/803-compartments-and-communication/

Will Vicks VapoRub Kill Me?


Q. I've been plagued with post-nasal drip for decades. I also have a deviated septum that can make my breathing labored at night. I notice this especially when I've cleaned during the day. In the morning I have to clear...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/17/will-vicks-vaporub-kill-me-1/

Survey of Chantix Side Effects and Successes


Over the last few years we have received hundreds of comments about the stop-smoking drug Chantix. Many people complained about serious side effects including vivid dreams or nightmares, nausea, dizziness, headaches, indigestion, irritability, depression and suicidal thoughts. Others, however, were...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/16/survey-of-chantix-side-effects-and-successes/


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Fiber for Health


A high fiber diet saves lives. Manufacturers of processed foods have worked hard to take the fiber out and put the sugar in to a lot of packaged foods. But a new study from the National Institutes of Health and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/17/fiber-for-health/

 

Do Diet Sodas Increase Stroke Risk?

For people who want to avoid extra sugar and the calories it entails, diet soft drinks seem very appealing. In other words, this has long been thought of a way to have your cake and eat it too. But a...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/17/do-diet-sodas-increase-stroke-risk/

 

Zinc for the Common Cold


People have been searching for a cure for the common cold for centuries. To date there is nothing that actually overcomes cold viruses the way antibiotics conquer bacteria.That said, there are dozens of remedies on drugstore shelves purported to soothe...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/17/zinc-for-the-common-cold/

 

Spinal Manipulation No Better Nor Worse Than Drugs


The Cochrane Collaboration has tackled a controversial health practice. These experts in evidence-based medicine reviewed the content and quality of studies involving spinal manipulation such as chiropractic. The investigators examined 26 studies with six thousand volunteers. Only nine trials were...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/17/spinal-manipulation-no-better-nor-worse-than-drugs/

 

Diabetes Medicines and Risk of Pneumonia


The diabetes drug Avandia has been controversial for years because of concerns that it might increase the risk of heart attacks. The drug was banned in Europe and the U.S. FDA severely restricted its use. Now another concern about this...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/02/17/diabetes-medicines-and-risk-of-pneumonia/

 


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