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This Week's Radio Show: 811 Healthy Aging


Getting to a ripe old age may mean you have good genes and luck on your side, along with a healthy lifestyle. But as people accumulate birthdays, the medical system may undermine their vitality and independence. Ageism in health care...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/30/811-healthy-aging/


Douche Dispels Skunk Odor


Q. I read your column about getting rid of skunk odors. As the owner of two dogs that have been sprayed by skunks, I have found that washing them in the bath tub with Massengill feminine hygiene solution eliminates the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/douche-dispels-skunk-odor/

Marijuana Brings Relief To Migraine Sufferer


Q. I would like to give my opinion on marijuana, but first you need some background. I have a history of migraines, the worst kind. When I have one I stay in a dark room from day to day, can't...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/marijuana-brings-relief-to-migraine-sufferer/


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Do Pain Relievers Undermine Antidepressants?


Popping pain relievers may hamper the effectiveness of many popular antidepressants. Surveys suggest that over 20 million Americans swallow nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs every day. These are medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac. Millions also take SSRI-type antidepressant such...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/do-pain-relievers-undermine-antidepressants/

 

Newer Birth Control Pills Pose Risks


Oral contraceptives are known to increase a woman's risk of blood clots. Recent research shows, however, that the newer types of birth control pills containing the progestin drospirenone raise the risk much more than older types containing levonorgestrel. Epidemiologists found...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/newer-birth-control-pills-pose-risks/

 

Imaging Machine Ownership Presents Conflict of Interest

Patients expect their physicians to make health care decisions based on the best available science rather than financial gain. But a new study suggests that financial incentives may have an influence on doctors' behavior. The investigators tracked how often primary...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/imaging-machine-ownership-presents-conflict-of-interest/

 

Feeling Better with Tai Chi


Patients who are diagnosed with congestive heart failure have historically been told to take it nice and easy. That's because their hearts do not pump blood efficiently. There was a fear that exercise would overtax the weakened heart. A new...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/feeling-better-with-tai-chi/

 

Fish Oil May Raise Risk for Prostate Cancer


The omega-3 fatty acid DHA in fish oil is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Epidemiologists suggest men should be cautious about loading up on DHA, though. They found men getting high levels of DHA had more than...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/04/28/fish-oil-may-raise-risk-for-prostate-cancer/

 


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I am very interested in the Omega-3 and prostate cancer association. I was diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer 2 years ago. Last year, I greatly increased my intake of Omega-3s in response to recommendations in an anticancer book and found that my PSA, which I was monitoring every other month, steadily increased by 25% and my latest biopsy shows progression to intermediate risk cancer.

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