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Listen To Our Podcast: 825 Dr. Google and e-Patients


The Internet and other communication technologies, such as cell phones, have had a profound influence on how we live every day. What is the impact on our health care? Some doctors shudder when a patient comes into the office with...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/20/825-dr-google-and-e-patients/

Onion Eases Pain of Wasp Stings


Q. My 8-year-old son was stung by a wasp this morning for the first time. He'd found a wasp nest and stood right next to it, screaming at the top of his voice while jumping up and down. Naturally, a...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/22/onion-eases-pain-of-wasp-stings/

Blood Sugar Rising on Low-Fat Diet


Q. I am on a very low-fat diet. Breakfast is bread and hot water. Lunch is oats and a banana with more hot water. Dinner is a green salad with tomatoes, no dressing and chicken sausage. Why is my blood...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/22/blood-sugar-rising-on-low-fat-diet/

Snoring Treatment Stopped Migraines


Q. I suffered from migraine headaches for many years, with the only relief being very strong medications. I learned to live with them, predict them and their severity and treat them without drugs if they were caught early enough. Then...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/21/snoring-treatment-stopped-migraines/

Home Remedies Help Joint Pain


Q. The California raisin producers should hire me, since I irritate my friends and neighbors by yapping nonstop about gin-soaked raisins. After reading an article on your website about unflavored gelatin, I added that to my regimen. Now I wax...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/21/home-remedies-help-joint-pain/

Even Topical NSAIDs Have Side Effects


Q. My doctor gave me Voltaren Gel samples for joint pain. I cannot tolerate even tiny amounts of NSAIDs any more, so when I read the warnings, I asked about them. He dismissed them, saying the gel was better than...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/21/even-topical-nsaids-have-side-effects/

Banana Peel Bests Tricky Warts


Q. I have had warts on my nail bed and three fingers for a year. I had them frozen and painfully burned off by my dermatologist, to no avail. I went through several bottles of Compound W and similar products,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/08/21/banana-peel-bests-tricky-warts/

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