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Listen To Our Podcast: 832 Maintaining Memory


As we get older memory slips seem to become more common. Forgetting someone's name is embarrassing, and it fuels our concern about whether our minds are weakening as we grow older. But there are strategies to employ to reduce the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/22/832-maintaining-memory/

Drug Offers Relief for Enlarged Prostate

Q. I have heard that the FDA has approved a new drug to treat symptoms of prostate enlargement. The trouble is that I didn't catch the name. If it is less likely to cause sexual difficulties than finasteride or an...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/drug-offers-relief-for-enlarged-prostate/

Pros and Cons of Chocolate


Q. I really love chocolate and if there are proven health benefits I will be very happy indeed! I still have doubts whether chocolate can be healthy. How about sharing information on side effects and disadvantages? A. Chocolate can lower...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/pros-and-cons-of-chocolate/

Physician Warns about Drug Dangers


Q. I am a physician. Often, we are afraid to stop medications because if something bad happens, we could be sued for causing Mom's stroke, heart attack or death. I love it when my patients stop their medications themselves or...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/physician-warns-about-drug-dangers/

Treating Arthritis without NSAIDs


Q. My cardiologist insists that I have to take low-dose aspirin and Plavix to prevent a heart attack. The trouble is that I have arthritis and bursitis. Because of the Plavix and aspirin I can't take the usual ibuprofen or...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/treating-arthritis-without-nsaids/

In Search of Medication Information


Q. I want to get all the written, credible medical information possible about my prescription. In the old days, the pharmacist would include printed information from the manufacturer along with the drug. That version was FDA-approved. These days, we usually...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/in-search-of-medication-information/

Hot Peppers Help Heal Pain


Q. My primary care doctor prescribed Cymbalta for neuropathy, a very painful burning sensation in three of my toes. It seemed to work, but it is expensive. The doctor I saw at the VA recommended capsicum since Cymbalta is not...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/hot-peppers-help-heal-pain/

Many Causes and Cures for Bad Breath


Bad breath (halitosis in doctorspeak) is not a topic for polite conversation. In fact even your dentist or best friend may not bring up the subject of dragon breath. Many people are painfully aware of their breath problem. They chew...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/24/many-causes-and-cures-for-bad-breath/

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