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Listen To Our Podcast: 840 Willpower Science


Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: At the start of a new year, many of us resolve to adopt...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/12/31/840-willpower-science/

Can You Outgrow Celiac Disease?


Q. I always thought celiac disease was extremely rare and only affected young children. I was told that I had celiac sprue as a child but that I had outgrown it. I suffer a lot of digestive tract discomfort and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/can-you-outgrow-celiac-disease/

Mustard Eases Post Wedding Party Pain


Q. After dancing up a storm in high heels at a very fun wedding reception, I awoke with a terrible leg cramp in my calf. It was so intense I could barely move. After trying to grab my toe to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/mustard-eases-post-wedding-party-pain/

Blood Pressure Pill May Trigger Deadly Side Effect


Q. In an earlier column, you told a reader not to be afraid of the blood pressure pill lisinopril. I believe you should have warned her about the side effect I experienced. My face and lips swelled severely. Apparently the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/blood-pressure-pill-may-trigger-deadly-side-effect/

Ten Tips to Surviving an ER Visit


Most of us dread going to the emergency room when we are sick or injured. Even under ideal circumstances, it is a scary experience. The pain, the noise, the dread of the unknown diagnosis, the long waits to be seen...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/ten-tips-to-surviving-an-er-visit/

Combating Chronic Constipation


Q. I've suffered from chronic constipation most of my life. My doctor prescribed Amitiza, and it has been a lifesaver. However, the medicine is now costing me hundreds of dollars a months and I can't afford it. Is there another...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/combating-chronic-constipation/

Does Painkiller Put Kids at Risk of Asthma?


For most of the 20th century pediatricians and parents preferred aspirin for lowering fevers and easing pain in children. But in 1980 a report linked aspirin to Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal childhood disease. Initially, doctors were skeptical....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/does-painkiller-put-kids-at-risk-of-asthma/

Milk of Magnesia Eases Eczema


Q. I am amazed at all the uses for milk of magnesia that I have read about in your newspaper column. I know people use it as a deodorant. I have eczema. When I read your article on how it...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/milk-of-magnesia-eases-eczema/

Chantix Causes Mother Distress


Q. My mother has taken the stop-smoking drug Chantix for nearly a month. She no longer has any desire to smoke, but she has had severe side effects. They were nausea, a bad taste in her mouth, stomach cramps, gas,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/02/chantix-causes-mother-distress/

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