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Listen To Our Podcast: 841 Health News Update


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: Acetaminophen is often considered the safest pain reliever available, and it is certainly...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/07/841-health-news-update/

Medicine's Code of Silence About Mistakes


Have you ever heard the phrase "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"? Wonder where it comes from? This proverb about three monkeys is often used to refer to people who deal with bad behavior by pretending it...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/09/medicines-code-of-silence-about-mistakes/

Garlic for Fleas Gets Readers Riled


Q. You wrote that people should not give their dogs garlic to control fleas because it could cause anemia. I gave my dog fresh garlic for years. She had a horrible flea allergy and nothing else helped at all. Without...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/09/garlic-for-fleas-gets-readers-riled/

Generic Blood Pressure Patch Failed


Q. I have been on Catapres patches for several years to help control high blood pressure. My insurance company switched me to generic clonidine patches without my knowledge. Within 36 hours of switching to the generic, my blood pressure was...

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Will Vinegar Lower Cholesterol?


Q. I have just learned that I have high cholesterol and that I need to treat it with diet and exercise. The problem is that I already exercise and eat a very healthy diet. I doubt I can improve on...

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Treating Eczema


Q. Are there any simple treatments for severe eczema other than steroids? I just hate to keep smearing steroid cream on my skin all the time. A. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin inflammation that may be...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/09/treating-eczema/

Does Coconut Water Ease Acid Reflux?


Q. I had such painful heartburn and reflux that it would wake me up in the middle of the night. I read somewhere that coconut water helps with heartburn. I have been drinking about two cups of coconut water for...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/09/does-coconut-water-ease-acid-reflux/

Dealing with Post-Holiday Depression


The holiday parties are over and far-flung family members have returned to their own homes. The presents have been put away and thank-you notes written. Reality is about to set in. Many of us have gained a few pounds between...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/09/dealing-with-post-holiday-depression/



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