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Listen To Our Podcast: 842 Health & the Environment


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: How does our exposure to the environment affect our health? Medicine is beginning...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/14/842-health-the-environment/

Did Statin Cause Temporary Memory Loss?


Q. My husband was on Lipitor for three years. One day, out of the blue, he lost his memory. He knew his name but not the date or where he had been the day before. He was able to tell...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/16/did-statin-cause-temporary-memory-loss/

Nitroglycerin Still Experimental for Osteoporosis


Q. Earlier this year I saw one of your articles about the use of nitroglycerin patches for osteoporosis. Are there any further studies on this? I have severe osteoporosis and have used most of the available treatments without success. I'll...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/16/nitroglycerin-still-experimental-for-osteoporosis/

How Does Mustard Relieve Cramps?


Q. I've read about people using yellow mustard to get rid of leg cramps, and my theory is that the cure is walking to the kitchen. Stretching the cramp out relieves it within a minute or two. To test the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/16/how-does-mustard-relieve-cramps/

Does Grapefruit Interact with Red Yeast Rice?


Q. I develop muscle soreness on prescription statins, so my cardiologist recommended red yeast rice. He said it works like lovastatin and advised me to avoid grapefruit. Why? A. Grapefruit affects many medications including statins such as lovastatin, simvastatin and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/16/does-grapefruit-interact-with-red-yeast-rice/

Metoprolol Behind Discomfort


Q. I take metoprolol for blood pressure, and lately I have had trouble with cold hands and feet. I also have joint pain and shortness of breath. Am I right to suspect the drug? A. Metoprolol is a beta blocker...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/16/metoprolol-behind-discomfort/

Celery Seeds Against Gout


Q. Celery seeds work to prevent gout! I am 43 and have been fighting high uric acid since my first attack eight years ago. All the things I've tried (from apple cider vinegar to tart cherries and green tea) are...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/16/celery-seeds-against-gout/

Unusual Approaches to Fighting Warts


Warts are, in many ways, a medical mystery. Scientists know that they are caused by viruses, and the viruses responsible have even been identified and catalogued. Doctors have many therapies for warts, but it can be hard to predict if...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/15/unusual-approaches-to-fighting-warts/



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