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Listen To Our Podcast: 844 Overcoming Obsessions


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: Washing your hands may be a good way to avoid catching colds, but...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/28/844-overcoming-obsessions/

Mango Skin Allergy Mimics Poison Ivy


Q. After eating prepared mangos over the holidays, I bought some to peel and slice myself. I even chewed on the seed. Bad mistake! By the next day, I was itching under my chin. This became swelling around my mouth...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/30/mango-skin-allergy-mimics-poison-ivy/

Vitamin D Deficiency and Osteoporosis


Q. I am 55 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis last April. I just learned that I am deficient in vitamin D. I have felt fatigued and mentally foggy as long as I can remember. Could I have been vitamin D...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/30/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-osteoporosis/

Bidet Alleviates Itchy Bottom


Q. I have been diagnosed with pruritus ani, itching around the anal area. This condition causes itching so intense that it can keep me up at night. My doctor ruled out hemorrhoids and other causes. I was told to stay...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/30/bidet-alleviates-itchy-bottom/

Finding Alternatives to Prescription Drug Treatment


Q. My aging parents belong to a generation that never questions anything a doctor says. They both take so many medications they can barely keep track of everything. Here is just a partial list: amlodipine, diclofenac, pravastatin, furosemide, atenolol, amiodarone,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/30/finding-alternatives-to-prescription-drug-treatment/

Zithromax Helped Reader Breathe Easier


Q. I have had COPD for decades. After taking azithromycin for about 15 weeks I am feeling well for the first time in over 20 years. A. A placebo-controlled study found that the antibiotic azithromycin can reduce flare-ups associated with...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/30/zithromax-helped-reader-breathe-easier/

Cayenne Pepper Cured Heartburn


Q. I used to have heartburn and took drugs to treat it for several years. I later learned that hot peppers could help, so I purchased a bottle of cayenne pepper capsules. I take just one a day with food....

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No More Free Lunches?


As the adage goes, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." This phrase dates back to the 19th century when bars would offer their patrons a "free lunch" so long as they bought something to drink. The meals were...

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Anxiety & Stopping Alprazolam & Atenolol Side Effects


Q. I have a long history of anxiety and panic attacks. I am also a performing musician, which can often cause performance anxiety. I have been prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) off and on over the years along with a myriad of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/28/atenolol-side-effects-and-withdrawal-from-alprazolam/

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