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This Week's Radio Show: 849 Drop Pounds without Exercise


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: Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle is inimical to good health. Even exercising...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/10/849-move-a-little/

Many Drugs Can Cause Confusion


Doctors know better than to prescribe certain dangerous drugs to pregnant women. Medications like thalidomide (Thalomid) or isotretinon (Accutane) can cause tragic birth defects. The ulcer medicine misoprostol (Cytotec) can trigger premature labor. Packaging and prescribing instructions for these drugs...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/many-drugs-can-cause-confusion/

Drowsy Driving Caused Car Crash


Q. Last month I rear-ended another car because I was drowsy. There wasn't much damage, but it scared the heck out of me. After the accident, I asked my doctor for help with my sleeping problem and he prescribed Ambien....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/drowsy-driving-caused-car-crash/

Woman Bothered By Bigger Breasts


Q. My doctor prescribed hormone replacement therapy, but I find it has made my breasts bigger. Every estrogen I have looked up has the same side effect listed. Some of my other drugs (Claritin, nortriptyline and Tagamet) also list breast...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/woman-bothered-by-bigger-breasts/


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Does BPA Exposure Harm the Heart?


A common environmental contaminant may be increasing the risk for heart disease. Bisphenol A or BPA for short is widespread in food packaging. It is in the plastic resin that is used to line most cans that contain food or...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/does-bpa-exposure-harm-the-heart/

 

Chocolate for Heart Health


There is increasing evidence that chocolate might be good for the heart. A meta-analysis of 42 studies confirms that chocolate or cocoa can help lower blood pressure and improve blood vessel flexibility. People given cacao compounds also had lower insulin...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/chocolate-for-heart-health/

 

Cocoa Boosts Muscle Mitochondria


A clinical trial at the University of California, San Diego, revealed a new benefit of dark chocolate. Five people with type 2 diabetes and advanced heart failure had the mitochondria in their muscles measured before and after three months of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/cocoa-boosts-muscle-mitochondria/

 

Vitamin A May Offer Protection from Melanoma


Vitamin A supplements have gotten some bad press of late. Research has not demonstrated a benefit and there is even some concern that vitamin A supplementation may lead to weakened bones. New research, however, suggests that people who get more...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/08/vitamin-a-may-offer-protection-from-melanoma/

 

Vitamin D May Protect Against Stress Fractures


Young women may also benefit from vitamin D. Researchers studied more than 6,000 girls between 9 and 15 years old for seven years. They collected information about the girls' intake of dairy products, calcium and vitamin D and also...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/07/vitamin-d-may-protect-against-stress-fractures/

 



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