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Listen To Our Podcast: 852 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: Sometimes simple approaches can be surprisingly effective. A new study shows that helping...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/03/29/852-health-news-update/

No Xylitol for Fido!


Q. I read your column about using xylitol spray to ease symptoms of nasal congestion and sinusitis. Please warn your readers that xylitol is very toxic to dogs. A friend's dog got into a pack of sugar-free chewing gum sweetened...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/02/no-xylitol-for-fido/

Cayenne Pills for Heartburn


Q. I have had success with a remedy I read about in your newspaper column. I have persistent heartburn and was on prescription medications for more than a decade. I was surprised to read that cayenne pepper extract had helped...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/02/cayenne-pills-for-heartburn/

Tips to Ease Constipation


Q. I am 23 years old and having terrible trouble with constipation. I can go for a week without a bowel movement even though I am choking down gobs of fiber. When I finally do go, it can be very...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/02/tips-to-ease-constipation/

Treating Thyroid Problem Thoughtfully


Q. At 40, my health, weight and energy were all normal. Then I began to feel tired all the time and suffered with constipation, very dry skin and puffy eyes. My elderly family doctor ran a blood test and found...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/02/treating-thyroid-problem-thoughtfully/

Allergy Medicine Linked to Cataracts


Q. I am 55 and have been taking fluticasone nasal spray year round for allergies since about ten years ago. (I live in California and something is always blooming.) I was having vision problems recently, and the ophthalmologist I saw...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/01/allergy-medicine-linked-to-cataracts/

Vitamins Helped Hives


Q. I have been suffering with hives for eight years. No drugstore remedy worked. After reading on your website that vitamins might help, I started to take vitamin C and vitamin D supplements. I am amazed with the results. I...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/01/vitamins-helped-hives/


Does the FDA Love BPA?


The FDA has once again rejected the "PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE" when it comes to BPA (bisphenol-A). In a nutshell, the precautionary principle represents a cautious regulatory attitude when there is a possible risk to the public health. Even if there isn't...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/01/does-the-fda-love-bpa/


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