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This Week's Radio Show: 854 The Blood Sugar Solution


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: In the past few decades, both obesity and type 2 diabetes have risen...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/21/854-the-blood-sugar-solution/

Gin-Soaked Raisins Rhyme for Arthritis


Q. Thanks for the information about gin-soaked raisins. My experience with them inspired me to wax poetic: This bod I used to use to sin Before arthritis did it in Has got another crack at life From golden raisins steeped...

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Is Low Cholesterol Linked to Forgetfulness?


Q. Last fall my doctor prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor), and after several months I found I was having trouble remembering names and coming up with the right word. At dinner once I said "please pass the elephant" though I wanted the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/is-low-cholesterol-linked-to-forgetfulness/

Antidepressant Interactions Can Be Deadly


Serotonin has become a household word, thanks to Prozac (fluoxetine). Millions of people take this popular antidepressant or related drugs such as Zoloft (sertraline) and Paxil (paroxetine) every day. These medications are known scientifically as SSRIs: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/antidepressant-interactions-can-be-deadly/

Maggots for Wound Healing


Q. My grandfather was bayoneted in the stomach in World War I. His comrades left, promising to pick him up later. They did leave some water for him. He said as he lay there he watched the maggots eating at...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/17/maggots-for-wound-healing/


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Focused Ultrasound Foils Cancer

A new approach to treating prostate cancer may offer improved benefits. British scientists have developed a technique involving high-intensity focused ultrasound. MRI imaging is used to guide the sound waves to heat the tumor in a very localized manner. This...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/focused-ultrasound-foils-cancer/

 

Proton Beam Therapy for Prostate

Prostate cancer is diagnosed in more than 200,000 men each year. Radiation is a common form of treatment and several variations have been developed. A new study compared the effectiveness and safety of different forms of radiation therapy for localized...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/proton-beam-therapy-for-prostate/

 

New Warning for Finasteride


The Food and Drug Administration has modified the labeling information for the hair loss drug Propecia and the prostate medicine Proscar. Both drugs contain finasteride. The labels for both medications now specify that sexual difficulties associated with the drug may...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/new-warning-for-finasteride/

 

Yellow Spice Saves Hearts


A study from Thailand suggests that curcumins, components of the yellow spice turmeric, may be beneficial after heart bypass surgery. The research was conducted in 120 heart patients. Half got capsules containing curcumins, while the other half got a look-alike...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/yellow-spice-saves-hearts/

 

Hormone for Heart Failure


Testosterone may be beneficial for patients with heart failure. In this condition, the heart is less capable of pumping blood throughout the lungs and the body. Fluid may accumulate in the ankles and people may feel week and tired. Appropriate...

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Arthritis Drug No Help for Back Pain


People with chronic back pain are willing to do just about anything for relief. Before they sign up for surgery some undergo spinal injections of corticosteroids. Sciatica, pain in the back and leg caused by a pinched nerve, is notoriously...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/19/arthritis-drug-no-help-for-back-pain/

 


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