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Listen To Our Podcast: 859 Medical Myths & the Future of Health Care


Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the free podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: • Does the U.S. have the best health care system in the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/26/859-medical-myths-the-future-of-health-care/

Seeking Aluminum-Free Deodorant for Teenager


Q. I am looking for a deodorant or an antiperspirant that doesn't contain aluminum for myself and my teenage daughter. The natural, aluminum-free products from the health food store just don't do the job. My daughter is very self conscious...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/28/seeking-aluminum-free-deodorant-for-teenager/

Ibuprofen Boosts Blood Pressure


Q. About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. I started taking ibuprofen for the pain. A few years later I was at work when my heart suddenly started pounding. I went to see my primary...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/28/ibuprofen-boosts-blood-pressure/

Doctor Embraces Old Wives' Tale


Q. My husband is a physician. When I told him about the "mustard cure" for leg cramps, he laughed it off as just another old wives' tale. Then when he had leg cramps during the night, I insisted on giving...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/28/doctor-rejects-remedy-then-embraces-it/

Sting Shots Could Save a Life


Q. You responded recently to a woman who almost died after a yellow jacket sting. Your advice to get an EpiPen was good, but it should have gone further. After I lived more than 25 years with severe insect sting...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/28/sting-shots-could-save-a-life/

Soy Flops at Controlling Hot Flashes


Q. I got my hot flashes under control by using cold-milled ground golden flaxseed. I started with as much as 4 tablespoons per day, adding the ground flaxseed to cereal in the morning and yogurt later in the day. I...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/28/soy-flops-at-controlling-hot-flashes/

Could Celiac Disease Be Causing Symptoms?


Q. Your radio show on celiac disease inspired me to drop gluten-containing grains at the age of 38, and I never felt better. Like so many people I had fallen through the diagnostic cracks. I can trace many symptoms back...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/28/could-celiac-disease-be-causing-symptoms/

Avoiding Mosquito Bites Naturally


Summer fun is easily ruined by insects. Ask any dermatologist or military commander what to do to avoid mosquito bites and you'll be told that DEET is the answer (New England Journal of Medicine, July 4, 2002). The U.S. military...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/27/avoiding-mosquito-bites-naturally/

Gabapentin Side Effects


Q. I would like to know your feelings on the regular use of gabapentin for chronic insomnia. As a long time suffer of insomnia, my doctor has prescribed a myriad of drugs. Most recently upwards of 3600 mg of gabapentin...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/26/gabapentin-side-effects/


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