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This Week's Radio Show: 860 Marriage Rules


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: When so many marriages end in divorce, are there guidelines about how to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/02/860-marriage-rules/

Medication Mistakes Could Be Deadly


When an airplane crashes, the public demands to know what went wrong. They also want the problem to be corrected so it won't happen again. When it comes to medicine, however, there are rarely investigations. It is relatively unusual for...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/medication-mistakes-could-be-deadly/

Sexual Side Effects Are Common


Q. I am taking fluoxetine for depression and something unsettling is happening. After years of a satisfying sex life, I am now unable to achieve orgasm. I asked my doctor if this could be a side effect of the medicine...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/sexual-side-effects-are-common/

Seeking Hormone-Free Sunscreen


Q. I recently read that some sunscreens contain hormones that can interfere with young children. I am an avid user of sunscreen for me and my children and it concerns me about my 9-year-old daughter. What ingredients should I be...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/seeking-hormone-free-sunscreen/


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Pain Relievers Lower Skin Cancer Risk


Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the risk of skin cancer. Danish researchers compared the painkiller history of more than 18,000 people with skin cancer to that of nearly 180,000 people without the disease. They found that people who had...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/pain-relievers-lower-skin-cancer-risk/

 

Saw Palmetto No Help for Prostate Problems


Many men with enlarged prostate glands have sought relief from an herbal remedy called saw palmetto. It was reputed to alleviate symptoms such as frequent urination, but a new meta-analysis from the Cochrane Collaboration demonstrates that saw palmetto extract performs...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/saw-palmetto-no-help-for-prostate-problems/

 

Many Doctors Plan to Keep Screening PSA


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that doctors drop routine PSA screening for prostate cancer. This decision was based on large, long-term, prospective trials that showed PSA screening did not improve overall survival. But a new survey from...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/many-doctors-plan-to-keep-screening-psa/

 

HRT for Hot Flashes, Not Heart Disease


Not content to aggravate urologists and men concerned about prostate cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has now made a recommendation that is likely to rile gynecologists and postmenopausal women. The panel of experts reviewed studies relating to the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/hrt-for-hot-flashes-not-heart-disease/

 

Technology and Coaching for Good Health


We all know we should eat more vegetables and fruits and less fat. We're also aware that more exercise and less time in front of a television would also benefit our health. Public health experts often wring their hands in...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/31/technology-and-coaching-for-good-health/

 



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