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This Week's Radio Show: 861 Dealing with Medical Flip Flops


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: It can be infuriating to follow health advice for years and later learn...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/861-dealing-with-medical-flip-flops/

Milk of Magnesia Solved Man's Underarm Rash


Q. My husband was having a real problem w/ underarm rash. After trying an antifungal cream which worked temporarily, I told him about milk of magnesia. He will never go back to any deodorant and absolutely raves about the effectiveness...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/milk-of-magnesia-solved-mans-underarm-rash/

How Long to Take Plavix (Clopidogrel) After a Stent?


Q. I had a heart attack. My HMO sent me to a hospital 40 milles away. A stent was inserted and Plavix was prescribed for three months and I was to see a local cardiologist in 3 weeks. The local...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/how-long-to-take-plavix-clopidogrel-after-a-stent/

Cornmeal Mush Cures Nail Fungus


Q. I remember reading in one of your columns that soaking your toes in corn meal will get rid of toenail fungus. I have very bad toe fungus from years of competitive tennis and I would love to get rid...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/cornmeal-mush-cures-nail-fungus/

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Coffee Consumption Delays Alzheimer's Disease


Coffee has gone from health hazard to health hero. In the latest study, older people with mild cognitive impairment had blood caffeine levels measured. The researchers tracked them for two to four years and found that those with at least...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/coffee-consumption-delays-alzheimers-disease/

 

Chocolate as a Cost-Effective Way to Fight Heart Disease


Australian researchers estimate that investing about $40 a year in dark chocolate could be a cost-effective strategy for reducing the risk of heart disease. This conclusion is the result of a complex mathematical model based on data from the Australian...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/chocolate-as-a-cost-effective-way-to-fight-heart-disease/

 

Telephone Therapy Good Against Depression


Psychotherapy can be an effective strategy for combating depression, but many people don't have access to a therapist. A new study suggests that telephone counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy. Over 200 volunteers with major depression were...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/telephone-therapy-good-against-depression/

 

Reaction to Fungi Triggers Inflammation


Your gastrointestinal tract is home to trillions of bacteria. This microbiome contains more 1000 different species of microbes. Scientists have long suspected that fungi also take up residence in our digestive tracts. A new analysis of DNA suggests that there...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/reaction-to-fungi-triggers-inflammation/

 

New Cancer Fighters Show Promise


Cancer researchers are making progress in efforts to stimulate the body's immune response to tumors. Investigators reported to the American Society of Clinical Oncology that an experimental drug worked against melanoma, kidney and lung cancers. The drug, BMS-936558 belongs to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/07/new-cancer-fighters-show-promise/

 


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Many hospitals now assign you a nurse anesthesiologist. What are the pros and cons of a nurse anesthesiologist versus an MD anesthesiology? Are there any particular circumstances or surgeries under which one should insist on the latter? How about for a nephrectomy using open surgery?

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