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Listen To Our Podcast: 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/

Salt Controversy Stirs Strong Emotions


Nothing gets people stirred up like a food fight. Emotions run strong when it comes to the things we love to hate, such as salt. For decades Americans have been told to shun the salt shaker. The message has been...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/salt-controversy-stirs-strong-emotions/

Cranberry-Coumadin Combo Could Be Lethal


Q. I have had blood clots in my lungs, and I take Coumadin to prevent recurrences. When I drank 12 ounces of cranberry-grape juice, it sent my INR level to 16.4, compared to the previous day's level of 6.5. Both...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/cranberry-coumadin-combo-could-be-lethal/

Tonic Water Thwarts Marauding Mosquitoes


Q. I am very sensitive to mosquito bites, and mosquitoes LOVE me. If I get one bite, I have ten. A friend suggested a shot glass of tonic water each day. While she was on her honeymoon in a tropical...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/tonic-water-thwarts-marauding-mosquitoes/

Muscle Pain on Natural Statin


Q. About three months ago, I started taking red yeast rice to reduce my cholesterol. I am 52 and very active. (I walk, run and do Zumba classes.) In the past two weeks, I have been plagued with muscle pain...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/muscle-pain-on-natural-statin/

Putting in Eye Drops


Q. I've got an easy way to put in eye drops. Bend your head back, close your eye and put the drop in the corner. Open your eye and the drop will automatically run in. A. Putting drops in your...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/putting-in-eye-drops/

Getting Rid of Ringworm


Q. I have had ringworm on my scalp for several years and cannot get rid of it no matter what I try. I wonder if there is a way to remedy this. I also suffer from toenail fungus. Is there...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/getting-rid-of-ringworm/

Mixture of Medicines Might Be Too Much


Q. High blood pressure runs in my family. Both my parents had hypertension. Despite following a low salt diet and exercising, my blood pressure crept up. When my systolic number hit 160, my doctor prescribed medicine. First he gave me...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/mixture-of-medicines-might-be-too-much/

Seniors' Slippage May Be Due to Drugs


There was a time when people who managed to reach a ripe old age were respected, even treasured. They were revered for their experience and wisdom. These days, though, we live in a youth-oriented culture. Even the practice of medicine...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/06/11/seniors-slippage-may-be-due-to-drugs/



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