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July 2012

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Listen To Our Podcast: 866 Diabetes Solutions
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Hot Water Stops Poison Ivy Itching
Birth Control Pills Banish Libido
Armour Eased Thyroid Symptoms
In Search of Excedrin
Mustard for Muscle Cramp
Another Opinion Averted Surgery
Lifeguards Count on Vinegar Against Jellyfish Stings
Fighting Fungus in Sensitive Places
Diovan HCT Side Effects (Read More)
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Q. I had poison ivy all over my leg and nothing I tried for it seemed to help much. It may sound crazy, but I noticed that when I got in a hot shower, the hot water felt good on... (Read More)
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Q. I have been taking Yaz for about a year now. Since starting the drug, I have been less interested in the things that I love, especially sex. During foreplay, it takes me forever to get ready, and I'm still... (Read More)
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Q. After years of begging my doctor to check my thyroid, he finally ran tests eight years ago and found that I am hypothyroid. At first he prescribed Synthroid, but even after increasing the dose every year for five years... (Read More)
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Q. Can you please tell me what happened to Excedrin and when it will be back on the market? I've always used Excedrin for headaches and backache and it worked better for me than anything else on the market. Will... (Read More)
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Q. I walked all around the house for 10 minutes last night with a cramp in my ankle that wouldn't quit. Then I remembered my sister telling me to try mustard. I went to the refrigerator and got a dab... (Read More)
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Q. Years ago, when my brother was nineteen years old, he went to his physician for a routine checkup. The doctor told my brother that he needed surgery and referred my brother to a surgeon. That doctor told my brother... (Read More)
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Q. Life guards at Daytona Beach use a remedy for man-o-war stings that you should know about. Spray on white vinegar, scrape the stings with the edge of a credit card to get the barbs out, then run hot water... (Read More)
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This is the time of year that fungi thrive. Heat and humidity are the lifeblood for mold and mildew. Just check your shower curtain or the crawl space under your house in August to see signs of fungal growth. Your... (Read More)
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Q. Three months ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Iam a 61-year-old woman. My doctor prescribed Diovan HCT. The side effects have been really bad; my legs and back are so weak and the fatigue feeling is overbearing,... (Read More)
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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: Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in this country. An estimated 26... (Read More)
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This Week's Radio Show: 866 Diabetes Dilemmas
Are Crystal Alum Antiperspirants Safe?
Desperate for Help With Recurrent Cold Sores
More Scientific Support For Soap Against Cramps
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Heart Risk from Hip Surgery
Video for Vertigo
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Q. I have relied on a crystal antiperspirant for years on the assumption that it contains no aluminum. It even says on the label "No Aluminum Chlorohydrate." In addition the front labels states that it is hypoallergenic and both fragrance... (Read More)
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Q. I have always suffered from terrible cold sores as far back as I can remember. I am especially vulnerable in the summer when I spend a lot of time outdoors. Even with lip balm that has a sunblock I... (Read More)
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A few days ago retired physicist Derek H. Page and his colleague Hugh Smailes submitted an article to The People's Pharmacy titled "Why Does Soap Soothe Nighttime Leg Cramps?" It was an interesting hypothesis and we invite you take a... (Read More)
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A long-awaited drug for Alzheimer's disease has flamed out in one important clinical trial. There was a lot riding on bapineuzumab (BAP′ EE NUE″ ZOO MAB) because this medication targeted beta amyloid plaque that builds up in the brains of... (Read More)
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One of the strongest risk factors for Alzheimer's disease is traumatic injury to the brain. Mouse research now shows that injury leads to changes in two important proteins that help brain cells communicate. In addition, and possibly as a result,... (Read More)
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Hip and knee replacements have become increasingly common, and physicians have felt confident about the risks of this type of orthopedic surgery. An additional threat has just been discovered, though. Danish investigators reviewing the records of 95,000 patients found that... (Read More)
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People who suffer from vertigo often feel desperate. If the problem is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the world seems to spin any time they move their heads. It is extremely uncomfortable, even disorienting. BPPV is caused when calcium crystals in... (Read More)
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Pregnant women have been given mixed messages about nuts. Until recently some national guidelines called for women to avoid eating nuts and peanuts during pregnancy. Experts feared that in utero exposure would increase a child's chance of developing asthma or... (Read More)
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Listen To Our Podcast: 865 The Hidden Epidemic
Home Remedy for Hot Spots Cheers Chihuahua
The Salt Debate Heats Up
Soothing Joint Pain Without Strong Drugs
Acne Medicine for Fire Ant Bites
Listerine Eases Sore Lips
Milk of Magnesia Eases Heat Rash
Why Does Soap Soothe Nighttime Leg Cramps?
Hair Pill May Harm Sex Life Indefinitely
Antiperspirant on Breasts is Bad News (Read More)
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Are you following us on Facebook? If not, here's what you could be missing: In addition to important health news updates and links to health research and news you can use, you too can be a part of the conversation.... (Read More)
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Q. My poor chihuahua has suffered from skin problems her whole life. We've taken her to the vet numerous times and have tried every treatment they have given us. Most of them work well enough to get rid of the... (Read More)
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Q. I have worked outside for most of my career, which is great, but it can be a challenge in the summer. Several years ago I became very run down during a brutally hot summer. On a whim, I dumped... (Read More)
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Q. I can't take aspirin or other over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen. They all make my stomach hurt! I am having trouble with joint pain, though, and wonder what you can suggest. Tylenol works, but I hate... (Read More)
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Q. I live in Florida where there are lots of fire ants. I garden, which means I periodically get bitten. I have tried everything from Diprolene (a corticosteroid) to crushed walnut shells to immersion in a swimming pool without much... (Read More)
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Q. I suffer from occasional bouts of angular cheilitis. I find that applying Listerine to the sores helps to eliminate the problem within a few days. A. Angular cheilitis is a fancy name for sore red cracks at the corners... (Read More)
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Q. I am in my late seventies, and my breasts are very large. In hot weather I used to have a serious problem with heat rash. Various creams and lotions didn't help much. Then I tried milk of magnesia, and... (Read More)
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The following hypothesis was contributed by Derek H. Page and Hugh Smailes: Several years ago, Ann Landers raised a provocative question in her column: does soap at the foot of the bed cure night-time leg cramps? The consensus in the... (Read More)
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How many men would willingly trade in their sex drive for a full head of hair? For some, that might seem like a deal with the devil. Evidence is accumulating, though, that at least a few men make such a... (Read More)