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Listen To Our Podcast: 881 The Art of Diagnosis


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: Diagnosis is the very foundation of medical care. Without an accurate diagnosis, doctors...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/24/881-the-art-of-diagnosis/

Winter Dries Skin and Lips


Whether the culprit is cold, dry air, frequent handwashing (to avoid catching colds) or dry heated air indoors, winter is tough on skin and lips. Many of us struggle at this time of year with chapped hands or chapped lips...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/winter-dries-skin-and-lips/

Long-Lasting Sexual Side Effects from Prostate Pill


Q. I have been taking Avodart for several years for an enlarged prostate. For the last year and a half I have been suffering from depression. I read that finasteride can cause depression. Since Avodart is similar to finasteride, I...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/long-lasting-sexual-side-effects-from-prostate-pill/

Dangers of Too Much Water and Too Little Salt


Q. I was rushed to the emergency department a few weeks ago because of low sodium. I have always been careful to eat a healthy diet low in salt. I've also made it a habit to drink a lot of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/dangers-of-too-much-water-and-too-little-salt/

Finding Safe Solutions for Breast Rash


Q. I have had a chronic rash under my breasts that has been quite troublesome. By chance I started rubbing my antiperspirant stick on that area after every shower, and it works like a miracle for me. I have not...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/finding-safe-solutions-for-breast-rash/

Lowering Cholesterol Without Muscle Pain


Q. I have read about side effects of simvastatin and told my doctor about the muscle and joint pain I've been experiencing on this cholesterol-lowering drug. I even pointed out that this is listed in the info that comes with...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/lowering-cholesterol-without-muscle-pain/

Cherry Juice for Knee Pain


Q. Ten months ago, I started having knee pain. I was given Tylenol, steroid shots, heat, cold, rest, and got no relief. I finally had knee surgery but that didn't help either. The pain and stiffness traveled to my other...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/cherry-juice-for-knee-pain/

Yoga Headstand Soothes Shoulder Pain


"I have had increasing pain in both rotator cuffs for the past week.This morning I could barely lift my right arm and nearly cried from the pain. I'm a chef and the physical/mental stress of Thanksgiving was taking it's toll....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/yoga-headstand-soothes-shoulder-pain/

Easing Kids' Coughs and Colds


Ask a pediatrician how to treat a child's cold, and you'll probably learn that there are few, if any, medicines that speed recovery or even ease symptoms. Dextromethorphan (abbreviated DM) is the main ingredient in most OTC cough remedies. Despite...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/easing-kids-coughs-and-colds/

Will Green Coffee Beans Promote Weight Loss?


Q. How good is green coffee bean extract for weight loss? A. A meta-analysis of research on green coffee bean extract as a weight loss aid suggests that it helps people lose about two pounds a month (Gastroenterology Research and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/26/will-green-coffee-beans-promote-weight-loss/

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I would like to know how much cherry juice to take for knee pain. There was an article in the paper regarding same to help. thank you

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