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Listen To Our Podcast: 883 Healthy Holiday Feasts


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: Too often the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is filled with...

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Beware Cod Liver Oil for Dry Skin!


Q. My skin is in terrible shape. Every winter about this time my hands start cracking and peeling and they look terrible. The dryness makes my skin feel like sandpaper and the itching is unbearable. I have been a bloody...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/12/10/beware-cod-liver-oil-for-dry-skin/

Vitamin D Solved Pain Problem


Q. About five years ago, I began to suffer severe pain in my left hip and leg. It was agonizing when I lay in bed. I had to crawl on my hands and knees to climb stairs. Physical therapy did...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/12/10/vitamin-d-solved-pain-problem/

Pickle Juice Perfect for Restless Foot


Q. I don't have restless leg syndrome (RLS) or nighttime leg cramps. Rather I have "restless foot," sometimes in the right foot, sometimes in the left. I can actually feel the energy building up in my foot when it comes...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/12/10/pickle-juice-perfect-for-restless-foot/

Did Cabbage Damage Thyroid?


Q. About six months ago, I started eating large amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables, unaware that this affects thyroid levels. Yesterday, I went for an annual physical with blood work, and the doctor said it looks like my thyroid is...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/12/10/did-cabbage-damage-thyroid/

Generic Drugs Often Made Abroad


Q. I just filled a prescription for the sleeping pill zolpidem (generic Ambien) at a discount pharmacy. The literature with this prescription said my medication was manufactured in Amman, Jordan. What's with this? A. Increasingly, generic drugs (and many brand...

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Handling Serious Heartburn without Drugs


Q. Several months ago I went to the ER because of severe chest pain. I thought I was having a heart attack. After some tests they told me it was heartburn. My highly respected naturopathic doctor told me not to...

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Earlobe Crease Linked to Heart Trouble?


Q. I just read that if you have earlobe creases you at are risk for heart disease. Do they always indicate clogged arteries? My grandparents lived past 90. My father is healthy at 82 and still exercising. I ride my...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/12/10/how-serious-is-earlobe-crease/

Easing Shingles Pain


Q. I recently developed shingles and the pain was excruciating. My doctor was slow to diagnose the problem because I didn't have blisters. Once I got a prescription for acyclovir, the pain became bearable. Please tell your readers to get...

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How Good Are Flu Shots?


Health experts are warning that this year's influenza outbreak could be the worst in a decade. That's why public health officials are urging almost everyone to get a flu shot. Older people (those over 65) are cautioned that they may...

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Will Food and Drink Affect Your Drug?


Everyone is in a hurry these days. This is especially true when it comes to prescriptions. Many doctors don't even hand you a paper prescription; they just transmit it electronically from their computer or smart phone directly to the pharmacy....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/12/09/will-food-and-drink-affect-your-drug/


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Did anyone mention apple cider vinegar for leg cramps? This is an Amish remedy. If leg cramps occur, take a swig of apple cider vinegar and within 2 minutes cramps will be gone. I have used this and it has helped with some wicked cramps!

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