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Listen To Our Podcast: 887 Food for Thought


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: As we move into the new year, we'd all like to do everything...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/05/887-food-for-thought/

Solving Nighttime Urinary Problems


Q. I hate having to get up three or four times a night to urinate. Around 3 or 4 in the morning I have trouble getting back to sleep. I have discovered that when I take ibuprofen for post-exercise soreness...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/solving-nighttime-urinary-problems/

What To Do If You Get the Flu


The call came from a dear friend. The minute we heard his voice we knew he was sick. His voice sounded scratchy and it only took him a second to confirm what we already suspected...he had the flu. The caller...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/what-to-do-if-you-get-the-flu/

Does a Chill Cause a Cold?


Q. When I get sweaty from working outside in the winter and then get chilled, I frequently start to feel a sore throat coming on within several hours. It often develops into a full-blown cold. I believe the chill doesn't...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/does-a-chill-cause-a-cold/

Grapefruit-Drug Interactions Can Be Serious


Q. Where can I find out more about grapefruit interactions with medicines? I would like to know which prescription drugs are negatively affected. My pharmacist couldn't tell me whether red yeast rice that I take to lower my cholesterol would...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/grapefruit-drug-interactions-can-be-serious/

Will Colon Cleansing Work for Chronic Constipation?


Q. I am constantly amazed at the out-of-the-box alternatives you offer for health problems. I hope you can do the same for my wife. For years she has suffered from constipation, with just one or two difficult bowel movements per...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/will-colon-cleansing-work-for-chronic-constipation/

Tegretol Against Tinnitus


Q. I was experiencing a loud static type sound in my right ear that came on and off every 15 seconds. A doctor prescribed Tegretol for this problem. I took the drug for about a month, and the condition went...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/tegretol-against-tinnitus/

Should You Fight Fever When You Have Flu?


In this season of sniffles, sneezes, coughs and fever, millions of Americans reach into their medicine cabinets for aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen. These drugs bring down an elevated temperature, but is that a good idea? Even though most cold and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/should-you-fight-fever-when-you-have-flu/

Will Brazil Nuts Raise Risk of Diabetes?


Q. I saw a report citing a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that tracked 1202 people for 8 years. It showed there was a 50 percent increase in type 2 diabetes in the people taking a supplement...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/07/will-brazil-nuts-raise-risk-of-diabetes/

Onion & Garlic Remedies For Colds & Flu


Q. When I am sick with a cold I crave onions. I am not sure why and I don't know if they actually help me get over my cold any faster. I just read an article that is circulating on...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/03/onion-garlic-remedies-for-colds-flu/

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