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Listen To Our Podcast: 889 Fever and the Immune System


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: How do you handle the fever of flu? Many people turn to OTC...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/19/889-fever-and-the-immune-system/

Scary Generic Coreg (Carvedilol) Side Effects


Q. My wife has been taking Coreg for 10 years and doing well. Last week she was advised that a generic version of the drug (carvedilol) was available. At the advice of the pharmacist (who insisted that the ingredients were...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/scary-generic-coreg-carvedilol-side-effects/

Did Surgeons Really Leave 16 Items Inside Patient?


It is one of those stories that sends shivers up and down our spines. Next to operating on the wrong patient or the wrong body part, leaving surgical "stuff" inside a patient's body tops our list of "never events." These...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/did-surgeons-really-leave-16-items-inside-patient/

Did Cholesterol Drug Cause Man Boobs?


Q. At 65 years old, I've been active all my life. I've been a runner since returning from Vietnam in 1969 and also lifted weights. I stopped lifting weights ten years ago because I was lifting plenty on my job...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/did-cholesterol-drug-cause-man-boobs/

Sugar Replacing Tetracycline on Cattle Ranch


Q. Your column about using sugar on wounds has changed the way I treat the cattle on my ranch. We have nearly replaced tetracycline powder for cattle hoof abscesses and lesions. We did a test and saw equal results with...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/sugar-passes-the-test-on-cattle-ranch/

Medicine to Lengthen Lashes


Q. My sister has been on Lumigan for glaucoma and her eyelashes are amazing--long and thick! What a nice side effect! I would love to have my eyelashes grow but I think it would be irresponsible to take a prescription...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/medicine-to-lengthen-lashes/

Will Onions Keep Kids Healthy?


Q. I recently read online that if you cut an unpeeled onion in half and put it in an open jar in the bedroom of a sick person, the onion will absorb the germs and speed recovery. Dishes of onions...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/will-onions-keep-kids-healthy/

Drugs Caused Confusion for Senior Citizen


Q. My mother-in-law is 97. A couple years ago her clinic put her on two medications on your list of drugs that cause memory and cognition problems for older people. She hardly knew what day it was and spent most...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/drugs-caused-confusion-for-senior-citizen/

Plantar Wart Healed with Turmeric


Q. After reading a column about turmeric for plantar warts, I began treating a very large wart that covered my entire heel. I am happy to report that it has stopped growing and is slowly healing. Thank you. A. Other...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/plantar-wart-healed-with-turmeric/

Unusual Symptom Signals Celiac Disease


Celiac disease remains mysterious, even to physicians. In this condition the body is unable to tolerate proteins found in gluten, a constituent of wheat, barley and rye grains. Although there is a genetic susceptibility, we do not know exactly why...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/21/unusual-symptom-signals-celiac-disease/

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This is really a good set of issues and topics that I find very interesting. My favorite is the one which talked about 16 items that were left inside a person. I'm really shaking my head over this one. I am confused as to how this was even possible.

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