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This Week's Radio Show: 892 Will Food Affect Your Medicine?


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: When Dr. David Bailey and his colleagues first published their findings that grapefruit...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/09/892-food-and-drug-interactions/

Cookie Power for Devastating Diarrhea!


Q. Sorry to repeat a question I know you've answered, but at the time I didn't know someone with the problem. My niece has recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and in spite of medication is in a lot of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/cookie-power-for-devastating-diarrhea/

Clonazepam (Klonopin) Side Effects & Complications


Q. I've been taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg for about 3 months, and I do not recommend it. I was having dizzy feelings (work-related stress), insomnia, and was prescribed this medication by a neurologist. The medication worked initially, allowing me to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/clonazepam-klonopin-side-effects-complications/

Pet Prescription


by Danielle Einav, LCSW and Douglas Segan, MD What would you think if your doctor prescribed a pet? Americans get of lot of criticism for failing to make healthy lifestyle choices. But we're doing at least one thing right. Roughly...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/06/pet-prescription/


Health Headlines:

Are Baby Boomers Kidding Themselves?


Baby boomers are not as healthy as they imagine. The generation that took as its slogan "don't trust anyone over 30" is beginning to reach Medicare age. This cohort was born between 1946 and 1964. They were supposed to be...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/are-baby-boomers-kidding-themselves/

 

Will Sunshine Protect You from Rheumatoid Arthritis?


Exposure to sunlight has been linked to a number of health benefits, including a reduced incidence of some cancers. New research suggests that ultraviolet light exposure may also cut the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. The data come from the Nurses'...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/will-sunshine-protect-you-from-rheumatoid-arthritis/

 

Painful Stones Linked to Supplement Use


Scientists have been debating the relationship between vitamin C supplements and kidney stones for decades. In the 1970s the New England Journal of Medicine published heated correspondence about this controversy. Now Swedish investigators have weighed in with a study of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/painful-stones-linked-to-supplement-use/

 

TV Time May Stunt Sperm


Harvard researchers report that too much TV time might impact male fertility. The study involved nearly 200 healthy college students at the University of Rochester in New York. They answered questionnaires about their physical activity and supplied sperm samples. The...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/tv-time-may-stunt-sperm/

 

How Zinc Helps Fight Infection


Zinc deficiency may contribute to life-threatening inflammation in the face of serious infection. The researchers at Ohio State University used animal models and human cell cultures to study the immune response to infection. They found that when zinc was adequate,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/07/how-zinc-helps-fight-infection/

 



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