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Listen To Our Podcast: 893 Difficult Decisions


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: Anyone who has ever received a frightening diagnosis knows that what the doctor...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/16/893-difficult-decisions/

Clonidine (Catapres) Side Effects & Complications


Q. I took clonidine for several years to help with both blood pressure and hot flashes. I took the pill only at night. The nightmares didn't start right away, but after they did, they became progressively more frequent until they...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/clonidine-catapres-side-effects-complications/

Onion Cough Remedy


Q. When we were children, our mother made us a cough syrup by slicing an onion and covering the slices with sugar. The sugar sucks the juice out of the onion and makes a clear syrup. I have had a...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/onion-cough-remedy/

Prostate Pill Linked to Hearing Loss


Q. I used Cialis several years ago for ED. After using it twice, I lost all the hearing in one ear. I really wonder if the benefits are worth the loss of hearing. What other medications are available for the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/prostate-pill-linked-to-hearing-loss/

Soap Soothes Hip Pain


Q. For several years now I have kept a bar of soap in my bed under the top sheet for leg cramps. I find that it works. For almost a year now, I have had severe nighttime pain in my...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/soap-soothes-hip-pain/

Saving Skin from Swimming Pool Rash


Q. I've had trouble with itchy, red blotchy skin after I swim in the pool. At the suggestion of a local swim coach, I started applying Aquaphor ointment before I swim. No more rash! Our pool is disinfected with chlorine...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/saving-skin-from-swimming-pool-rash/

Lisinopril Side Effect Made Her Miserable


Q. I was on lisinopril for two years without symptoms. Then I developed a cough that woke me up at night. I coughed so hard I urinated. I couldn't laugh without coughing and I irritated all who were near me....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/lisinopril-side-effect-made-her-miserable/

Accidental Discovery Eases Psoriasis


Some of our most important drugs were discovered partly by accident. Penicillin was developed after Alexander Fleming found a mold devouring the bacteria he was growing in a petri dish. A class of valuable blood pressure medications called ACE inhibitors...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/accidental-discovery-eases-psoriasis/

Tomato Juice as Bedtime Snack in Diabetes


Q. I used to eat yogurt, apples or oranges before I went to bed. I am a type 2 diabetic. Recently I changed to drinking tomato juice before bed. My morning blood sugar has been below 100 ever since. Before...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/02/18/tomato-juice-as-bedtime-snack-in-diabetes/


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