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Listen To Our Podcast: 901 Digestive Diversions


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: Our digestive systems are a great source of curiosity. How do we detect...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/27/901-digestive-diversions/

Did Chantix Reaction Lead to Killing?


Q. My husband's best friend, another soldier, started taking Chantix to quit smoking on Wednesday. Sometime Sunday evening or early Monday morning, he murdered a 17-year-old recruit and shot himself in the head afterwards. He was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/did-chantix-reaction-lead-to-killing/

Battling Psoriasis with a Cup of Tea


Q. Your readers did it again! I've been drinking oolong tea for over a month now, and the patches of psoriasis have disappeared along with the flaking. I still have a couple of areas that need some ointment now and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/battling-psoriasis-with-a-cup-of-tea/

White Coat Conspiracy Covers Up Medical Tragedy


My father died as a result of a missed diagnosis. He was in the coronary intensive care unit at a teaching hospital in upstate NY after suffering a heart attack at his home. He was treated in a timely manner...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/code-of-silence-covers-up-medical-tragedy/

Supplements to Ease Nerve Pain


Q. My husband has suffered with polyneuropathy for three years. After his doctors said there was no cure, we located a cure at our vitamin store and want to share it with others. He takes 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/supplements-to-ease-nerve-pain/

Desperate for Relief from Leg Cramps


Q. My doctor prescribed quinine for my leg cramps. With all the controversy and severe reactions described online, not to mention the FDA position on it, I am reluctant to try it. I have been in dire straits for weeks...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/desperate-for-relief-from-leg-cramps/

Dancing for Joy about Gin-Soaked Raisins


Q. Thank you for a wonderful birthday present. I started your raisin and gin remedy a week and a half ago and I have never moved better. My joints have stopped hurting, my legs feel great and I could dance...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/dancing-for-joy-about-gin-soaked-raisins/

Looking for Clear Poison Ivy Medicine


Q. When I was a kid my parents always used calamine lotion for poison ivy. I hated the way it looked on my skin. Is there anything for poison ivy without the pink color? A. Calamine lotion contains zinc and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/looking-for-clear-poison-ivy-medicine/

Killing Lice by Smothering Them


Q. My daughter had head lice several times when she was very young and her hair was long. The lice shampoos did not work at all. Finally we used mayonnaise in her hair. We applied it from the scalp to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/killing-lice-by-smothering-them/

Why Beets Lower Blood Pressure


Doctors love scientific explanations for how things work. That is why they are quick to prescribe medications for a variety of conditions. FDA approval provides reassuring evidence of effectiveness. Dietary supplements, herbs and home remedies rarely have scientific support and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/04/29/why-beets-lower-blood-pressure/


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