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Listen To Our Podcast: 907 Ticks, Fleas & Mystery Disease


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: Most people are familiar with tick-borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/15/907-ticks-fleas-mystery-disease/

Don't Use Estrace on Your Face


Q. A friend recently told me that she used a vaginal cream as her facial moisturizer. Have you ever heard of this and is it dangerous? A. If the vaginal cream contains estrogen, she could be getting a much higher...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/-dont-use-estrace-on-your-face/

Looking for Non-Drug Pain Relief


Q. My doctor tells me that I can no longer take anti-inflammatory pain relievers for my arthritis because I have had stomach problems and my kidney function is not as good as it should be. I have given up ibuprofen,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/-looking-for-non-drug-pain-relief/

Avoiding Lice at Summer Camp


Q. My kids love summer camp but last year they came home with lice. We tried three different lice shampoos and special rinses with limited success. It took us months of treating and retreating to get rid of the bugs....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/avoiding-lice-at-summer-camp/

Are There Risks from Low Cholesterol?


Q. I had a hemorrhagic stroke a few years ago. I have low cholesterol (155) with an HDL of 58 and LDL of 86. I have never taken any cholesterol lowering drugs. I have read on your website that there...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/are-there-risks-from-low-cholesterol/

Probiotics to Fight Depression


Q. My acupuncturist recommended the probiotic Lactobacillus GG for my recurrent depression. After a week, it seems to be making a difference. It has also helped with my intermittent nighttime reflux. Have you ever heard of probiotics for depression? A....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/probiotics-to-fight-depression/

Simvastatin (Zocor) Side Effects Are Devastating


"I was placed on statin medication in 2004.  Shortly thereafter, I had difficulty walking, had a toe that was ischemic and developed terrible leg pain (both calves) that persisted 24/7.   "Eventually, I was diagnosed with PAD [peripheral artery...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/simvastatin-zocor-side-effects-are-devastating/

FDA Stance on Drugs & Cancer Is Confusing


Cancer is one of our scariest diseases. That's because it is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., killing nearly 600,000 people each year. It is not surprising that many Americans do everything in their power to avoid...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/fda-stance-on-drugs-cancer-is-confusing/

Pee Has Power Against Foot Odor


Q. After reading about soaking smelly feet in urine, I told my 23-year-old nephew about this unorthodox approach. He had suffered with this embarrassing problem for many years. After soaking his feet one time the smell was gone. He has...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/pee-has-power-against-foot-odor/

Vaginal Cream Fights Nail Fungus


Q. I just wanted to share my cure for toenail fungus. I clipped the toenail as far back as I could and applied Monistat 7 to the nail. After a few days the damaged nail bed sloughed away. I kept...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/06/17/vaginal-cream-fights-nail-fungus/

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