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This Week's Radio Show: 919 Avoiding Alzheimer's 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:  One of the most terrifying conditions that haunts 21st century adults is the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/28/919-avoiding-alzheimers-disease/

Listen to the Podcast of The People's Pharmacy


Our award winning radio show is heard on 120 public radio stations nationwide. Each week you can tune in to learn about everything from home remedies to the latest breakthroughs in medicine. You can find a list of public radio...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/30/are-you-listening-to-the-peoples-pharmacy-podcast/

People Hate The Lingering Odor of Onions and Garlic: What's the Solution?


Q. Your column is informative, practical and helpful. I have a problem and hope you have a solution. Preparing meals with onions and garlic always leaves the aroma on my hands. Then it becomes unpleasant for those around me. I've...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/people-hate-the-lingering-odor-of-onions-and-garlic-whats-the-solution-1/


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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Raise Risk of Cataract Surgery


Statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs such as atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin are widely prescribed to reduce the risk for heart disease. Even though such medications have been used for decades, researchers are still uncovering new information about complications. Analysis of data from...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/cholesterol-lowering-drugs-raise-risk-of-cataract-surgery/

 

Choosing Which Flu Shot Is More Complicated This Year


Public health officials are urging people to get their flu shots early. This year, though, the decision about which vaccine to ask for is more complicated than ever. Some vaccines are now being made in cell cultures rather than in...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/choosing-which-flu-shot-is-more-complicated-this-year/

 

Colonoscopy Need Not Be Frequent to Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer


Colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting colon cancer. Doctors scrutinize the colon for abnormal growths and remove any polyps that are found. Some have questioned the value of this procedure, but a new study of data from almost 90,000...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/colonoscopy-need-not-be-frequent-to-reduce-risk-of-colon-cancer/

 

Lower Back Pain Responds Just as Well to Saline as to Steroid Injections


People with lower back pain often receive steroid injections to ease inflammation and suffering. The number of steroid shots you can get is limited, however, because cortisone-type drugs can slow wound healing and speed bone deterioration. A new study from...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/lower-back-pain-responds-just-as-well-to-saline-as-to-steroid-injections/

 

Exercise Plus Diet Offers Double Benefit of Weight Loss and Reduced Knee Pain


People who are overweight are especially prone to osteoarthritis of the knees. Losing weight can be challenging, but a new study shows that it is well worth the effort. Researchers compared diet alone, exercise alone and a combination of diet...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/exercise-plus-diet-offers-double-benefit-of-weight-loss-and-reduced-knee-pain/

 

Alzheimer's Disease Expected to Claim Many More Victims by 2050


The aging of America and changing demographics around the globe mean that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are likely to double or even triple over the next few decades. The cost in human suffering is incalculable. Financially, the bill to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/09/26/alzheimers-disease-expected-to-claim-many-more-victims-by-2050/

 


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