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This Week's Radio Show: 940 Patient Safety Lessons from the Skies


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: Worldwide attention has been riveted on the fate of a Malaysian Airlines jet...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/22/940-patient-safety-lessons-from-the-skies/

Spring into Savings at The People's Pharmacy Store


It has been a long cold winter in many parts of the country (and in others, it's been exceptionally hot and dry). We would like to celebrate the arrival of spring on the calendar and in our back yard, at...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/23/spring-into-savings-at-the-peoples-pharmacy-store/

Listerine Cured Infectious Dandruff


Q. Dandruff is caused by a yeast (fungus). Here's how I got rid of it 40 years ago with amber Listerine. I parted my hair in the middle, soaked a cotton ball with the Listerine and saturated the exposed scalp...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/listerine-cured-infectious-dandruff/

Has the Flip-Flop on Saturated Fat Made Your Head Spin?


If you are not confused and maybe even exasperated over all the flip-flops over food in recent months, we would be amazed. The latest head-spinning headline appeared in the New York Times this week: "Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/has-the-flip-flop-on-saturated-fat-made-your-head-spin/


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No Evidence Found Linking Saturated Fat Consumption to Heart Disease


Epidemiologists have just questioned the validity of standard dietary advice to avoid saturated fat for the sake of heart health. Over the last several decades, nutrition experts, dietitians and cardiologists have been warning Americans to cut back on sat fat...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/no-evidence-found-linking-saturated-fat-consumption-to-heart-disease/

 

More Colonoscopies LInked to Reduced Rate of Colon Cancer


Over the last decade, colon cancer rates have dropped dramatically. This comes with a corresponding increase in colonoscopies, especially among people between 50 and 75 years old. Medicare covers colonoscopies once every 10 years for beneficiaries at average risk. In...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/more-colonoscopies-linked-to-reduced-rate-of-colon-cancer/

 

New DNA Stool Test May Help Detect Colon Cancer


As many as one third of Americans may forego a colonoscopy because they consider it embarrassing or uncomfortable. Home stool tests could provide a different type of detection for colorectal cancer. A study in The New England Journal of Medicine...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/new-dna-stool-test-may-help-detect-colon-cancer/

 

Millions More Are Eligible for Statin Prescriptions Under New Cardiovascular Guidelines


The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently (November, 2013) introduced new guidelines for the use of statins to prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications. An analysis in The New England Journal of Medicine assessed the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/millions-more-are-eligible-for-statin-prescriptions-under-new-cardiovascular-guidelines/

 

Tamiflu Saved Lives in Swine Flu Epidemic


A look back at the 2009 to 2010 swine flu epidemic has revealed some interesting data regarding the use of the antiviral drug Tamiflu, known generically as oseltamivir. Researchers evaluated data from dozens of studies involving nearly 30,000 patients who...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/03/20/tamiflu-saved-lives-in-swine-flu-epidemic/

 



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New improved DNA Stool Test sounds encouraging. Because of scar tissue from diverticulitis 11 years ago, I cannot have a full colonoscopy. I was told Medicare will not pay for a "virtual colonoscopy," and in any event, what options would I have should the DNA stool test and/or virtual colonoscopy reveal the presence of colon cancer? I have followed suggested dietary guidelines, so no further diverticulitis symptoms.

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