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This Week's Radio Show: 943 When Is Too Much Medical Care Really Risky?


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: The new guidelines brought forth by the American Heart Association and the American...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/26/943-when-is-too-much-medical-care-really-risky/

Surprising Solutions for Smelly, Sweaty Feet


 Q. I have suffered with smelly and sweaty feet for years. I have tried many creams, ointments, oils, foot baths and you name it. I would put on a pair of brand new shoes and 30 min. later, look out!...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/surprising-solutions-for-smelly-sweaty-feet-1/

Intense Itching From Stopping Zyrtec (Cetirizine) Suddenly


"I took Allegra for years, and then switched to Zyrtec (cetirizine) about seven years ago. Over the years, when I tried to stop Zyrtec, I experienced intense itching EVERYWHERE -- feet, palms of hands, inside ears, throat, private areas, scalp,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/intense-itching-from-suddenly-stopping-zyrtec-cetirizine/


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Added Sugar Makes the Standard American Diet Dangerous


Sugar may be an unexpected contributor to death from heart disease. For decades, Americans were told to reduce the amount of fat in their diets. Food companies compensated for the loss of flavor in low-fat foods by adding sugar. As...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/added-sugar-makes-the-standard-american-diet-dangerous/

 

Children Born to Women with Low Levels of Vitamin D during Pregnancy Are More Likely to Have Cavities in Their Baby Teeth


Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D circulating in their bloodstreams are more likely to have children who develop cavities in their baby teeth. Researchers took blood samples from 207 Canadian women during their pregnancies. When their infants were...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/children-born-to-women-with-low-levels-of-vitamin-d-during-pregnancy-are-more-likely-to-have-cavitie/

 

Low Vitamin D Levels in Senior Citizens Are Linked to Poor Performance on Cognitive Tests


Low levels of vitamin D in the blood stream have been linked to a variety of chronic health problems including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, infection, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stroke and cancer. Now add dementia to that list. A study in...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/low-vitamin-d-levels-in-senior-citizens-are-linked-to-poor-performance-on-cognitive-tests/

 

When It Comes to Take-Out Food, Beware Dirty Money


Don't put your money where your mouth is. Scientists at New York University did microbiological studies to find out what germs live on dollar bills. As it turns out, the list is long. More than 3,000 different types of bacteria...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/when-it-comes-to-take-out-food-beware-dirty-money/

 

FDA Calls for Change in Techniques Used for Hysterectomy


The safety of a technique used in laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids has been called into question. Fibroid growths in the uterus can be quite uncomfortable, though they are benign. Gynecologists have frequently used a tool called a morcellator when...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/04/24/fda-calls-for-change-in-techniques-used-for-hysterectomy/

 


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