People's Pharmacy Alerts: January 2010

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One of the most unusual home remedies on our Web site is soap for leg cramps. We first heard about this approach in 2004 and were somewhat skeptical. For one thing, there was no obvious explanation for why a bar... (Read More)
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The following comment was posted to this Web site on Jan. 20, 2010 by April. This story captures the dilemma that so many people must face when balancing the benefits and risks of powerful medicines. Support groups can be very... (Read More)
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Several months ago we read a review in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging (May, 2009). The researchers reviewed 27 studies and found that some commonly prescribed medications can sometimes trigger cognitive problems, especially in older people. The authors reported... (Read More)
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In September of 2007 we first heard from a reader that a common laxative, milk of magnesia (also known as MoM), could be good for the face and scalp if someone suffered from the skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis.... (Read More)