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We are very excited about the upcoming redesign of our website, PeoplesPharmacy.com, that will roll out soon. You should find it easier to locate the information you need--and the layout will be easier to read and navigate as well as... (Read More)
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Are you getting our free online newsletter? If not, here's what you could be missing: all the questions and answers about pharmaceuticals, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day;... (Read More)
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Dietary dogmas die a slow, sometimes drawn-out death. This seems to be especially true for sodium, largely because such respected organizations as the CDC, FDA and AHA (American Heart Association) have circled the wagons on salt restriction. Despite growing evidence... (Read More)
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One of the most contentious topics in health care today revolves around diet. Should it be low fat or low carb? This question is especially pressing for people with diabetes. That's because the food they eat has an immediate impact... (Read More)
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Are you following us on Facebook? If not, here's what you could be missing: In addition to important health news updates and links to health research and news you can use, you too can be a part of the conversation.... (Read More)
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Who would guess that a common over-the-counter medicine could affect driving even more than alcohol? Law-abiding citizens who would never dream of drinking and driving could be a hazard on the highways during the upcoming allergy season. One of the... (Read More)
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Q. I am totally confused about the shingles vaccine. I was immunized three years ago at a cost of $220. Since I did not have insurance at the time I had to pay for the shot out of pocket. Now... (Read More)
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We invite you to tune in to our award-winning radio show. It is heard by more than 200,000 other listeners on over 160 radio stations around the country. Each week you can hear the latest expert opinions on cutting edge... (Read More)
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Doctors are divided about the benefits and risks of statins against heart disease. On one side are the enthusiasts who believe that almost everyone over the age of 50 should be on a drug like atorvastatin or simvastatin. On the... (Read More)
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Earlier this week, during routine website maintenance our web store was temporarily inoperable. Many customers were disappointed that they were not able to make their purchases, and we apologize. At no time was any customer's credit card information at risk.... (Read More)
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People who have trouble sleeping are caught in a terrible double bind. On the one hand they are told that sleep is essential for good health. Without it, people are prone to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, depression and cognitive difficulties. On... (Read More)
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Our award winning radio show is heard on 128 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... (Read More)
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Chiggers are the bane of berry pickers, hikers, gardeners and farmers. These tiny, almost invisible mites hang out in grasslands, forests, parks and around berry bushes. They have been called red bugs, berry bugs and harvest mites as well as... (Read More)
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With cancer looming large in the causes of death in America, it is little wonder that a cancer diagnosis is frightening. While conventional cancer therapies such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are critical, many people would like additional ways to... (Read More)
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Are you unknowingly putting your child at risk of an overdose? Every day dozens of children end up in emergency rooms because they have received too much medicine. Some die. These tragedies involve both over-the-counter and prescription medicine and most... (Read More)
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Cancer is a dreaded disease, and with good reason. It will soon overtake heart disease as the number one killer in the U.S., and the rest of the world is not far behind. Conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or... (Read More)
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Imagine slamming your fingers in a car door. After you scream and remove your smashed hand, you will have excruciating pain for several hours. Eventually it will turn into a dull ache. Within a week or two the pain... (Read More)
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When Pradaxa (dabigatran) was approved by the FDA in 2010 it was hailed as a "major milestone" in reducing the risk of strokes for patients with the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Prior to Pradaxa, doctors relied primarily... (Read More)
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Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) is one of the most commonly prescribed blood pressured medications in the world. It belongs to a class of drugs called ACEis (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) that includes: Benazepril (Lotensin)
 Captopril (Capoten)
 Enalapril (Vasotec)
 Fosinopril (Monopril) Lisinopril... (Read More)
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Americans love to vacation abroad during the summer. They also love to complain about food, travel hassles and body odor on crowded trains or buses. They have a perception that people elsewhere are less devoted to antiperspirants and daily showers.... (Read More)
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Imagine running a cooking school but not teaching the student chefs anything about dessert. You might well argue that sweets are not good for people, but your graduates would have a hard time finding work. Restaurants know that people eat... (Read More)
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For decades doctors have been telling patients to get their "bad" LDL cholesterol levels down and to boost their "good" HDL cholesterol. Cardiologists have been prescribing niacin to do both for more than 50 years. Niacin lowers LDL cholesterol levels... (Read More)
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The heat and humidity are bad but over the next few weeks you are likely to suffer even more. The "polar invasion" may cool off some parts of the country for a few days, but then the hot weather will... (Read More)
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Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with itchy hives all over your body. You might also find you were having trouble breathing. A trip to the ER could safe your life, but the cause of your mysterious... (Read More)
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Caraco, a division of the huge Indian drug company Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd, has had to recall 41,127 bottles of the antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor XR). According to our calculations, that equals 2,109,630 pills that must be pulled off pharmacy shelves... (Read More)
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Q. I read about the person who thought she suffered from heartburn, self-treated with antacids, and died in her sleep of a heart attack.  I can't tell you how close I came to being such a victim. I also thought... (Read More)
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Would you like a great book for your summer vacation? We are proud to offer our daughter's new novel at a 40% discount. BookRiot recently listed it as one of the Best Books of 2014 So Far: Earlier this year... (Read More)
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There are lots of things in this world that are sacred and sacrosanct. What a person tells his priest in the confessional isn't to be shared with anyone. A lawyer-client relationship can never be violated. And doctor-patient communication should always... (Read More)
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Even in our tell-all society there are some topics that people don't talk about. Women rarely discuss a problem that seems to be surprisingly common, especially at this time of year. There isn't even a convenient name for it. When... (Read More)
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Vitamin deficiencies are supposed to be a thing of the past. But a lack of vitamin B12 may be surprisingly common. Most people don't think twice about this nutrient, also known as cobalamin. Vitamins B, C and D are sexier... (Read More)