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Are you worried that the word flu could scramble your speech so that you can't make yourself understood? This is the terrifying idea at the heart of Alena Graedon's novel, The Word Exchange.  The People's Pharmacy has made an exception... (Read More)
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Do you love a thoughtful thriller? How about a touch of science fiction and medical mystery for good measure? We are proud to announce the launch of our daughter's new novel, The Word Exchange. Alena Graedon has been working on... (Read More)
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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... (Read More)
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Q. What's the story on petroleum jelly? I have used it for years to soothe dry cracked skin, split finger tips and chapped lips. Why do some people badmouth this cheap moisturizer? A. People seem to either love or hate... (Read More)
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Q. I have asthma and have found the drugs my doctors prescribe don't do very much for me. I was intrigued by something you wrote about asthma being caused by infection. Both my family physician and my specialist say this... (Read More)
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Q. This never-ending winter has been devastating to my skin. The cold air dries me out. Shoveling snow and washing my hands repeatedly makes my skin super rough and red. My knuckles are raw and the tips of my fingers... (Read More)
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Most people do several things in the morning without ever thinking twice. They wash their face, brush their teeth and roll on their antiperspirant. Hardly anyone bothers to look at the ingredients on the label, but chances are very good... (Read More)
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Q. My dermatologist recommended Vanicream for the terrible rash on the front of my legs (that appeared as soon as the furnace was turned on this past fall).  I apply it as soon as I get out of the shower... (Read More)
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Do you find that the dry air in your home is taking a toll on your skin and lips? Are you moistening your lips every few minutes only to find that they feel even drier a short time later? Lip... (Read More)
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Imagine a drug that eases inflammation, reduces the risk of blood clots, relaxes blood vessels, improves circulation, improves liver function and blood sugar control, relieves stress and enhances mood. A medication that could do all those things might easily cost... (Read More)
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It's cold out there, really cold...and snowy. This is the kind of nasty winter weather that damages your delicate epidermis no matter how well you cover up. And when you come inside, the dry heat and low humidity do additional... (Read More)
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"I was a grave digger for 25 years in the Chicago area. I had to deal with hot summers, cold winters, and wet springs. I can't say what the weather did to my skin in the mixed company of... (Read More)
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Millions of people will be flying home over the next few days. Many will have colds and congestion, making them miserable, especially when the plane starts its descent. What can people do when they suffer excruciating ear pain? Over the... (Read More)
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Would you like to be paid to participate in a study to improve your health for 2014? Investigators at Duke University Health System are seeking volunteers to participate in the ENLIGHTEN RESEARCH STUDY. This six-month trial is funded by the... (Read More)
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Do you ever wonder what the country's leading health experts do when it comes to their own food choices? You can share their favorite recipes with friends and family this holiday season. We have had the good fortune to interview... (Read More)
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Q. For years I worked in construction and my most used fingers and thumbs would crack and split at the ends near the corners of the nails. Much of my work with my hands was very difficult to do with... (Read More)
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Would you like to be paid to participate in a study to improve your health? Duke researchers are recruiting volunteers to participate in the ENLIGHTEN RESEARCH STUDY. This is a six-month trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)... (Read More)
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We know it sounds too good to be true, but the ENLIGHTEN RESEARCH STUDY is recruiting people from central North Carolina (the general Research Triangle Park area of the Piedmont) to participate in an investigation of diet and exercise. Will... (Read More)
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Q. I've always had dry skin but never used body lotion because I simply can't stand to wait for it to sink in. I also hate the greasy or tacky feeling that's often left afterwards. I tried the Udderly Smooth... (Read More)
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"I read in our local newspaper about using Milk of Magnesia to prevent body odor.  I called the company asking about the risks of long term usage and they have none.   "Do you know if using milk of... (Read More)
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We have been writing about "barnyard beauty aids" for decades. We first heard about "Bova Cream" from a reader who insisted it was just about the best and most affordable skin cream on the market. We later learned that it... (Read More)
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There are only a two days left before our August/Labor Day sale on MoM (milk of magnesia) roll-on deodorants wraps up. Do not miss this opportunity to try out MoM for yourself. Wondering what the heck we're talking about? Here... (Read More)
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Q. My family has used milk of magnesia as a deodorant for 60 years since Cuba.  That is what everyone used, even before the revolution.  My family still uses it today in the United States, since it's better than any... (Read More)
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Walmart is holding a contest for products that might appeal to lots of folks, but that are not currently on Walmart shelves. They have called it "Get on the  Shelf" and we have created two videos for their contest. We'd... (Read More)
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 Many people are concerned about avoiding excess exposure to aluminum, especially after reading that aluminum is a neurotoxin.  Several visitors have questioned whether they should give up aluminum foil in their kitchens. We would say no, so long as the... (Read More)
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The People's Pharmacy has been your trusted healthcare advocate and advisor for more than three decades. Through our award-winning public radio program, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, and bestselling books, we strive to give you the information you need to make informed decisions... (Read More)
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For a short time this summer, especially while the weather is so hot and humid, we are offering a special 25% discount on our original formula MoM (milk of magnesia) roll-on deodorant. Here are some stories from visitors to this... (Read More)
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You don't need a thermometer to know how hot it is these days. Half the country is experiencing a heat wave that is overwhelming. That means many of us are sticky, sweaty and SMELLY! Unlike much of the populated world,... (Read More)
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Q. What I really want is an antiperspirant without aluminum. It would be great if you could develop such a product. It's just not fun or nice to be wet in the hot and sticky summer!  I look forward to... (Read More)
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Last week we launched two new People's Pharmacy products: Aluminum-Free Mom (Milk of Magnesia) Roll-On Deodorant. One was  MoM (Milk of Magnesia) Aluminum-Free Deodorant (unscented) and the other was  MoM Aluminum-Free Deodorant Scented for women. Learn more about how the... (Read More)