By: Joe Graedon May 1, 2017 11 Comments
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    Will A Banana Peel Ease Inflammation and Itching…

    People are sometimes surprised that they can go decades without developing a skin reaction to poison ivy. Then one day out of the blue they develop red, itchy blisters after exposure to this nasty pla…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 9, 2016 10 Comments
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    By: Terry Graedon April 4, 2016 12 Comments
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    By: Joe Graedon July 27, 2015 32 Comments
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    There is a hidden hazard lurking in woods, parks or even your back yard. Poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac covers nearly the entire North American continent. These plants make a resin called urus…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2011 41 Comments
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