By: Terry Graedon November 19, 2015 3 Comments
    Azithromycin to Keep Kids from Wheezing

    Young children get a great many colds at this time of year, but there are not good medications to treat them. Over-the-counter cold medicines do more harm than good for little kids. In addition, pedia…

    By: Joe Graedon November 17, 2014 29 Comments
    Scary Reaction to Flu Shot

    Q. I was given a flu shot at a routine doctor visit. Afterwards, I didn't feel well. I went to bed early and slept for over 11 hours. The following day, I began to have difficulty breathing. I thought…

    By: Joe Graedon October 27, 2014 3 Comments
    Vitamin C Stops Asthma Cough

    Q. Years ago, I read that a cough associated with asthma could be relieved by taking cough lozenges with vitamin C. I tried it and it works. It has been almost six years and now I only cough when I ru…

    By: Terry Graedon September 11, 2014 2 Comments
    Respiratory Infection Hits Kids Hard

    An outbreak of respiratory infections in children has public health officials worried. Enterovirus D68 was discovered in the 1960s and did not appear to pose a particular threat. It resembled the fami…

    By: Terry Graedon May 12, 2014 4 Comments
    Which Facts About Asthma Are Really Myths?

    In observance of National Asthma Awareness Month, we share five facts and five myths about asthma with you. Fact: Asthma affects about 18 million adults in America, or roughly 8% of the population. Fa…

    By: Joe Graedon May 6, 2014 3 Comments
    Don’t Take Breathing for Granted: Today Is…

    May 6 is World Asthma Day and we at The People's Pharmacy strongly believe that this global initiative merits your attention. We will be devoting this entire month to important stories about asthma. T…

    By: Joe Graedon October 14, 2013 12 Comments
    Curing Asthma Instead of Coping With Wheezing

    Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal has an amazing article about asthma on the front page of Sunday's New York Times (10-13-13). It was titled The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath. She revealed that 40 million Ame…

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2013 4 Comments
    Could Curry Counteract Clotting?

    Q. I was searching for natural asthma relief and read that turmeric could tame wheezing. This is the main ingredient in curry powder. I have been swallowing spoonsful of them both for several days. I …