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Latest Drug Side Effect Information
Perscription drugs help millions of people improve health outcomes each year. Unfortunately, many come with undesireable, or downright unhealthy side effects. Stay in the loop with People’s Pharmacy.
Q. My 36 year old daughter told her doctor she was depressed so he prescribed Seroquel. She began hallucinating and after a month she became… Read More
Q. After my husband had a heart attack he was prescribed simvastatin. It wasn't long before I noticed a change in his cognitive function. He… Read More
Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for high blood pressure are called ACE inhibitors. These compounds help blood vessels relax and… Read More
Popular Home Remedies
There’s more to creating lasting health than swallowing pills, and we’re passionate about sharing these alternatives. Does your ailment require a perscription, or just a little TLC from your garden? Find out here.
- Alternative Health
Q. Long ago I heard about using Vicks VapoRub at bedtime on the soles of the feet to calm a nighttime cough. Recently my hubby developed a horrible deep cough that made him choke and gasp for breath. No cough suppressant he tried helped at all. Out of desperation we dug out the Vicks, applied it to …Read More
- Home Remedies
Q. I have suffered from canker sores most of my life, and those on my tongue are very painful. A few years ago, a reader told you he got relief from acid reflux by eating jalapenos. I had avoided jalapenos all my life but I gave them a try for heartburn. The peppers work very well, but the biggest s…Read More
- Alternative Health
Over eight years ago we received the following message from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column: "I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to your armpits. It is the best underarm deodorant!" This person had left home without her deodoran…Read More
Recent Radio Shows
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More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not… Listen to this Show
Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,… Listen to this Show
Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually… Listen to this Show
People's Pharmacy Health Guides
In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge an experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choicesand take control of your treatment options.
Download this guide to medicines that can mess up your love life, lower libido or cause impotence. Discover practical solutions to this common problem.
Our free drug safety questionnaire helps you get critical information from your doctor or pharmacist. Just print the questionnaire, take it with you, and have the doctor or pharmacist fill it...
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 70 million Americans (one in three adults) suffer from arthritis. Prescribed medications have potential side effects, but there are ways to cope with the pain.
Drug Library Resources
Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been perscribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.
Junel Fe is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4897 …Helps with:
Necon is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9157 …Helps with:
Overview Imitrex is the first of a new kind of medicine prescribed to treat migraines. It works through serotonin receptors to cause constriction of blood vessels to the brain. This in turn stops a migraine in progress. It is effective for up to 80 percent of people with these debilitating headaches…Helps with:
Herb Library Resources
We’ve prepared a library of information on healthy herbs, where to find them and how to use them. Get started with the articles listed below, or click ‘View Herb Library’ to explore on your own!
Lemon balm is originally a native of the Mediterranean area and western Asia, but it has long been popular in Western Europe, including England. Lemon balm is frequently used as an attractive edible garnish, and it can be made into tea. The leaves give off a delightful lemony aroma when they are cru…Helps with:
The evening primrose is native to North America, where it grows like a weed. Not really a primrose, it is sometimes called "sun drop." The large yellow flower opens late in the day and lasts only one evening, then produces lots of small seeds. Presumably, these seeds were carried to Europe early in …Helps with:
Barberry, B. vulgaris, was highly regarded as a useful and even necessary herb in Europe from Elizabethan times and through the eighteenth century. The English settlers brought it with them to America, where they extended the name and reputation of barberry to natives of the west and Northwest. Thes…Helps with:
Trending Health Concerns
We’ve got thousands of articles on health concerns from Diabetes to Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis. If you’ve got questions about a health condition, chances are we’ve got you covered. Start with the articles listed here, or click “View All Health Concerns” to see more.
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Q. My 12-year-old daughter has very large bowel movements, so large, in fact, that she quite often plugs the toilet. They are hard and dry. She has no other ...160 Reads TodayRead This Post
For decades American physicians prescribed beta blockers as a primary treatment for high blood pressure. When we checked a few years ago we discovered that 1...159 Reads TodayRead This Post
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During visits to farms, Dr. Daphne Miller discovered that family farms offer lessons for human health. What she learned ...View Product
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