The People's Pharmacy

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Providing drug and health information to consumers.  Visit the People's Pharmacy website for podcasts and more information.

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  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:02am
    For decades, Americans have been warned to step away from the cheese and leave the butter untouched. Saturated fat was believed to clog the arteries and lead to heart attacks and early death. But what was the basis for those admonitions?   Where’s the science? The science of the popular prescriptions for a low-fat diet […]
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:59pm
    Dishonesty in Health Care Health care, it seems, is not immune to the dishonesty that prevails in many other parts of society, whether it is the polite lie that someone looks good (despite a hospital pallor) or a more serious deception or omission, such as a provider’s financial relationship with a drug or device manufacturer. […]
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:01pm
    Gluten has become a household name in the last few years, with many crackers, cereals and other food products advertised as gluten free. What is gluten, and should you be avoiding it? In the past, the only people who paid much attention to gluten were those with celiac disease. This condition was thought to be […]
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:32pm
    Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Sometimes joints just start complaining because of accumulated wear and tear. Sports medicine specialists often need to evaluate the best methods for overcoming pain and […]
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 2:08am
    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 necessarily clear what may trigger the immune system to attack the lining of the digestive tract. Find out about the symptoms of IBD and how it is distinguished from IBS, […]