Ask The Pharmacist: Six healthy options to curb your hunger
Published 4/15/2014 at 2:26 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I am 90 pounds overweight and just began taking the medication Xenical. Is there another drug that works better than this? Are there any supplements you recommend? – J.M., Dallas, Texas
Marco Relay for Life: Annual walk 'on track' to set new record
Published 4/14/2014 at 11:56 a.m. 0 comments
With their legs a little heavier, but their hearts – and wallets – a little lighter, Marco Island has put another Relay for Life into the record books.
Ask The Pharmacist: A dozen ways to reduce chronic pain
Published 4/8/2014 at 4:06 p.m. 1 comment
Question: I have chronic pain and take ibuprofen daily plus hydrocodone and celecoxib. I'm willing to do anything right now that could help. The craziest thing is that nothing happened to me, I just developed pain over the years, no ...
Walk away from excess running, researchers say
Published 3/31/2014 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments
If running 15 miles a week is heart healthy, running 45 miles a week gives you a cardiovascular system three times as clean and strong, right?
Ask The Pharmacist: Thyroid healthy tips
Published 3/3/2014 at 11:04 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I take Synthroid for my thyroid condition and also Wellbutrin for depression. I am in pretty good health other than my hair still coming out, and I have cold hands and feet, but I feel better overall. What else ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Squashing free radicals
Published 2/26/2014 at 10:10 a.m. 0 comments
Question: Two of my relatives have pancreatic cancer, and I'm worried sick for myself. No symptoms yet, but is there anything I can share with them, or take myself? – D.T., Sacramento, California. Answer: I'm sorry to hear about your ...
Ask The Pharmacist: These herbs work like medicine
Published 2/18/2014 at 1:57 p.m. 0 comments
Question: What are popular medications, and their natural counterparts? – A.T., Dallas, Texas. Answer: This is a great question, and there's a lot of different things that come to mind. For example, when I think of popular medications, I think ...
Ask The Pharmacist: What to do when your brain feels weird
Published 2/11/2014 at 9:33 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and Clonazepam. I also take vitamins but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says I'm just depressed ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Cold and flu season isn't over, protect yourself
Published 2/5/2014 at 8:20 a.m. 0 comments
Question: Everyone in my family gets sick, what can I do to help myself? – K.B., San Antonio, Texas. Answer: Knowing if you have the flu versus the common cold is helpful. The flu comes on fast and furious, presenting ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Are fish oils your only choice?
Published 1/28/2014 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I'm taking a prescription drug version of fish oils for my heart and cholesterol. I want a plant-derived option because I'm a vegetarian, plus I get "fish burp." Are there plant-derived essential fatty acids, or do you have to ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Overweight people have leptin resistance
Published 1/22/2014 at 12:44 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I'm frustrated and happy at the same time because last week you taught me about a blood test called "leptin" and how it relates obesity. I've been the same weight for five years and can't lose anything, yet I ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Labs you should ask your doctor for
Published 1/14/2014 at 1:25 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I want to get healthy this year. I have all sorts of problems that plague me and curious to know if you were my "doctor" what labs would you have me do to uncover the root cause? – A. ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Is your daughter at risk for cervical cancer?
Published 1/7/2014 at 7:15 p.m. 4 comments
Question: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I'm wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. Will it? How can a young woman protect against this cancer? – J.D., Silver Springs, Florida. Answer: No, it's never been ...
Ask The Pharmacist: A list of drugs approved in 2013
Published 12/30/2013 at 6:16 p.m. 0 comments
Dear Readers, here are some interesting FDA-approved items for 2013 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages so I apologize that I've only listed English brand names, please ask your local pharmacist for translations. Happy new ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Is your medication making you sick?
Published 12/23/2013 at 4:04 p.m. 0 comments
Question: You said that some drugs are related to fluoride and may cause hypothyroidism or other diseases of the reproductive tract. Which medications and why? – D.L., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Answer: Shocking I know! Some of the most popular medications ...
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