Ask The Pharmacist: Fish oil supplements and prostate cancer
Published 8/6/2013 at 9:10 a.m. 0 comments
Question: What do you think about fish oil being linked to prostate cancer? I used to take it everyday but stopped after hearing about it in the news. Do you still recommend it? – L.D., Miami, Florida Answer: My opinion ...
'Obamacare' enrollment launch just 8 weeks away
Published 8/5/2013 at 1:50 p.m. 1 comment
Just eight weeks remain before uninsured Americans can start shopping online for subsidized health insurance under the president's overhaul.
Ask The Pharmacist: Selenium helps Hashimoto's and Grave's disease
Published 7/30/2013 at 1:46 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease, and my husband has Grave's. We are a perfect match because he makes too much and I make too little. Advice? – B.L., Dallas, Texas
Iberia Marco presents 'Myths and Facts about Breast Cancer'
Published 7/29/2013 at 4:14 p.m. 0 comments
Iberia Bank and Physicians Regional Healthcare System continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the topic of “Myths and Facts about Breast Cancer” on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Iberia branch located at 605 Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island. ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Drug muggers cause palpitations, leg cramps
Published 7/23/2013 at 9:13 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I take a reflux medication daily as well as a chewable antacid. In the last two months, I've dealt with severe "Charlie horses," toe tingling and occasional heartbeat skips or runs. My doctor prescribed leg cramp medication and referred ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Methylation problems lead to 100s of diseases
Published 7/16/2013 at 3:50 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I met you at a book-signing and you said something that stuck. You told me that if I have allergies, fatigue and multiple chemical sensitivities that I may have a "methylation" difficulty. You also told me not to take ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Benefits of coffee enemas
Published 7/9/2013 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I see a naturopathic doctor for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She recommended coffee enemas. Suzy, I'm a faithful reader, do you think this is safe? – V.A., Seattle, Washington Answer: Yes. Coffee enemas are used by holistic physicians for ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Bug bite remedies
Published 7/1/2013 at 2:09 p.m. 1 comment
Question: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I don't like the idea of 'taking a ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Joint script for arthritis pain
Published 6/25/2013 at 11:34 a.m. 1 comment
Question: I have osteaoarthritis and take ibuprofen and hydrocodone. Glucosamine helps, but even after six months, I'm still stiff and riddled with pain. What else can I do? – D.Y., Sarasota, Florida Answer: You're not alone, 27 million Americans live ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Can your pet cause illness?
Published 6/18/2013 at 9:33 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I read your article on Bartonella, and how pets can indirectly give it to you. What other diseases do pets transmit? Are there antibiotics? – S.J., Orlando, Florida Answer: Great question since pet lovers don't connect their illness to ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Help for all things female
Published 6/11/2013 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments
Question: Please help me and my daughter. I have hot flashes, what is the best herbal supplement to help with that? Are there any home remedies for UTIs (urinary tract infections), and finally, what can my daughter do for bloating ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Lyme disease and bartonella – More common than you think
Published 5/28/2013 at 1:49 p.m. 0 comments
Question: On Facebook, you said people catch Lyme disease from their pets, which tote ticks. That's how I got Lyme, and I have Bartonella too. I found out because of you, and it explained my symptoms of joint pain, confusion, ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Why I disagree with Jolie's decision
Published 5/21/2013 at 6:10 p.m. 8 comments
Question: Do you agree with Angelina Jolie's decision to remove her breasts to prevent cancer? – S.I., Atlanta, Georgia Answer: When I heard about her double mastectomy, my heart sank for her because I'm sure she was paralyzed by fear. ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Finding the cause of migraine headaches
Published 5/14/2013 at 1:56 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I've had migraine headaches for 11 years and live on triptan drugs and ibuprofen. There must be something else I can do. Please lend some sensible "Suzy" insight, I'm desperate. – J.C., Tuscon, Arizona Answer: The sensible thing for ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Pain relief for tendonitis, sprains and strains
Published 5/7/2013 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments
Question: After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed "Achilles tendonitis" and prescribed medicine which did reduce pain and swelling. I'm still worried I'll not be able to hike ...
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