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  • No copays, easier pills may reduce blood pressure Published 8/20/2013 at 6:27 p.m. 0 comments

    New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide.

  • Ask The Pharmacist: High insulin is worse than high blood sugar Published 8/15/2013 at 2:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Q: I am now up to 14 medications for the following problems: High cholesterol, heart disease, pre-diabetes, cataracts, arrhythmias, allergies, memory problems and enlarged prostate (BPH). The medications make me sick and sleepy. I need some fresh perspective.

  • 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. ...

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