Sweet Relief for Coughing Children

2013-08-29T17:10:04+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, My 5-year-old daughter has developed a persistent cough. Can you recommend something to help? --L.E.,  Seattle, Washington Answer: Please make every effort to find out what’s causing that cough and see your pediatrician.

New Drugs for 2012

2013-02-26T22:52:35+00:00

Dear Readers, Here are some interesting FDA-approved items for 2012 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

Ways to Avoid the Flu

2013-02-26T22:31:50+00:00

What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? --R. P. Albany, New York Answer: The common cold has been around for eon, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It’s brilliant at

Shocking Cholesterol News

2013-01-16T21:13:04+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, I saw Dr. Oz interview a doctor on television about cholesterol. The guest said your total cholesterol doesn’t matter and I read that in your book 6 years ago. Suzy, I take a

What Works for Weight Loss

2013-01-16T21:11:30+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, What are some natural dietary supplements that can help me lose weight, or at least manage it during the holidays? –C.A., Gainesville, Florida Answer: When it comes to weight management, nothing works better

Strange Causes for Seizure Disorders

2012-12-04T12:05:11+00:00

Dear ReadersThis is the EXTENDED more comprehensive version of the article that printed in your local paper:    Dear Pharmacist,  My brother suddenly developed seizures, at the age of 26, never having a history. I’ve searched

The Benefits of Vitamin A

2012-12-04T11:59:10+00:00

  A friend of mine suggested that I get more vitamin A to help my immune system.  I’ve always heard that vitamin D is better. Do you think that’s a good idea? --P.K., Rockwall, Texas