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Heartburn Relief
Heartburn Relief

Long-term use of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (such as Aciphex) for acid reflux is seen by most as a safe choice that is made... More

Metformin and Glucose Levels
Metformin and Glucose Levels

The hemoglobin A1c level indicates a person's average blood glucose over the prior three months. It is a better measure of glucose control than... More

Tylenol: Beware of Overuse
Tylenol: Beware of Overuse

Check labels of cold and flu medicines for acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol). Used correctly, acetaminophen is safe and effective with a lower... More

Burning Pain in Arms
Burning Pain in Arms

Q: I used to have terrific burning pain in my arms when walking. Since having stents and open-heart surgery, the arm pain continues, but is... More

Acid Versus Alkaline
Acid Versus Alkaline

Q: I look forward to reading your articles. Recently, I read that it is better for the heart and other organs to have an alkaline,... More

Pacemaker is Uncomfortable
Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Q: My pacemaker stands out more than other ladies’ pacemakers and causes me pain. Guess I just have to be happy I’m not passing out... More

New & Effective Psoriasis Drug

A new drug treats psoriasis in a novel way. At the close of a busy afternoon at his dermatology practice, Dr. Lebwohl, who was involved... More

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