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Book Review: Listening to Your Body to Achieve Healing

Millions suffer from chronic pain and fatigue. A new book argues that the mind-body connection and our natural restorative capacities are best for healing. This book had me rethinking how I think, or even not think. To this day, it has me reconsidering how my mind, body and soul work…

Dear Pharmacist: Answer to “whys” benefit patients

“When you block the calcium-dependent membrane function in your gut with the drug metformin (used for diabetes), you lower vitamin B12 levels. A deficiency of B12 is well-documented. It can cause painful neuropathies. This answers the “why” question in case you have more numbness or pins and needles in your…

FDA warns of possible nerve damage from antibacterial fluoroquinolone drugs

FDA required drug labels and Medication Guides for all fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs to describe the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy. The painful nerve damage can be temporary or last for years. Fluoroquinolone drugs include: levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), and gemifloxacin (Factive). The risk is only if…

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