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Dear Pharmacist: I can't sleep well and have taken Ambien for years. What else do you recommend? — F.T., Bradenton Dear F.T.: If you can't sleep on Ambien, I'd try something different. Another novel sleep drug is coming to the market called...
Dear Pharmacist: I've had a couple of years of bad insomnia. I've tried medications, but I want something natural. Suggestions? — P.T., Denver, Colo. Dear P.T.: There are many natural supplements known to help insomnia, among them: GABA, kava,...
When Chicago clinical psychologist Susan Benjamin Feingold had postpartum depression more than two decades ago, not many people were taking the illness seriously. Some doctors were even telling women all they needed to do for their "baby blues" was to eat...
Tags: Headaches, Psychiatry, Stress, Mental Illness, Depression
Dear Pharmacist: At one of your lectures, I heard you say you drink linden tea at night. What is it, and why is it something you like? — L.P., Jacksonville Dear L.P.: Linden herb is chock-full of antioxidants and ingredients that impact your...
Growing up on a foreboding South Side block near Brainerd Park, Brooks College Prep senior running back Cleveland Clark considers every day a gift. Not to mention a challenge. "I know what type of neighborhood I live in so I do my best not to even be...
When I dropped in a couple of conversations that I was headed to see a new children's musical (by Chad Henry) based on the book "Goodnight Moon," I was met with furrowed brows. Margaret Wise Brown's much-loved bedtime classic may have sold millions of...
Tags: Animals, Chicago Tribune, Music, Demographics, Entertainment
All went well on the recent school outing to the tall-masted ship, which I helped chaperon. I only had to pull three kids from the water, and two of them were easy because the shark had just spit them out — pit-ewwwwwey — and I was able to...
Tags: Trichinosis, Trips and Vacations, Travel, Hot Cocoa, Frostbite
The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act makes it illegal to sell a prescription drug for any purpose other than what's listed on the label. Nevertheless, a divided federal appeals court this week tossed out the conviction of a former drug sales rep who was...
For probably the past 20 years I have made little progress on New Year’s resolutions. I start out with good intentions to get rid of clutter, get organized, improve my memory, and worry less. The second of January I spent four hours in my small...
Tags: Mae West, Music Industry
Dear Pharmacist: I took your column regarding hormone replacement to my doctor. He's never ordered progesterone, just estrogen because of the hysterectomy. For eight years, I've suffered with occasional hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and I can't lose...
When I first married, I thought I would officially join the big-girls club after I got pregnant. A few years later, waddling and swollen, I was a big girl, but realized that club membership began after the labor pains took over. But with my newborn in...
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