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FOLKS SAY IT WORKS

Head cold dragging you down? Put skunk grease on your chest.

Got an aching tooth? Hold a bag full of hot ashes next to it.

Those are a few Appalachian folk remedies used earlier in the century and collected by Clarke Ridgway of West Virginia University's School of Pharmacy.

By News Staff Reporter Lisa Muehlbauer, compiled from staff and wire reports.