April 2005

Was this information helpful? Average rating: 1/5 (4 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. I cannot believe you would write about magnetic bracelets for arthritis. This is just a bunch of hooey designed to loosen the purse strings of gullible readers. I am surprised you would give credence to any "study" of this... (Read More)
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 5/5 (1 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. Some people have written about dryness in the nose. I work for a man on oxygen all the time. His doctor said we could use KY Jelly to help keep his nose moist. A. Thanks for the tip. KY... (Read More)
Was this information helpful?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Americans are cynical about statistics. They know that numbers can be tortured to tell tales. Two new studies on the cost of prescription drugs illustrate the problem. One was announced by PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. This... (Read More)
Did you enjoy this radio show?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Phototherapy has been touted as a non-drug approach to treating depression. But how good is the evidence? We talk with an expert who has reviewed it. There's also a report based on animal research that the yellow spice turmeric, used... (Read More)
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 3.2/5 (4 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 3.2/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. You have responded to many questions about curing toenail fungus with home remedies, but here's one you've never mentioned. Put about an inch of cornmeal in plastic dishpan. Pour in hot water, stir it so the cornmeal gets dissolved... (Read More)
Was this information helpful?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Is Sunscreen Safe For Toddlers? 04/18/2005 Q. I have been using a baby sunscreen for my 22-month old son. It has an SPF of 30. Whenever we go out in the sun I slather... (Read More)
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 5/5 (2 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Guidelines for cholesterol control have become much more stringent. For millions of Americans, achieving the new targets requires strong medicine. Over the last decade, prescriptions for statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs have soared. Such medications are extremely effective at getting the numbers... (Read More)
Did you enjoy this radio show?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
About this time of year, lots of people do a little spring cleaning. Not only does that mean washing windows and mopping floors, it usually includes cleaning out the clutter from closets, garages, and maybe even attics. But some folks... (Read More)
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 5/5 (1 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. I am confused about chocolate. I read that it's good for me because of its flavonoids. But I've also heard that alkali processing strips cocoa of most of these antioxidant chemicals. If the good stuff is processed out, is... (Read More)
Was this information helpful?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. My husband has been taking Prozac successfully for years. He was recently switched to generic fluoxetine. In the last several months he has become much the same person he was before Prozac--angry, depressed and easily irritated. The pharmacist says... (Read More)
Was this information helpful?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Americans are obsessed with sex. Racy innuendos sell everything from soap to cars. Now the ads are practically selling sex itself. Turn on the evening news and you are likely to see a commercial featuring a drug to treat erectile... (Read More)
Did you enjoy this radio show?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
There is a little gland in your neck that can control your sex life, your weight, your energy and even your mood. But surprisingly, this gland (the thyroid) frequently gets out of whack. Of the 20 million Americans who have... (Read More)
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 4/5 (5 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. I was astonished to hear on the radio that a laxative can be used to remove earwax. Do you have any details? A. Consumer Reports On Health (March, 2005) reports that a few drops of liquid docusate sodium (Colace,... (Read More)
Was this information helpful? Average rating: 4/5 (2 votes)
What do you think?
  • Currently 4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Q. I have glaucoma, diagnosed about 35 years ago. I loved black licorice, but it raised my eye pressure nearly off the charts. A pharmacist friend was curious to see what caused it to rise so rapidly when it had... (Read More)
Was this information helpful?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Millions of people have taken Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra for pain. These new COX-2 inhibitor drugs were prescribed for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, muscle strains and bad backs. Then evidence about heart attacks and strokes led to the... (Read More)
Did you enjoy this radio show?
What do you think?
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Peanut allergy can be lethal. Is there a way to desensitize people with an oral medication? An allergy doctor from Duke thinks there may be. It's well known that sleep deprivation can interfere with productivity, alertness and even immune function.... (Read More)