Subscriptions
  • Join our People's Pharmacy Page on Facebook
  • Follow JoeGraedon on Twitter
  • Follow Us
  • Free email newsletter

Print This Page

785 Health News Update

  • Currently 4.2/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Did you enjoy this radio show? Average rating: 4.2/5 (42 votes)
What do you think? Click the stars to vote!
If you have more to say, post a comment below!

Click the arrow to play audio file:

click here if you cannot view audio player: BB-785.mp3

Click the arrow to play audio file:

click here if you cannot view audio player: PP-785.mp3

Bonus Interview:
Getting the sleep you need--Matthew Edlund, MD, MOH

click here if you cannot view audio player: EdlundExtended.mp3

The FDA has been under a lot of pressure to do something about the diabetes drug Avandia. It has been linked to a higher risk of death from heart attack, just what people with diabetes need to avoid. Is the decision this week to restrict access to Avandia a wimp-out, or is it the most responsible decision?

Bedbugs have made a strong resurgence in this country, after decades of not being a problem. What do you need to know about these pests?

Too many Americans skimp on sleep, and even more are cheating on their rest. What are the consequences? How can you overcome insomnia and the 3 am wake-up?

Explore the stories behind the health headlines.

Guests: Coby Schal, PhD, is the Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University. The photo is of Dr. Schal. Websites for more information: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/schal_lab/
http://www.bedbugcentral.com/

Matthew Edlund, MD, MOH, runs the Center for Circadian Medicine and the Gulf Coast Sleep Institute in Sarasota, FL. His books include The Power of Rest, The Body Clock Advantage, and Designed to Last.

The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. Podcasts can be downloaded for free for six weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

Buy This Show On CD or MP3
  • Currently 4.2/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Not Helpful ..... Very Helpful
Did you enjoy this radio show? Average rating: 4.2/5 (42 votes)
What do you think? Click the stars to vote!
If you have more to say, post a comment below!

4 Comments

| Leave a comment

excellent! Not often you find a doctor so concerned about people and not profit!!!

The program with Dr. Edland was very informative.
I have been on Zolpiden for many years and it does give me 5 hours of sleep. And yes, I do take a 5 or 10 minute nap when it is possible.

I have been through a "sleep study" and no, I do not snore and do not need the C cap.
What is his advice on how to "get off" it?
Thank you.

An excellent program with good, sensible and practical advice. He is clearly a caring doctor.

I'm an entomologist and immunologist who has the misfortune of having severe allergic reactions to bed bugs. I found out that bed bugs got into my apartment less than 2 weeks ago when I developed really strong reactions. I had to hire a trained dog and it confirmed that I have bed bugs although I haven't seen one in my apartment yet. As a scientist I started investigating and it turns out that some bed bugs are even resistant to DDT, so this is not a viable option.

Leave a comment

Share your comments or questions with the People's Pharmacy online community. Not all comments will be posted. Advice from other visitors to this web site should not be considered a substitute for appropriate medical attention. Concerns about medications should be discussed with a health professional. Do not stop any medication without first checking with your physician.

Check this box to be notified by email when follow-up comments are posted.