By: The People's Pharmacy March 26, 2015 5 Comments
    Show 987: Benefits of Coffee, Tea & Chocola…

    Heated disagreements about whether or not Americans all need to reduce their salt intake have reached the Wall Street Journal. Many public health agencies recommend that we cut back on salt to lower b…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 19, 2015 11 Comments
    Show 986: Treating ADHD Naturally

    An amazing number of American youngsters is considered to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In some states, CDC data show that more than 10 percent of school children carries this …

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 19, 2015 0 Comments
    Are You Listening to The People’s Pharmacy…

    Our award winning radio show is heard on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. Each week you can tune in to learn about everything from home remedies to the latest breakthroughs in medicine…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 12, 2015 13 Comments
    Show 985: Herbal Supplements Put to the Test

    A recent investigation by the New York Attorney General's office provoked scandalized headlines. They indicated that important herbal supplements from four major retailers did not actually contain the…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 5, 2015 12 Comments
    Show 984: Less Medicine, More Health

    Americans tend to equate more tests and more aggressive treatment with better quality care. This approach does result in more expensive care. The US spends more on health care per capita than any othe…

    By: The People's Pharmacy February 28, 2015 13 Comments
    Show 983: Intriguing Approaches to Overcoming De…

    Antidepressant medications have become part of popular culture ever since Prozac came on the market in the mid-1980s. Only those who have weathered a suicidal crisis themselves or watched a loved one …

    By: The People's Pharmacy February 19, 2015 5 Comments
    Show 982: Smart Phone Medicine — A Doctor …

    Many people currently carry around tiny but powerful computers in their hip pockets or pocketbooks. We use our smart phones to check our bank accounts, keep up with our friends or get a weather report…

    By: The People's Pharmacy February 12, 2015 40 Comments
    Show 981: Old-Fashioned Food

    For decades, the diet dictocrats have warned us to back away from the butter, minimize the meat and skimp on the salt. The recommended menu might not taste terrific, but it was supposed to prevent hea…

    By: The People's Pharmacy February 4, 2015 11 Comments
    Show 980: Brain, Mind and Body in Healing from T…

    We often associate the term "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" with military veterans. Indeed, war creates many traumatic experiences, but it is not the only source of reactions that may cause people to…

    By: The People's Pharmacy January 29, 2015 11 Comments
    Show 979: Health News Update on Defending the Br…

    Taking medications that affect brain chemicals can alter our risk of developing dementia. Find out which prescription and over-the-counter drugs are associated with a greater risk of an Alzheimer's di…

    By: The People's Pharmacy January 22, 2015 17 Comments
    Show 978: Protecting Our Eyesight

    We often take our sight for granted, and wrongly assume that there is nothing that can be done to keep vision problems from occurring. Our guest has combed the medical literature to find ways to preve…

    By: The People's Pharmacy January 15, 2015 11 Comments
    Show 977: Fighting the Flu and Coping with Anxie…

    The flu season started early this year and is now in full swing. What do you need to know about influenza to keep from becoming a sad statistic? Anti-Anxiety Medicines and the Alternatives Doctors pre…

    By: The People's Pharmacy January 8, 2015 5 Comments
    Show 976: Intimacy and Eroticism

    Why do couples who love each other often experience diminished desire? Relationship expert Esther Perel says that achieving intimacy sometimes removes the mystery that makes sex so exciting. Drawing u…

    By: The People's Pharmacy January 1, 2015 4 Comments
    Show 975: Boosting Testosterone Naturally

    Television ads warning men of the dangers of "low T" (inadequate testosterone) have become commonplace, but they rarely explore the risks of taking testosterone replacement medications. That may be pa…

    By: The People's Pharmacy December 25, 2014 2 Comments
    Show 886: Finding the Courage to Connect

    We often think of vulnerability as a weakness, but being open and vulnerable with those we care about actually requires courage and strength. When we manage it, vulnerability also strengthens our most…

    By: The People's Pharmacy December 18, 2014 9 Comments
    Show 974: Toxin ToxOut

    Living in the modern world means being exposed to a great many chemical compounds, from those in our shampoo to the ones that make up that unforgettable new-car smell. The safety of many of these comp…

    By: The People's Pharmacy December 11, 2014 11 Comments
    Show 973: The Pros and Cons of Generic Drugs

    The FDA has insisted for years that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts. Physician and medical historian Jeremy Greene writes: "Generic drugs never were--and still are not--ex…

    By: The People's Pharmacy December 4, 2014 32 Comments
    Show 972: New Pathways to Overcome Chronic Back …

    At some point during our lives, most of us will have at least one episode of back pain. Sharp or dull, the pain can come on at an unexpected moment and dominate our lives for days or weeks, until it d…

    By: The People's Pharmacy November 26, 2014 1 Comments
    Show 804: The Power of Rest

    Is rest a waste of time? Many of us think so, but burning the candle at both ends has its costs. Eventually, the result is burnout along with physical and emotional exhaustion. Balancing Rest and Acti…

    By: The People's Pharmacy November 20, 2014 5 Comments
    Show 971: Conquering the Root Causes of Chronic …

    According to a new global survey, older adults in the United States take more drugs for more chronic health problems than seniors in ten other countries. Why do so many people suffer with chronic illn…

    By: The People's Pharmacy November 13, 2014 13 Comments
    Show 970: Health News Update on Hydrocodone and …

    Hydrocodone Painkillers Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration changed its classification of hydrocodone containing pain relievers. The new rules will make it more difficult for some patients…

    By: The People's Pharmacy November 6, 2014 32 Comments
    Show 969: Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

    Are you deficient in magnesium? Chances are you've never thought about it. Magnesium is a fascinating mineral that every cell in the body uses for a variety of activities. Yet very little attention is…

    By: The People's Pharmacy October 30, 2014 0 Comments
    Show 968: Strategies for Overcoming Infertility

    Many couples struggle to conceive. Even healthy young couples may be less likely to have success with conception than is commonly believed. Without using protection of any kind, such a couple might ex…

    By: The People's Pharmacy October 23, 2014 27 Comments
    Show 967: Technology for Better Hearing

    More than 30 million Americans have trouble hearing as well as they would like. Some assume there is nothing that can be done to help them, while others imagine that their hearing loss is not so great…

    By: The People's Pharmacy October 15, 2014 33 Comments
    Show 966: The Benefits of Butter

    For decades, Americans have been warned to step away from the cheese and leave the butter untouched. Saturated fat was believed to clog the arteries and lead to heart attacks and early death. But what…

    By: The People's Pharmacy October 8, 2014 5 Comments
    Show 965: Is Your Doctor Lying to You?

    Dishonesty in Health Care Health care, it seems, is not immune to the dishonesty that prevails in many other parts of society, whether it is the polite lie that someone looks good (despite a hospital …

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2014 11 Comments
    Show 964: Should You Go Gluten Free?

    Gluten has become a household name in the last few years, with many crackers, cereals and other food products advertised as gluten free. What is gluten, and should you be avoiding it? In the past, the…

    By: Terry Graedon September 25, 2014 14 Comments
    Show 963: Easing Joint Pain without Surgery

    Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Sometimes joints just start comp…

    By: Terry Graedon September 22, 2014 23 Comments
    Show 962: Taming the Beast in the Belly (Inflamm…

    More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not necessarily clear wh…

    By: Terry Graedon September 11, 2014 17 Comments
    Show 961: Botanical Treatments in Dermatology

    Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products, and that helpful home remedies are great. Find out about th…

    By: Terry Graedon September 6, 2014 6 Comments
    Show 960: Mastering the Maze of Health Care Bure…

    Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually do what needs to be done. Have you ever considered the impact …

    By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2014 54 Comments
    Show 907: Ticks, Fleas & Mystery Disease

    Most people are familiar with tick-borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease. But other diseases transmitted by ticks and fleas and biting flies may be flying under the radar…

    By: Terry Graedon August 23, 2014 7 Comments
    959 Farmacology: What Farmers Can Teach Us About…

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: An ever-increasing appreciation of the complexity of ecosys…

    By: Terry Graedon August 16, 2014 16 Comments
    958 Flipping the Food Pyramid Upside-Down

    People often hold fast to their favorite dietary dogma and get annoyed if it is challenged. But lately there has been a great deal of controversy about the best diet for good health, especially for pe…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2014 2 Comments
    957 Help and Hope for ALS

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is better known as Lou …

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2014 3 Comments
    956 Beat the Heat and Stay Healthy This Summer

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Hot summer temperatures can be uncomfortable for anybody, b…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2014 11 Comments
    955 Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

    What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious cancers? Doctors recognize that such remissions sometimes occur, but they rarely study them. The problem is that re…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2014 4 Comments
    954 Treating Cancer with Healing Sound

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Getting a diagnosis of cancer is an extremely stressful exp…

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2014 5 Comments
    953 Controlling Cancer with Unexpected, Inexpens…

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Cancer will soon surpass heart disease as the leading cause…

    By: Terry Graedon July 5, 2014 10 Comments
    952 Why Is Flying Safer Than Health Care? Develo…

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Airplane crashes are extremely rare, because the airline in…