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Joe Graedon - April 15, 2024

What Are Metoprolol Side Effects When Prescribed for High Blood Pressure?

Beta blockers such as atenolol, metoprolol and propranolol are prescribed for hypertension. Readers ask about metoprolol side effects.

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Terry Graedon - April 15, 2024

Do Statins Lower CoQ10 Levels? Can Supplements Correct That?

Cholesterol-controlling statins lower CoQ10 levels, but supplements do not reliably reverse muscle side effects.

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Joe Graedon - April 15, 2024

NasalCrom Is A Forgotten Allergy Treatment That Works!

If you are sneezing and sniffling you want an effective allergy treatment WITHOUT serious side effects. Cromolyn might be worth considering.

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Joe Graedon - April 15, 2024

Why Don’t Vitamin D Supplements Work as Expected?

Vitamin D supplements are extremely popular. Millions swallow little golden pills daily. But why are clinical trials producing such disappointing results?

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Joe Graedon - April 15, 2024

Can We Stop Deceptive Drug Ads on TV?

The FDA has issued a "guidance" to end deceptive drug ads on TV. Warning! The recommendations are "nonbinding." Let's fight back! NO more ads

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Terry Graedon - April 14, 2024

Coconut Macaroon Cookies Are a Favorite Home Remedy for the Runs

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Joe Graedon - April 14, 2024

Preventing Deadly Drug Interactions Harder Than You Think

Do you swallow 3+ pills daily? Preventing deadly drug interactions is hard, but essential! Prescribers and pharmacists bemoan alert fatigue.

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Terry Graedon - April 11, 2024

Why Playing Outside Is Good for Kids

Young children who spend more time playing outside are less likely to need glasses to correct myopic vision.

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Joe Graedon - April 11, 2024

Can Tylenol – Acetaminophen Raise Blood Pressure or Hurt the Heart?

People in pain face a dilemma. Can they control pain safely? NSAIDs can cause hypertension. But will acetaminophen raise blood pressure too?

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Terry Graedon - April 10, 2024

Show 1381: How to Eat Less Plastic

Two experts from Consumer Reports share the results of their research and tell us how to eat less plastic.