The People's Perspective on Medicine
Timothy McCall, MD, Medical editor of Yoga Journal

Show 1175: How to Mix Conventional and Ayurvedic Medicine for Cancer

Hear how an American physician decided to mix allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine to treat his metastatic neck cancer. Should we all learn to combine them?

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Do People Who Eat Nuts Live Longer?

A study of older Americans show that people who eat nuts live longer. However, peanut butter eaters get no advantage.

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Is New Cancer Drug Worth the Price?

Will the new cancer drug Xpovio work well enough to justify its extremely high price tag? Oncologists are also worried about dangerous side effects.

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Should You Eat Yogurt for a Healthy Colon?

According to a new study, men who eat yogurt twice a week or more have a lower risk of colon polyps and possibly colorectal cancer.

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Do Sweet Drinks Boost Your Risk for Cancer?

French people who consume sweet drinks frequently are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

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How to Grill Safely This Summer

Grill safely this summer by paying attention to how you clean the grill as well as marinating, pre-cooking and flipping your meat frequently.


What Are the Alternatives to Colonoscopy?

How good are the alternatives to colonoscopy, such as FIT or Cologuard, for detecting colorectal cancer?

Matt Richtel, author of An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.

Show 1170: What Makes Your Immune System an Elegant Defense?

You might imagine your immune system as an army fighting off invaders. What if it behaved more like a peacekeeping force to maintain harmony?

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FDA’s Accelerated Approval of Cancer Drugs A Big Bust

Patients with hard-to-treat cancers are desperate for new and better cancer drugs. The FDA's accelerated approval process is supposed to do that. Does it?

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Billion Dollar Settlement for People with Bad Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson will pay a billion dollars to people who received the company's bad hip implants and had poor outcomes. Legal action on Roundup too.

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Another Week Another Losartan Recall | Will It Ever End?

After nine months the recall of contaminated generic BP drugs continues. Now it's a losartan recall from Teva. Why hasn't the FDA cleaned up this mess?

Dr. William Li

Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medicine?

In examining how our diets can alter angiogenesis, Dr. Li has turned up plenty of evidence for using food as medicine to beat cancer.

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Will High Drug Prices Soon Destroy Healthcare?

Has the pharmaceutical industry become too greedy? High drug prices for rare but deadly diseases are breaking the health care system. What can be done?

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A New Carcinogen Found in BP Meds | More ARB Recalls!

There are new ARB recalls. Camber and Torrent Pharma companies are recalling large lots of losartan. How did this happen? A new carcinogen rears its head!

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Sharon S. Evans, PhD expert on immunotherapy and cancer

Show 1151: What Was the First Immunotherapy for Cancer?

Dr. William Coley developed the first immunotherapy for cancer more than 100 years ago. How did this bacterial toxin work to overpower tumors?

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Will Colonoscopy Change Your Gut Flora?

Colonoscopy is a life-saving procedure to detect and prevent colon cancer. Does the stringent colon cleansing process result in changes to the gut flora?

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How Safe Are Mail-Order Medicines If Not Temperature Controlled?

How were your medications shipped from India to America? How did they get to your pharmacy or your doorstep? Is anyone in charge of mail-order medicines?

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CAR-T Immunotherapy Produces Stunning Results vs. B Cell Lymphoma

People who have failed traditional treatment for B cell lymphoma have few options. But two new studies report that CAR-T immunotherapy offers new hope.

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, GI expert
Acid Reflux

Show 1144: New Ways to Heal Your Digestive Tract

We talk with two eminent experts about how to heal your digestive tract. Dr. Shaheen treats Barrett's esophagus. Dr. Bretthauer treats C diff.