By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2018 1 Comments
    You Don’t Have to Be a Farmer to Benefit f…

    Epidemiologists have observed that children who grow up on farms are less susceptible to allergies than their urban counterparts. (Our previous report on this interesting phenomenon is below.) Now a D…

    By: Joe Graedon May 14, 2018 13 Comments
    What Are the Best Drugs for a Desert Island Adve…

    Remember Robinson Crusoe? He was the protagonist in a novel written by Daniel Defoe that was published in 1719. Crusoe was stranded on a desert island for 28 years before being rescued. A modern versi…

    By: Joe Graedon February 1, 2018 13 Comments
    How to deal with Dry Skin and Cracks from Too Mu…

    Are you washing your hands dozens of times a day? That's hardly surprising. The flu epidemic that's sweeping the country has everyone freaked out. Virtually every public service announcement about how…

    By: Joe Graedon November 20, 2014 12 Comments
    Skeptical Rheumatologist Wants Info on Turmeric …

    Q. I have osteoarthritis and recently became unable to take NSAIDs due to a spike in my liver enzymes and a family history of heart disease. Then I read in a recent column of People's Pharmacy that tu…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2013 7 Comments
    Saving Skin from Swimming Pool Rash

    Winter or summer, swimming is great exercise. But some swimmers have trouble with a nasty rash after swimming. What can you do about a swimming pool rash? Preventing a Swimming Pool Rash: Q. I've had …

    By: Joe Graedon June 8, 2009 9 Comments
    Noxzema Helped Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Q. My dermatologist prescribed both a gel and a cream for seborrheic dermatitis, but neither worked. Then I happened to clean my face with Noxzema, although I had not used it for 50 years. The seborrh…

    By: Terry Graedon August 18, 2007 6 Comments
    Fighting Inflammation Naturally

    Q. I have had patches of itchy dermatitis for years. More recently I developed "mildly inflammatory arthritis." Then I came down with carpal tunnel syndrome. In my dealings with doctors, these have al…