By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 5 Comments
    Is Drinking Coffee Good or Bad for You?

    There has been considerable controversy over the years about how drinking coffee affects health. Is your morning cup of java bad for your health? Not really, according to research from the UK. What Ar…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 5, 2016 8 Comments
    How to Improve Your Health with Chocolate

    Could you improve your health with chocolate? Despite widespread skepticism that chocolate could have health benefits, researchers keep uncovering evidence that it may. Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes o…

    By: Joe Graedon May 2, 2016 14 Comments
    Do You Love Your Liver Enough?

    Most Americans have no idea where the liver is located or what it does. They generally ignore their livers until something goes badly wrong, such as cirrhosis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The…

    By: Joe Graedon March 21, 2016 20 Comments
    How Dangerous Are High Vitamin B12 Levels?

    Q. My husband takes metformin and some other medications as well as supplements. His last blood work showed high levels of Vitamin B12 (more than 2000 pg/ml), which is disconcerting. Is this harmful, …

    By: Joe Graedon May 21, 2015 14 Comments
    Cinnamon Plus Statins Could Be Extremely Harmful…

    A Trip to the ER A woman showed up in the emergency department at the Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan "complaining of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and diarrhe…

    By: Joe Graedon December 29, 2014 14 Comments
    Cinnamon Coffee Cake May Hurt the Liver

    Q. My husband is a pancreatic cancer survivor so he has regular blood work done for his oncologist. A recent blood panel result showed that his liver enzymes were very elevated. We had to figure out w…

    By: Terry Graedon May 29, 2011 6 Comments
    Pain Relievers Pose Predicament

    There is bad news for people in pain. Those who have had a heart attack raise their risk of another if they take popular pain relievers such as celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), i…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2011 13 Comments
    White Poop Requires Urgent Attention

    People usually pay attention to their bowel movements and may become alarmed by a change in color. Often, even a dramatic shift in stool color is not a serious problem. Anyone who has eaten beet soup …