By: Joe Graedon September 22, 2003 0 Comments
    Vaccum Pump Alternative To Viagra

    Q. My doctor put me on a vacuum therapy pump a few years ago and it has proven to be a godsend. I am 81 and am now having the best sex ever. He had prescribed various medications to help with my erect…

    By: Joe Graedon September 22, 2003 0 Comments
    Home Remedy May Ease Misery Of Canker Sores

    Q. My 37-year-old daughter has battled canker sores her entire life. It's not unusual for her to have more than 10 at a time. She's tried a lot of different treatments over the years with little succe…

    By: Joe Graedon September 22, 2003 0 Comments
    Drug Report Cards Could Save Lives

    If you were going to buy a new car, a laptop computer or a stereo system, you'd want to know how to get the best buy for your money. Instead of relying on advertising from the manufacturer, you might …

    By: Joe Graedon September 20, 2003 0 Comments
    #466 Open Lines

    How should you dispose of old medicines? Experts are debating the proper methods. There are now two treatments for baldness, Propecia and Rogaine. A new study shows which works better. We explore the …

    By: Joe Graedon September 15, 2003 0 Comments
    Ice Cube Addiction Could Signal Deficiency

    Q. What can you tell me about a compulsion to chew ice? I once read that it signals some deficiency, but I can't remember what. Someone close to me eats ice cubes every day, all day long. She's 32 yea…

    By: Joe Graedon September 15, 2003 2 Comments
    Witch Hazel Fights Off Mosquitoes

    Q. I was too lazy to put on jeans yesterday afternoon and went out to weed the garden in shorts. I had no insect repellent, so of course the mosquitoes ate me alive. I was in a hurry to finish the job…

    By: Joe Graedon September 15, 2003 0 Comments
    No Vacancy At Heartburn Hotel

    When's the last time you sat down to a leisurely dinner with the family? Nowadays, that seems like a fantasy from Norman Rockwell. Americans eat on the run. With pressure to work late, lots of after-s…

    By: Joe Graedon September 13, 2003 0 Comments
    #GK-21 The Science Behind the Fitness Craze

    Staying fit is one of the most important health promoting activities, but all the advice can get confusing. How can you exercise safely? How much is enough and how much might be harmful? Do you need a…

    By: Joe Graedon September 8, 2003 1 Comments
    Will Saltpeter Dampen Sexual Desire?

    Q. My sex drive is much stronger than my wife's and this is causing conflict. I used to hear that saltpeter would suppress sexual desire. Does it work? Is there anything else that would help? A. Potas…

    By: Joe Graedon September 8, 2003 0 Comments
    Is Fish Oil Full Of Mercury?

    Q. I keep reading that eating fish is good for your heart, your brain and just about everything else. I am not fond of fish, so I have started taking fish oil capsules. A friend says fish oil is conta…

    By: Joe Graedon September 8, 2003 0 Comments
    Heart Failure Is A Confusing Killer

    Five million Americans suffer from a potentially life-threatening condition. It has claimed the lives of Henry Fonda, Ella Fitzgerald, Wilt Chamberlain, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Even though half a m…

    By: Joe Graedon September 6, 2003 0 Comments
    #444 Risk Factors Beyond Cholesterol

    Half of all heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels. Researchers are looking into many other risk factors that often go undetected and untreated. For example, inflammation is now considere…

    By: Joe Graedon September 1, 2003 0 Comments
    Generic Drug Failure Scares Patient

    Q. I have had persistent atrial fibrillation for several years. The doctors attempted to correct this abnormal heart rhythm but they were unsuccessful. I have been taking Betapace, which controls the …

    By: Joe Graedon September 1, 2003 0 Comments
    Curry Powder Clears Skin Condition

    Q. A few months ago you wrote about turmeric being used for boils and also being studied for treating arthritis and cancer. This bit of information has changed my life. I've suffered with psoriasis fo…

    By: Joe Graedon September 1, 2003 0 Comments
    More Bad HRT News Creates Chaos

    Millions of women are dazed and confused. For decades they were told that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) would protect their bones, their hearts and their brains. If they worried about rumors of br…

    By: Joe Graedon August 30, 2003 0 Comments
    #465 Helping Children with ADD Become Happy Adul…

    Millions of children are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). The inability to focus in the classroom leads to frustration for children, teachers and parents. Drugs like Ritalin, Add…

    By: Joe Graedon August 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Popular Pain Relievers May Prevent Senility

    Q. Are there any pharmaceuticals that prevent dementia? Alzheimer's disease runs in my family and I would do anything reasonable to avoid it. What about Aricept? A. Evidence is accumulating that commo…

    By: Joe Graedon August 25, 2003 0 Comments
    Too Much Tuna Risky For Pregnant Woman

    Q. I love tuna fish and salmon and eat at least four or five servings a week (especially tuna). I am trying to get pregnant and read that a pregnant woman should limit her intake of fish. Is that true…

    By: Joe Graedon August 25, 2003 0 Comments
    Diabetic Diet Creates Controversy

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so they say. For diabetics, that may be literally true. Food is turned into sugar (glucose), the fuel that runs our bodies. In diabetes, glucose builds up in…

    By: Joe Graedon August 18, 2003 0 Comments
    Ginkgo Restores Sexual Pleasure

    Q. I started taking Gingko biloba a few months ago for leg pain due to poor circulation. I got moderate relief from the leg pains, but I also began having great orgasms! I didn't ascribe it to the her…

    By: Joe Graedon August 18, 2003 0 Comments
    Popular Heartburn Drug Goes OTC

    Q. I have read that Prilosec will be going over the counter in the fall. Perhaps you can answer the following questions: 1. Is this true? 2. When is the expected date? 3. Will it be prescription stren…

    By: Joe Graedon August 18, 2003 0 Comments
    Will Congress Legalize Prescription Drug Smuggli…

    When Alice fell down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, reality was turned upside down. Watches ran backwards and people had to run as fast as they could just to stay in one place. A lot of senior citiz…

    By: Joe Graedon August 16, 2003 0 Comments
    #463 Open Lines

    New research on HRT is more discouraging than ever. We will bring you up-to-date on the latest studies. You will also learn about disappointing data about a natural approach to lowering cholesterol. W…

    By: Joe Graedon August 15, 2003 1 Comments
    #A-91 Congestive Heart Failure

    This mysterious disease is on the rise. As coronary heart disease declines, heart failure is becoming ever more common. Do you know what causes heart failure and how to prevent it? We will find out wh…

    By: Joe Graedon August 11, 2003 0 Comments
    Cornstarch Saves Face

    Q. I have been suffering with an intractable combination of seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. I've been using coal tar Tegrin for the psoriasis and Cortaid cream with poor results. My face, ears an…

    By: Joe Graedon August 11, 2003 0 Comments
    Snorting Ritalin Is Risky Business

    Q. I have a son who takes the medication Ritalin for his behavior problems. He started on Adderall when he was 14 years old, and was switched to Ritalin at 16, with the dosage gradually increased. He …

    By: Joe Graedon August 11, 2003 0 Comments
    Is Sex Becoming Extinct In America?

    For millions of married Americans, sex has nearly disappeared. Hectic lifestyles and pressures from work and parenting are the enemies of romance and intimacy. Some experts estimate that as many as on…

    By: Joe Graedon August 8, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-80 New Treatments for Schizophrenia

    When a person starts talking to someone you can't see or answering voices you can't hear, it can be very scary. Visual and auditory hallucinations could be a sign of schizophrenia, a mental disorder t…

    By: Joe Graedon August 5, 2003 0 Comments
    Who Pays For Doctors’ Free Lunches?

    They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. That may be true for most of us, but if you work in a doctor's office free lunches are frequently standard fare. If you're a doctor, free dinners may al…

    By: Joe Graedon August 4, 2003 0 Comments
    Another Fish Oil Tale Of Gray Hair Gone

    Q. I have been taking fish oil concentrate for heart health. After reading other readers' comments on fish oil restoring their hair to its original color, I checked mine in the bright sunlight. Lo and…