By: Joe Graedon January 27, 2003 0 Comments
    Readers Offer Solutions For Skunk Smell

    Q. Several weeks ago, I read in your column about getting skunk smell off a dog. I had a dog that got skunked several times and the best natural remedy was plain tomato juice. I soaked him in it for a…

    By: Joe Graedon January 27, 2003 0 Comments
    Lipitor Raises Diabetic’s Blood Sugar

    Q. Recently, our physician prescribed Lipitor for my husband and myself. We both have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. We both take Glyburide and my husband takes Avandia as well. Since we started…

    By: Joe Graedon January 27, 2003 0 Comments
    Drugs Ads May Mislead Consumers

    Are you a drug company sales representative? If you actually were, you might be earning close to $100,000 per year. Not a bad salary for trying to convince doctors to prescribe certain drugs to their …

    By: Joe Graedon January 25, 2003 0 Comments
    #439 Open Show Format

    Open Lines. Topics include: How much vitamin A is enough and how much is too much? We'll discuss the consequences of consuming high doses of this nutrient, which is found in cold liver oil and som…

    By: Joe Graedon January 24, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-71 New Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction

    Viagra became a household word almost overnight. Now Levitra will soon offer competition. How do they compare and what other drugs are in the pipeline for erectile dysfunction? How do hormones affect …

    By: Joe Graedon January 20, 2003 0 Comments
    Oolong Tea Banished Bad Skin Problem

    Q. I have been plagued with nummular eczema for years. It does not respond to Benadryl, prednisone or any kind of topical cortisone ointment. I read in your column about some doctors in Japan who had …

    By: Joe Graedon January 20, 2003 0 Comments
    Orange Peel Addiction Could Signal Anemia

    Q. Have you ever heard of eating orange peel? After almost every meal I eat, especially after eating something sweet, I get a craving for orange peel. It seems to satisfy some unknown dietary need in …

    By: Joe Graedon January 20, 2003 0 Comments
    Drug Interactions Are Neglected But Deadly

    Drug interactions are one of the most complicated and neglected problems in health care. Physicians, pharmacists and nurses all realize how dangerous it can be to combine certain medications, but they…

    By: Joe Graedon January 18, 2003 1 Comments
    #438 Natural Remedies for Colds

    What do you do when you come down with a cold? Is Nyquil your preferred treatment...or do you reach for the vitamin C? On this show you will learn about the benefits and risks of cold and flu remedies…

    By: Joe Graedon January 17, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-70 Fit or Fat? Shedding Holiday Weight

    Did you gain a few pounds over the holidays? Are you continuing to overeat because you are feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Is the cold weather making it hard to get mobilized to exercise? What c…

    By: Joe Graedon January 13, 2003 0 Comments
    Grape Juice Blocks Iron Absorption

    Q. I recently heard part of a medical segment on the news regarding the effects of dark colored fruit juices like grape or cranberry on iron absorption. I regularly drink cranberry juice and I am also…

    By: Joe Graedon January 13, 2003 0 Comments
    Sex Headaches Ruining Relationship

    Q. After being divorced several years ago I have started dating again. I am now spending time with a wonderful man but I have discovered to my dismay that whenever I have an orgasm I experience an exc…

    By: Joe Graedon January 13, 2003 0 Comments
    Medical Errors Are Still A Problem

    Ask physicians about mistakes, and if they are honest they'll admit that medical errors are common, especially other people's errors. In a recent survey in the New England Journal of Medicine more tha…

    By: Joe Graedon January 11, 2003 0 Comments
    #437 Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

    There are uncertain times and people are feeling a great deal of stress. This in turn can have many negative effects on health from anxiety and depression to hypertension and headaches. How can we lea…

    By: Joe Graedon January 6, 2003 0 Comments
    Vitamin Pill Linked To Bad Breath

    Q. We have had a strange experience with prescription drugs combined with a multiple vitamin. My husband takes Verelan, Altace and Proscar. His doctor also recommended a daily multi-vitamin. Shortly a…

    By: Joe Graedon January 6, 2003 0 Comments
    No Need To Fear Eating Eggs

    Q. For years I have been conscientiously avoiding eggs. I am hoping I won't need cholesterol-lowering medication. I heard that it's not necessary to give up eggs entirely. But if eggs are loaded with …

    By: Joe Graedon January 6, 2003 0 Comments
    Cheaper Is Better For Blood Pressure Control

    Last summer the Women's Health Initiative toppled the estrogen bandwagon. For years doctors had been told that women needed estrogen after menopause, but the government-sponsored study contradicted ye…

    By: Joe Graedon January 4, 2003 0 Comments
    #436 Which Blood Pressure Drugs Are Best?

    A large government-sponsored study has shown that old-fashioned inexpensive diuretics work at least as well as the newer medications drug companies promote so aggressively. Even more shocking, the cho…

    By: Joe Graedon December 30, 2002 0 Comments
    Child May Benefit From New Drug For ADHD

    Q. My son has ADHD. He was on Ritalin twice daily for about a month, but we had problems with mid-day "crashes." He is now taking Concerta. So far the results have been favorable, except for loss of a…

    By: Joe Graedon December 30, 2002 0 Comments
    Child May Benefit From New Drug For ADHD

    Q. My son has ADHD. He was on Ritalin twice daily for about a month, but we had problems with mid-day "crashes." He is now taking Concerta. So far the results have been favorable, except for loss of a…

    By: Joe Graedon December 30, 2002 0 Comments
    Pheromone Perfume No Guarantee Of Sexual Success

    Q. I think I heard that chemists have isolated pheromones from the human body, both male and female. Is this true? I believe they are being sold on the Internet, but I wonder if tests have been conduc…

    By: Joe Graedon December 30, 2002 0 Comments
    Many Ways To Handle Bed-Wetting

    Topics that were once taboo are now seen on prime time television, at least in the commercials. Erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder and constipation are discussed openly. But bedwetting remains c…

    By: Joe Graedon December 23, 2002 0 Comments
    Herpes Drug Can Prevent Spread To Spouse

    Q. Is there a point when herpes stops being contagious? I was diagnosed with herpes 15 years ago. I stopped having vaginal outbreaks after I started taking Valtrex daily. Because I was worried about l…

    By: Joe Graedon December 23, 2002 0 Comments
    Getting Skunk Smell Off The Dog

    Q. My dog got too close to a skunk yesterday, and now he's not fit to come in the house. I've given him three baths, but he still smells terrible. Do you have any recommendations? A. A few years ago, …

    By: Joe Graedon December 23, 2002 0 Comments
    Getting Skunk Smell Off The Dog

    Q. My dog got too close to a skunk yesterday, and now he's not fit to come in the house. I've given him three baths, but he still smells terrible. Do you have any recommendations? A. A few years ago, …

    By: Joe Graedon December 23, 2002 0 Comments
    Viagra Will Soon Have Competition From Levitra

    Viagra revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction. In fact, the term "ED" first gained popularity when former senator Bob Dole went on television to promote Viagra. It may come as a surprise…

    By: Joe Graedon December 16, 2002 0 Comments
    Minister Fears Illegality Of Importing Wife̵…

    Q. My wife lost her health insurance and we cannot afford her medications. We saw an ad in the paper about buying drugs by mail from Canada at substantial savings. Needless to say, we are very interes…

    By: Joe Graedon December 16, 2002 0 Comments
    Can Dhea Turbo-Charge Sex Life?

    Q. Is DHEA a safe way to increase testosterone and improve libido? My wife and I take good care of ourselves, but we do have some health problems that require medications. Our sex life has suffered ov…

    By: Joe Graedon December 16, 2002 0 Comments
    Nuts Have Become The New Health Food

    For years the dietary dogmatists have told us to avoid lots of delicious foods. People were supposed to eat brown rice and broccoli and avoid steak, chocolate and nuts. But now the nutrition nay-sayer…

    By: Joe Graedon December 9, 2002 0 Comments
    Overcoming The Stigma Of Bed Wetting

    Q. My daughter still wets the bed at age six. She has been seen by a urologist who didn't find anything wrong. Needless to say, she is extremely embarrassed about this situation. She can't sleep over …