By: Terry Graedon December 25, 2017 15 Comments
    Can You Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supple…

    As we grow older, our senses may become less sharp. Many people find it harder to hear; others find it more difficult to see clearly. One of the leading causes of impaired vision among senior citizens…

    By: Joe Graedon December 21, 2017 77 Comments
    Should You Worry About Your Cell Phone and Cance…

    Do you know anyone who does not own a cell phone? There are a huge number of people, especially those under 30, who do not own a land line. You know, those old fashioned telephones that actually conne…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 68 Comments
    FDA Plans to Crack Down on Homeopathy

    Homeopathy got its start around the turn of the 19th century. That’s when the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, published his law of similars. His idea was that like healed like. In other words, i…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 19 Comments
    Show 1030: Dr. Mark Hyman on How to Eat Fat …

    For decades, we've been told that we need to avoid fat if we want to lose weight. So Americans turned to highly-processed low-fat foods that are full of sugar. Is it a coincidence that we are fatter t…

    By: Joe Graedon December 21, 2017 4 Comments
    Ketamine Zaps Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours

    An old anesthetic medication is getting new attention as a fast-acting way to reverse suicidal thoughts. That's the news from a high-powered study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, onli…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 11 Comments
    Can Ginkgo Help Stroke Survivors Keep Their Wits…

    Ginkgo biloba has long been a popular herb in China. It is credited with promoting memory and fighting dementia, although most studies using a German extract of the tree have not provided convincing r…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 4 Comments
    What Is the Benefit of a Hot Cup of Tea?

    Over the past year, the health benefits of coffee have gotten a lot of attention. Now it is time for black tea to take the spotlight. An epidemiological study suggests that people who drink a hot cup …

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2017 15 Comments
    What Is Granuloma Annulare And How Can I Get Rid…

    Don't you love it when doctors characterize a condition as "idiopathic." That is a fancy medical term for "we ain't got a clue as to what causes this." That's the case with granuloma annulare. If you …

    By: Terry Graedon December 18, 2017 14 Comments
    Can Cocoa in Oatmeal Ease Arthritis Pain?

    Scientists have found that compounds in cocoa can affect the balance of bacteria in the intestines (Magrone, Russo & Jirillo, Frontiers in Immunology, June 9, 2017). Those changes in turn seem to …

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2017 1 Comments
    What Happened to MoM? Visitors Demand More MoM!

    OK, we admit it. We blew it...big time. Perhaps you noticed that we had some super black Friday sales. One in particular was way too successful. We offered a 50% discount on a dozen of our 2 oz. alumi…

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2017 14 Comments
    Advair Left Asthma Patient Too Hoarse to Talk (D…

    The mainstay of modern asthma treatment involves inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) drugs. These medications are less likely to cause systemic side effects than oral steroids. But that does not mean they ar…

    By: Terry Graedon December 18, 2017 9 Comments
    Popular Blood Pressure Pill Linked to Skin Cance…

    When bad news surfaces, some people have a hard time accepting it. When researchers uncovered a link between a popular blood pressure pill and non-melanoma skin cancer, we got this message from a skep…

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2017 6 Comments
    How Can You Allergy-Proof Your Bedroom to Contro…

    Is your home your castle? Many people feel that their home is a refuge from the outside world. But a study of 7,000 bedrooms found that a large majority are contaminated with allergens (Journal of All…

    By: Terry Graedon December 18, 2017 15 Comments
    Painful Fingertip Cracks Heal Quickly with Liqui…

    When the weather turns cold and heating dries out the air, many people suffer painful fingertip cracks. When the skin of thumbs and fingers cracks, simple tasks like buttoning a shirt, typing a messag…

    By: Terry Graedon December 18, 2017 9 Comments
    How to Make Your Own Cough Syrup

    What do you do for a nasty cough? You might smear Vicks VapoRub on the soles of your feet; many readers find that approach helpful. Or you might look for an over-the-counter cough syrup. In the US, th…

    By: Joe Graedon December 14, 2017 0 Comments
    Last Minute Stocking Stuffers from the People…

    Admit it, you leave the stocking stuffers for last. Sure, you may have collected a few little gifties that might fit in a stocking. But do you really have enough practical stuffers to satisfy the peop…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 6 Comments
    Show 1104: Why Compassion Is Key to a Good Life

    In a cruel world, compassion might seem like a frivolous pursuit. But our guest expert argues convincingly that we need this emotion now more than ever, if only to keep from falling into despair. What…

    By: Joe Graedon December 14, 2017 12 Comments
    Is CAR-T for Cancer the Latest Immunotherapy Bre…

    For decades the foundations of cancer treatment were surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The goal was to rid the body of cancer and try to keep it away. Sometimes these approaches worked, but far too…

    By: Joe Graedon December 14, 2017 14 Comments
    The Drug Industry Hates Efforts to Control Drug …

    Even if you have great health insurance you may not be protected from high drug prices. For one thing, there is the deadly co-pay problem. For another, insurance companies may not be willing to pay fo…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 1 Comments
    For People with Lymphoma, Fitness Helps Survival

    By now, most people recognize that exercise is good for your health. But for people with lymphoma, physical activity can make the difference between life and death. What Is Lymphoma? This cancer affec…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 7 Comments
    People with Parkinson’s Benefit from High-…

    Patients with the movement disorder called Parkinson’s disease often develop resistance to treatment after several years. Unfortunately, the usual consequence is worsening symptoms that make daily l…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 3 Comments
    Is Man Flu Really a Thing?

    "Man flu" is a derogatory term that some people (women, mostly) use to describe a fellow suffering with sniffles, congestion and a cough. It implies that men can be wimps when they come down with any …

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2017 18 Comments
    What Can You Do About Jock Itch?

    Dermatologists call it tinea cruris. Athletes call it jock itch. What Is Jock Itch? You do not have to be involved in sports to develop a fungal infection in the groin area. Millions of people suffer …

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2017 20 Comments
    Will Melatonin Under Your Tongue Ease Insomnia?

    Millions of Americans suffer with insomnia. They have trouble falling asleep, or they wake in the middle of the night and toss and turn when they can't get back to sleep. When they stumble out of bed …

    By: Joe Graedon December 11, 2017 5 Comments
    Seeking a Super Smoothie for Everyday Health

      People love smoothies. They are a fast way to get off to a healthy start in the morning. But not all smoothies are created equal. Some have way too much sugar or carbohydrate. How can you creat…

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2017 26 Comments
    How to Use Pickle Juice for Muscle Cramps

    Muscle cramps are a vexing problem. They are understandably common during or after exercise, when muscles have become fatigued. Many people also suffer from painful leg or foot cramps at night. These …

    By: Joe Graedon December 11, 2017 4 Comments
    Ibuprofen Eased Back Pain But Caused Life-Threat…

    Americans love ibuprofen. Some have taken to calling it vitamin I because they rely on it so often to relieve pain. But ibuprofen and naproxen can cause life-threatening ulcers. Just because they are …

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2017 5 Comments
    How Can You Overcome Testosterone-Induced Acne?

    Over the past decade or so, testosterone replacement therapy has become quite popular. Three times as many men are using prescriptions for testosterone now as in 2001 (O'Connor, New York Times, June 3…

    By: Joe Graedon December 11, 2017 2 Comments
    Does Tamiflu Speed Recovery from Influenza? What…

    The CDC has made it official. The flu is back! Preliminary reports suggest that it could be a bad year for influenza. The CDC has reported higher case reports than usual at this time of year. At the m…

    By: Joe Graedon December 7, 2017 31 Comments
    Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects: Skin Cancer an…

    You have been advised by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology that if you have systolic blood pressure of 130 or higher and/or diastolic blood pressure of 80 or higher…