By: Joe Graedon April 7, 2003 1 Comments
    Beware Salad Bars With Sulfites

    Q. I like to eat out at restaurants but often I get stomach cramps about an hour after eating salad, especially if it is from a salad bar. I must rush to a bathroom to avoid an embarrassing incident o…

    By: Joe Graedon April 7, 2003 0 Comments
    FDA Cracking Down On Drug Imports

    When you think of drug smugglers, what comes to mind? South Americans who swallow condoms filled with cocaine sneaking past customs agents? Sleazy-looking guys with gold chains and fast cars hiding he…

    By: Joe Graedon March 31, 2003 0 Comments
    St. John’s Wort Does Not Mix Well With Sun…

    Q. I tried taking St. John's wort some time ago to relieve anxiety. After several months I found I had become sensitive to sunlight. Not only was it difficult to look at things in bright light, but I …

    By: Joe Graedon March 31, 2003 0 Comments
    Sex Headache May Signal Danger

    Q. Several weeks ago you answered a question from a woman who suffered an excruciating headache whenever she had an orgasm. Although her neurologist had done a CT scan and told her nothing was wrong, …

    By: Joe Graedon March 31, 2003 0 Comments
    Drug Side Effects A Leading Killer

    Imagine a condition that causes millions of hospitalizations and hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. By some accounts, it is the third leading cause of mortality in this country, right after he…

    By: Joe Graedon March 24, 2003 0 Comments
    Cactus May Help Control Blood Sugar

    Q. I am a family practitioner and want to share an herbal remedy with you. A 60-year-old male Hispanic diabetic patient has had trouble controlling his blood sugar. Despite intensive diet changes and …

    By: Joe Graedon March 23, 2003 0 Comments
    Fish Oil May Work When Antidepressants Fail

    Q. I have taken Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft, each for an extended time (not together). Although I was taking the recommended dosage, I did not benefit from any of them. Is there anything else on the mark…

    By: Joe Graedon March 23, 2003 0 Comments
    Aspirin Has Anti-Cancer Action

    Ask people what disease scares them the most, and chances are cancer tops the list. Although some progress has been made, cancer is still a major killer. There aren't many things that people can do to…

    By: Joe Graedon March 17, 2003 0 Comments
    Vinegar Victorious Over Dandruff

    Q: I have heard using vinegar on my scalp could help. Now I rub vinegar on my head for a few minutes before I shampoo. I have not been troubled since. A. You are not the first to share the vinegar app…

    By: Joe Graedon March 17, 2003 6 Comments
    Hospital Errors Have Tragic Consequences

    Mistakes happen. That's because humans are not infallible. People write illegibly or mumble unintelligibly. This leads to "little" errors, like mistaking one drug for another. Pharmacists tell us that…

    By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2003 0 Comments
    Celebrex May Cause Breast Reaction

    Q. I need a past article from you about Celebrex. Someone had complained that it made her nipples hard or something like that. I had a similar problem so I cut my dose from 200 to 100 and my nipples h…

    By: Joe Graedon March 14, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-77 Health Benefits of Vitamins

    Do you really need to take vitamins or are you just wasting your money? A new study suggest that there are measurable effects from a daily multi-vitamin. But should you be taking more? Can you overdos…

    By: Joe Graedon March 10, 2003 0 Comments
    Ice Cream Is Unorthodox Cough Remedy

    Q. I went to my physician when I had a really bad cold with a cough and asked her what over-the-counter cough medicine I should buy. She told me, "None! Get some vanilla ice cream and pour Kahlua over…

    By: Joe Graedon March 10, 2003 0 Comments
    Pain Reliever Blocks Heart Benefits Of Aspirin

    Q. I heard recently that ibuprofen counteracts the beneficial heart effect that a daily aspirin has. I take a baby aspirin a day because I have had angioplasty. I also have a bad back and take ibuprof…

    By: Joe Graedon March 10, 2003 0 Comments
    Enjoy Your Chocolate Without Guilt

    Most people think of chocolate as a decadent dessert that should be avoided by health-conscious consumers. The idea that chocolate could be health food seems too good to be true. Yet there is research…

    By: Joe Graedon March 8, 2003 0 Comments
    #445 Open Show Format

    Open Lines. Topics include: Can an aspirin a day prevent common cancers? How good is it and how does aspirin work this miracle? We'll talk with the scientist who has done the research. In addition, th…

    By: Joe Graedon March 7, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-81 Coping with Allergies and Sinus Problems

    Are you ready for spring allergies? Or are you still suffering complications of your last winter cold? Unless you have suffered sinusitis or a sinus headache you cannot imagine the discomfort. But it …

    By: Joe Graedon March 3, 2003 0 Comments
    Do Antiperspirants Cause Cancer Or AlzheimerR…

    Q. A friend recently accompanied me to the drugstore where I was buying deodorant along with some other personal items. She warned me not to buy any products containing aluminum because it could cause…

    By: Joe Graedon March 3, 2003 0 Comments
    Generic Thyroid Causes Problems

    Q. For over thirty years, I have been treated for hypothyroidism. Originally, I was on a thyroid extract. Ten years ago, I was switched to Synthroid .125 mg. This year, when it was time to renew my pr…

    By: Joe Graedon March 3, 2003 1 Comments
    Home Remedies For Arthritis Safer Than Drugs

    Arthritis is not for sissies. Inflamed joints make it hard to climb stairs, play tennis or button shirts. But treatment also carries risks that often go unrecognized. According to an article in the Ne…

    By: Joe Graedon March 1, 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 February 24, 2003 1 Comments
    Can Green Beans Cure Canker Sores?

    Q. For over half a century, my family has been curing our canker sores quickly and easily. Just this week, I bit my lip during sleep and the spot kept growing. When the sore was 2/3 inch by 1/4 inch, …

    By: Joe Graedon February 24, 2003 0 Comments
    New Drugs Will Compete With Viagra

    Q. I just heard about a newly released drug equivalent to Viagra. It is pronounced something like 'Syallis' but I don't know how to spell it. Have you heard about it yet? A. There are two new pills th…

    By: Joe Graedon February 24, 2003 0 Comments
    Thyroid Treatment Still Controversial

    More than 100 years ago, doctors recognized that some patients with a slow pulse, low body temperature, swollen hands and feet and mental and physical sluggishness were suffering from too little thyro…

    By: Joe Graedon February 22, 2003 0 Comments
    #443 Wild Health

    Wild animals have no doctors and no medicines. So how do they keep themselves healthy? Cindy Engel, Ph.D., describes the actions taken by animals from rats and birds to rhinos and elephants to recover…

    By: Joe Graedon February 17, 2003 4 Comments
    Does Emu Oil Relieve Skin Problems

    Q. My sister-in-law says that emu oil has helped clear up both her psoriasis and her arthritis. She had tried all sorts of medications before that without much success. What can you tell me about emu …

    By: Joe Graedon February 17, 2003 0 Comments
    New Test May Help Predict Heart Disease

    Q. Heart disease runs in my family. My maternal grandfather died in his 30s of a massive coronary, and my dad has had bypass surgery. He is now on several medications, most of which have dreadful side…

    By: Joe Graedon February 17, 2003 0 Comments
    Over The Counter Drugs Have Hidden Dangers

    When was the last time you used an over-the-counter remedy? Tens of millions of us pop down products like Advil, Alka-Seltzer, Bayer Aspirin, Benadryl, Excedrin, Sudafed, Tylenol or Zantac without hes…

    By: Joe Graedon February 15, 2003 0 Comments
    #442 Open Show Format

    Open Lines. Topics include: Thyroid function and new research on thyroid testing. Addiction to anti-anxiety drugs. How can patients phase off drugs like Ativan or Xanax? Are there any alternatives to …

    By: Joe Graedon February 14, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-74 How Can You Tell if You’re Really in…

    If you think you are in love, you probably are...but have you picked the right person to love? Today's show will help you determine if that special person will make a great partner for the long term o…