By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2003 0 Comments
    Common Sense Best Guide For Health

    With years of research and millions of taxpayer dollars, scientists have discovered what the old wives always knew. The cornerstone to good health is common sense. Grandma always said that to stay hea…

    By: Joe Graedon June 7, 2003 0 Comments
    #454 Foods to Make You Healthier

    Can special infant formula make babies smarter or improve their vision? Nutritional research is being used to promote everything from chewing gum and potato chips to margarine and vegetable juice. Can…

    By: Joe Graedon June 2, 2003 0 Comments
    Can Diet Change Hair Color?

    Q. My husband and I have started eating more omega-3 fats. We now take a spoonful of freshly ground flax seed daily. We eat salmon and English walnuts several times a week to improve our health. As a …

    By: Joe Graedon June 2, 2003 0 Comments
    Will Toothpaste Banish Underarm Odor?

    Q. I am always on the lookout for a new deodorant for my daughter, since the usual products don't work for her. A friend who works out in the hot sun as a surveyor told me about an unusual product, Re…

    By: Joe Graedon June 2, 2003 0 Comments
    Don’t Get Addicted To Your Cure

    They say the cure shouldn't be worse than the disease. But sometimes the medicine can actually cause the very symptoms it's supposed to treat. Nowhere is this more apparent than with headache remedies…

    By: Joe Graedon May 31, 2003 0 Comments
    #453 Plastic and Your Health

    Plastic is everywhere...from soft drink containers to water pipes. Do any chemicals in the plastic get into our food and beverages? Do they pose a threat to our health? We will discuss these issues wi…

    By: Joe Graedon May 31, 2003 0 Comments
    #452 Controlling Carbohydrates: The Road to Weig…

    The very low-carbohydrate diet championed by the late Dr. Atkins has come in for a lot of criticism from the nutrition establishment over the years. But new studies suggest the objections may not hold…

    By: Joe Graedon May 26, 2003 0 Comments
    Vicks Vaporub Heals Sore Heels

    Q. You have often mentioned unusual uses for Vicks VapoRub. I decided to try it on my cracked heels. For the past three years I have applied every possible cream, but nothing worked till I decided to …

    By: Joe Graedon May 26, 2003 0 Comments
    Whirlpool Responsible For Rash

    Q. I have developed an itchy, burning rash on my bottom. It sometimes becomes red and inflamed. I trace this to the whirlpool facility at our spa, which I use every day after exercising. I have tried …

    By: Joe Graedon May 26, 2003 0 Comments
    Emergency Contraception Is A Well Kept Secret

    For decades doctors have known that it is possible to prevent pregnancy even after unprotected sex. The ingredients in birth control pills, when used in the right dose and at the right time, can provi…

    By: Joe Graedon May 19, 2003 0 Comments
    Sticky Solution For Wound Healing

    Q. I have been using honey as an ointment to prevent and treat skin infections for years. Not only does it work for cuts and scrapes, but it also works on herpes cold sores, cutting down on the length…

    By: Joe Graedon May 19, 2003 0 Comments
    The Mystery Of Drug-Induced Weight Gain

    Q. Approximately a year ago I suffered a tragedy in my life. Afterwards I was diagnosed with a variety of conditions, including acid reflux, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety and chronic hea…

    By: Joe Graedon May 19, 2003 0 Comments
    FDA Enters Fight To Switch RX To OTC

    When should a drug be sold over the counter instead of by prescription only? Historically, the decision to apply for such a change has almost always been left up to the manufacturer. The motivation to…

    By: Joe Graedon May 17, 2003 0 Comments
    #420 Allergies, Asthma and Children

    Do you or your children suffer from allergies? Find out why allergy can make asthma worse. What can you do to prevent sensitivity in the first place or control asthma if it develops. GUEST: David Pede…

    By: Joe Graedon May 17, 2003 0 Comments
    #451 Overcoming the Vicious Cycle of Head Pain

    Do you or your children suffer from allergies? Find out why allergy can make asthma worse. What can you do to prevent sensitivity in the first place or control asthma if it develops. GUEST: David Pede…

    By: Joe Graedon May 12, 2003 0 Comments
    Do Older Folks Need To Give Up On Sex?

    Q. My husband and I live in a retirement community. One common subject here is what to do when one spouse has an active sex drive but the other no longer functions in this area. Usually, the reason is…

    By: Joe Graedon May 12, 2003 1 Comments
    Testing Coated Aspirin At Home

    Q. I take 81 mg enteric-coated aspirin daily to protect my heart. I put one of the tablets in a vase to keep some cut flowers fresh and noticed that in two days the coated aspirin did not dissolve. Do…

    By: Joe Graedon May 12, 2003 0 Comments
    New Allergy Medicines Offer Relief & Confus…

    Decades ago, treating allergies was hard. First, you had to go to the doctor, since most allergy medicine was only available by prescription. Antihistamines such as Benadryl and Chlortrimeton were rea…

    By: Joe Graedon May 5, 2003 0 Comments
    Can Fatty Acids Cure Cocker Spaniel’s Itch…

    Q. I know you mostly answer questions about human problems but I have three pedigree cocker spaniels with dry skin. They scratch all the time but have no fleas. I have tried conditioner and baby oil o…

    By: Joe Graedon May 5, 2003 0 Comments
    B Vitamins Protect Against Breast Cancer

    Q. I read that taking vitamin B6 and folic acid can protect against breast cancer if you drink wine. What is an adequate amount of each vitamin per day? A. Researchers have found that women who consum…

    By: Joe Graedon May 5, 2003 1 Comments
    Finding Solutions To Vaginal Dryness

    Women have come a long way. Topics like PMS, breast cancer and overactive bladder that were once taboo are now discussed openly. But there is still one big issue that women rarely talk about. Millions…

    By: Joe Graedon May 3, 2003 0 Comments
    #430 Clarifying the Controversies in Women’…

    Susan Love, MD is one of the country's most knowledgeable physicians on women's health issues. She will discuss the pros and cons of HRT and mammograms and help us understand why the Women's Health In…

    By: Joe Graedon April 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Kissing Could Be Lethal

    Q. My girlfriend is very allergic to shrimp and crab and, I suspect, lobster as well. I love them but have avoided eating them since we have been together. This summer we shall have our vacation at th…

    By: Joe Graedon April 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Mango Reaction Mimics Poison Ivy Rash

    Q. I've got a bad reaction on my hand between my thumb and forefinger that I think resulted from pulling an unknown weed. It isn't responding to my usual treatment, a concoction of tea tree oil, witch…

    By: Joe Graedon April 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Cough Syrup Doesn’t Mix With Antidepressan…

    Q. You have warned against taking cough syrup containing dextromethorphan while taking Paxil, Zoloft or similar antidepressants. My pharmacist sister insists that dextromethorphan is dangerous only wh…

    By: Joe Graedon April 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Drug-Drug Interactions Can Be Deadly

    The woman was experiencing headaches and anxiety after the death of her husband. Her doctor prescribed the antidepressant Paxil together with an older drug called amitriptyline to help her sleep. She …

    By: Joe Graedon April 26, 2003 0 Comments
    #428 The Healing Power of Sound

    Dr. Mitch Gaynor's newest book is titled "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice, and Music." We will explore how healing sounds can lower blood pressure…

    By: Joe Graedon April 21, 2003 0 Comments
    Did Cold Remedy Cause Sex-Headache

    Q. I'm relieved to learn that I am not the only one who gets headaches from sex. Over a ten-year period I had SEVERE, pounding, headaches during three separate vacations (great times for making love),…

    By: Joe Graedon April 21, 2003 0 Comments
    Trapped Into Taking Hormone Therapy

    Millions of women are feeling deceived and dismayed. For decades they were told that hormone replacement therapy was good for them. Not only did it relieve hot flashes, but doctors insisted that HRT w…

    By: Joe Graedon April 14, 2003 0 Comments
    Evidence Grows On Pomegranate Benefits

    Q. I have read that pomegranate juice has health benefits, but I haven't been able to find any. Would you get the same benefits by eating pomegranates, which I love? A. You may get some benefit from e…