By: Joe Graedon August 14, 2004 0 Comments
    #509 Overcoming Speech Difficulties

    Many people have difficulties with stuttering and other speech problems. What approaches are most successful to help overcome these impediments? Find out what's behind stuttering and what can be done …

    By: Joe Graedon August 13, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-130 Health News Update

    Older people are most likely to suffer side effects from certain medicines, yet new research shows one in five seniors is being prescribed at least one drug that may be inappropriate. We talk with the…

    By: Joe Graedon August 9, 2004 0 Comments
    Can Toilet Seat Transmit Herpes?

    Q. I am very disappointed in a recent column about getting herpes from a toilet seat. The herpes simplex virus does not live outside the body and needs direct skin-to-skin contact to spread. It is imp…

    By: Joe Graedon August 9, 2004 0 Comments
    Mineral Supplement Helps Her Sleep

    Q. I suffered from insomnia for three miserable years during menopause. My doctor prescribed Sonata but could not guarantee more than four hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly. I decided not to spend …

    By: Joe Graedon August 9, 2004 3 Comments
    Older People Are Vulnerable To Drug Disasters

    Children are not just small adults. Drugs that are safe and effective for grown-ups, such as antidepressants or cough syrup, may not work well for kids. Pediatricians have worked hard to tailor childr…

    By: Joe Graedon August 7, 2004 0 Comments
    #508 Healthy Feet

    Out feet take a beating! We run on them and cram them into shoes that are too tight or too stylish and then complain when we develop corns, bunions and other uncomfortable problems. On this show you w…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2004 0 Comments
    Beach Bunny Wants To Banish Bikini Bumps

    Q. This summer I want to wear a bikini to the beach. But when I shave in that area I get ugly red bumps. What can I use to keep this from happening? A. Dermatologists call bikini bumps pseudofolliculi…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2004 0 Comments
    Caffeine In Chocolate Is Controversial

    Q. You really blew it in your response to a person concerned about the health effects of chocolate. You said there's no caffeine in chocolate. My doctor told me to stay away from coffee and chocolate …

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2004 1 Comments
    New Cholesterol Guidelines Pose Interaction Dang…

    New guidelines have just been issued for cholesterol control. People at high risk of heart disease are now being encouraged to get bad LDL cholesterol under 70. Their prior goal was 100. To accomplish…

    By: Joe Graedon July 31, 2004 0 Comments
    #488 Transport Tourism

    With 80,000 people awaiting transplants each year, it is no wonder some of them weary of waiting and decide to take action. We talk with a medical anthropologist who has found a thriving traffic in or…

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2004 0 Comments
    Retired Pot Smoker Worried About Viagra

    Q. I am 73. My wife and I are retired teachers. About once a week we smoke pot and have sex. We have enjoyed this experience for almost 30 years. Since my heart attack four years ago, I have added Via…

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2004 0 Comments
    Sugar Substitute Relieves Joint Pain

    Q. My wife has recently developed diabetes and watches her sugar intake carefully. She uses Equal to sweeten her coffee or iced tea. We read that Equal might be helpful against arthritis pain, but her…

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2004 0 Comments
    Beware Savings On OTC Medications

    People love nonprescription drugs. Being able to get allergy medicine, pain relievers or an athlete's foot remedy without spending time and money at the doctor's office and the prescription counter is…

    By: Joe Graedon July 24, 2004 0 Comments
    #507 Open Lines

    Despite dermatologists' dire warnings about the dangers of sun exposure, millions of folks soak up the rays pool side, at the beach and in tanning parlors. Dermatologist Steve Feldman will tell us why…

    By: Joe Graedon July 23, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-128 New Ways to Quit Smoking

    Have you ever tried to quit smoking only to slip back into the habit? Or, do you stand by feeling helpless as you watch a friend or family member light up? On this show we will find out why nagging do…

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2004 0 Comments
    Is It Safe To Combine Sunscreen With Bug Spray?

    Q. I live in Florida and play golf at least four times a week. I also love to garden. Whenever I go outside, I apply sun block and then spray a potent insect repellent containing DEET. Is there any pr…

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2004 0 Comments
    Poison Ivy Remedies To The Rescue

    Q. My mother-in-law is incredibly sensitive to poison ivy. A walk in the woods is guaranteed to end in disaster. Is there anything she can use that would either prevent an outbreak or speed recovery? …

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2004 0 Comments
    Generic Drugs Save Money But Do They Save Lives?

    Generic drugs are frequently offered as a solution to the high cost of prescription medicine. They are supposed to be identical to their brand name counterparts. But how good are they, really? The FDA…

    By: Joe Graedon July 17, 2004 0 Comments
    #506 Dealing with Female Sexual Dysfunction

    Dr. Irwin Goldstein is one of the country's leading experts on human sexuality. He has been involved in testing many drugs like Viagra that are now household words for treating erectile dysfunction. D…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2004 0 Comments
    Ice Addiction Leads To Hospitalization

    Q. I read in your column about a person who craved ice. A couple of years ago I had the same habit, and had to have ice cubes constantly. Even on trips, my son would have to stop at restaurants, gas s…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2004 0 Comments
    New Uses For Old Mouthwash

    Q. You have written about a formula using Listerine for hot spots on dogs. I tried it and it works great, but we've nearly used it up and I lost the instructions. Could you give them again? A. A horse…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2004 0 Comments
    Will HRT Mistakes Be Repeated?

    During the hormone replacement heyday, millions of women were encouraged to take estrogen and progesterone to prevent everything from hot flashes and heart disease to dementia and cancer. There were e…

    By: Joe Graedon July 10, 2004 0 Comments
    #505 Dealing with Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    There is a bewildering array of medications available to treat heartburn, acid reflux and GERD. How do these conditions differ from each other, and what are the best ways to treat them? Learn about me…

    By: Joe Graedon July 5, 2004 0 Comments
    Osteoporosis Drug Does Double-Duty

    Q. I have always been afraid to take estrogen because of a family history of breast cancer. When I read that Evista could reduce the risk of osteoporosis and might protect against breast cancer, I ask…

    By: Joe Graedon July 5, 2004 0 Comments
    Mustard Eases Leg Cramps In A Pinch

    Q. At a social function last week, a lady stood up and was hit with a leg cramp so severe she could not move. The hostess rushed to the kitchen, returned with some French's mustard in a teaspoon and a…

    By: Joe Graedon July 5, 2004 0 Comments
    Importing Drugs From Canada Back On The Agenda

    The high cost of medicine remains one of the hottest political buttons in this election year, just as it has been for the last several elections. The reason is that senior citizens vote--and they are …

    By: Joe Graedon July 4, 2004 0 Comments
    #464 Overcoming Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia means misery for millions of Americans. The extreme fatigue and chronic pain associated with this condition may be linked to the sleep difficulties sufferers experience. Many have been fr…

    By: Joe Graedon June 28, 2004 0 Comments
    Listerine Mouthwash Eases Itch From Chiggers

    Q. I am intrigued by the unusual ways people use Listerine. Every summer, I am plagued with itchy chigger bites. After reading that Listerine could relieve shingles pain, I tried applying it to the bi…

    By: Joe Graedon June 28, 2004 0 Comments
    Don’t Give Raisin Remedy To Dogs

    Q. I am curious to know if anyone has tried the gin-soaked raisins for arthritic dogs. I have an 80 lb. dog with arthritic hips, although she is only 6. Daily aspirin and glucosamine is helping somewh…

    By: Joe Graedon June 28, 2004 1 Comments
    Beware Home Remedies That Hurt

    Everyone loves home remedies. Whether it's a banana peel taped to a wart or a teaspoon of sugar for hiccups, these inexpensive approaches seem harmless and amusing. But not all home remedies are safe.…