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.…

    By: Joe Graedon June 26, 2004 0 Comments
    #504 Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit in Women&…

    For many of us, both men and women, life is so busy that we rush from one day to the next with little awareness of how we feel. Can conscious awareness help women deal better with common issues like p…

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2004 0 Comments
    Cleanser Offers Cheap Personal Lubrication

    Q. My husband and I have read questions in your column about a personal lubricant. Many years ago, my gynecologist told me to use Albolene. It is a mascara remover, but has nothing harmful in it. It m…

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2004 0 Comments
    Finding Help For Hockey Bruises

    Q. Are there any supplements or vitamins that speed up healing from bruising? I am a 38-year-old man and I have recently started playing ice hockey again. Needless to say, bruises are a part of the ga…

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2004 0 Comments
    Toilet Seat Contagion Is Disputed

    Can You Catch Something From a Toilet Seat? Nothing stirs up emotions quite like toilet seats. The frightening idea of catching an infection from simply sitting has been hotly contested. We recently h…

    By: Joe Graedon June 19, 2004 0 Comments
    #503 Coping with Fear, Anxiety and Shame

    We all have stress in our lives, but how do we handle it? Sometimes, fear or anxiety and the shame that underlies those emotions can interfere with our ability to function and achieve our goals. But w…

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2004 0 Comments
    Noxzema Works Against Itchy Skin

    Q. I was troubled for months by itching on my scalp and eyebrows and around the edges of my nose. My dermatologist suggested trying a mild corticosteroid cream for the facial dermatitis, but she cauti…

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2004 0 Comments
    Smelly Feet Can Be Remedied

    Q. My son has really smelly feet. He can't take off his shoes when we're in the car or the house, or he stinks us all out. His feet must be covered. (Fresh socks, a blanket or a hazmat response suit a…

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2004 0 Comments
    Atkins Diet Data Confounds Experts

    Robert Atkins may be dead, but his low-carbohydrate, high protein diet lives on. In fact, it may be picking up steam. The low-carb craze has been blamed for losses at Krispy Kreme. In response, the co…

    By: Joe Graedon June 12, 2004 0 Comments
    #502 Do We Need More Vitamin D?

    Most people know that Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is crucial for calcium metabolism. But it is also involved in many health functions that seem to have nothing to do with strong bones. Without ad…

    By: Joe Graedon June 7, 2004 0 Comments
    Toilet Seat Was Source Of Herpes Infection

    Q. You recently wrote that people can't catch anything serious from a toilet seat, but you were mistaken. My husband and I work out at a local gym. Somehow he picked up a herpes infection on his botto…