By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 3 Comments
    Will Xofluza Help You Recover from the Flu Quick…

    It’s been almost two decades since the FDA approved a pill to treat influenza. It was oseltamivir, also known as Tamiflu. Last week, the agency approved a new flu pill, Xofluza. What Is the Story on…

    By: Joe Graedon November 1, 2018 18 Comments
    ACE Inhibitors and Lung Cancer | Should You Be C…

    Popular blood pressure medications called ACE inhibitors have been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are taken daily by more than 30 mill…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 13 Comments
    Is There a Medical Basis for Stories About Vampi…

    A few weeks ago we got a fascinating email from a doctor. He wants to remain anonymous, for reasons you'll soon see. However, his theory on how tales about vampires may have gained ground really intri…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 9 Comments
    What Does Gum Disease Have to Do With Your Blood…

    Gum disease has been associated with type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and a number of cardiovascular complications. Researchers have even found links with some types of cancer. Gum …

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Terry Graedon October 29, 2018 20 Comments
    Can You Protect Yourself from the Flu?

    It’s that time of year. Colds, coughs and even the flu are right around the corner. What will you do to protect yourself from the flu and keep from coming down with something nasty this winter? Prac…

    By: Joe Graedon October 29, 2018 20 Comments
    Low Dose Naltrexone Worked for Pain

    Have you ever heard of low dose naltrexone (LDN)? Most people have never heard about this interesting drug. It was created in 1963 and approved by the FDA in 1984. Many physicians are also unaware of …

    By: Joe Graedon October 29, 2018 21 Comments
    Ibuprofen and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous R…

    Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is on the rise (Open Heart, April 28, 2017). We're talking about drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen. Such pain relievers are perceived as quite safe…

    By: Joe Graedon October 28, 2018 32 Comments
    How To Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Replacemen…

    Hip and knee replacement surgeries are growing at an extraordinary rate. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports that in 2014 there were 370,770 hip replacement surgeries and 680,15…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2018 17 Comments
    Could CBD Cream Relieve Your Knee Pain?

    As people age, their joints often begin to hurt. They may try a variety of approaches, from taking OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen to swallowing home remedies such as gin-soaked raisi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2018 26 Comments
    Do You Want a Natural Thyroid Treatment?

    Thyroid problems are far more common than you might guess. Pharmacists dispense approximately 120 million prescriptions each year for levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid). People wh…

    By: Terry Graedon October 27, 2018 4 Comments
    How to Use Cold Keys to Stop Your Nosebleed

    Nosebleeds are common, messy and embarrassing. No one likes to drip blood all over everything. Your first reaction might be to try to stop the blood with a handful of paper tissues, but that doesn't a…

    By: Joe Graedon October 25, 2018 22 Comments
    Can Antiviral Herpes Drugs Reduce the Risk of Al…

    There are few more devastating diagnoses than dementia. Alzheimer disease robs people of their memories, their personalities and their ability to care for themselves. It is often a tortuous decline th…

    By: Joe Graedon October 25, 2018 9 Comments
    Do You Have Plastic in Your Body?

    Plastic is everywhere in our environment. It is found in nearly all packaging of consumer goods. If you want to buy juice for your family, the likelihood is it will be in plastic. Water? Right again. …

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 27 Comments
    Show 1140: How Can You Manage Arthritis Pain?

    More than 50 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. While osteoarthritis is the most common form, there are many others, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis …

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 16 Comments
    Are Organic Food Enthusiasts Protected from Canc…

    French scientists have added a new entry to the long-running debate over organic food. Some previous research has focused primarily on whether organic food is more nutritious than conventionally-grown…

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 7 Comments
    Will a Whiff of Lavender Ease Your Anxiety?

    Many people think of lavender as a calming herb. Research in mice now shows that this reputation goes beyond folklore. A whiff of lavender has anti-anxiety effects. How Do Mice React to a Whiff of Lav…

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 12 Comments
    Why You Can Die of a Broken Heart

    Can you really die of a broken heart? This centuries-old idea may have seemed like an old wives' tale or a romantic fancy powering folk songs like "Barbara Allen." (Here's a link to Joan Baez singing …

    By: Terry Graedon October 22, 2018 24 Comments
    Is Black Pepper Better Than Styptic Pencil for C…

    Do you have a favorite home remedy to stop bleeding? Many people insist that pouring ground black pepper on a cut stops the bleeding more quickly. Is black pepper better than other approaches to stopp…

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2018 9 Comments
    Bupropion Helps With Mood, Sex and Quitting Smok…

    Bupropion (Wellbutrin) was first approved by the FDA in 1985 to treat depression. It remains a totally unique antidepressant. There is no similar antidepressant on the market. Unlike SSRI and SNRI ant…

    By: Terry Graedon October 22, 2018 29 Comments
    Could a Magnesium Supplement Conquer Your Leg Cr…

    Nighttime leg cramps can be quite a challenge. They may well wake you with pain in the middle of the night, and easing the pain can take time. We have written about a number of home remedies that may …

    By: Terry Graedon October 22, 2018 19 Comments
    Will Alpha-Lipoic Acid Help Your Nerve Pain?

    Nerve pain (neuropathy) can be excruciating, and the medications doctors prescribe to alleviate the pain don't always help a great deal. However, alternative medications such as alpha-lipoic acid can …

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2018 7 Comments
    Januvia Joint Pain | A Disabling Side Effect

    Sitagliptin (Januvia) is a type 2 diabetes drug that has been on the market for more than a decade. It belongs in a class of drugs called gliptins or DPP-4 inhibitors. These meds enable the body to ma…

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2018 6 Comments
    Dutasteride and Depression | A Dark Side of Pros…

    Millions of men suffer with an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatatic hypertrophy or BPH). One of the most annoying symptoms is getting up frequently to pee during the night. It can be hard to fa…

    By: Terry Graedon October 22, 2018 8 Comments
    Should You Be Taking Vitamin Supplements?

    There is growing consensus among health professionals that most people should not be taking vitamin supplements. Their view is that this is a waste of money that will do no more than lead to expensive…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 23 Comments
    Show 1139: Will Supplements Keep Your Bones Stro…

    For years, people were urged to take calcium supplements to avoid losing bone density. This advice was aimed particularly at menopausal and postmenopausal women because they are especially susceptible…

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2018 42 Comments
    Should You Be Worried About Polio-Like Illness?

    A strange polio-like illness is spreading around the country. At last count more than 120 suspected cases have been reported in at least 22 states. This condition, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), first …

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2018 52 Comments
    Will TV Commercials Reveal How Much Medicines Co…

    Do you watch television? If so, are you getting tired of all the prescription drug commercials? It is rare that a commercial break during the evening news doesn’t have at least one pharmaceutical ad…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 9 Comments
    Surprise–Coffee Drinkers Have Less Chance of R…

    Rosacea is a skin condition in which the skin flushes or reddens easily and may stay red chronically. People may also develop pimple-like bumps on the skin. People with rosacea are often advised to av…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 5 Comments
    Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully…

    Does eating fish or taking fish oil make any difference for your health? For decades, researchers have touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. They have sug…