By: Joe Graedon November 15, 2018 0 Comments
    Show 1143: Can You Control Your Blood Sugar by F…

    Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic levels in the US and around the world. Although endocrinologists consider it a chronic, progressive disorder, some experts have seen that it is potentially reversi…

    By: Terry Graedon November 8, 2018 16 Comments
    Show 1142: What Is the Science Behind Home Remed…

    Over the years, we have heard about scores upon scores of home remedies for everything from arthritis to warts. Some make sense intuitively, while others seem silly. Most have never been subjected to …

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 7 Comments
    Show 1141: Which Health Risks Should You Worry A…

    Do you enjoy a glass of wine from time to time? If so, were you alarmed to read headlines last fall announcing that ANY amount of alcohol is problematic? Here’s how those headlines came about. The r…

    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 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: Terry Graedon October 14, 2018 4 Comments
    Show 1138: What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga?

    Yoga has become extremely popular over the last few decades. You have probably seen photographs of fit-looking young people in stretchy clothing and improbable poses and wondered why they are so enthu…

    By: Terry Graedon October 4, 2018 13 Comments
    Show 1137: What Should You Know About Women̵…

    Viagra became a household name almost as soon as the drug was introduced. Before that, though, few men were willing to talk about erectile dysfunction. When it comes to women’s sexual health, we see…

    By: Terry Graedon September 27, 2018 18 Comments
    Show 1136: Do You Really Need That Pill?

    Americans take a lot of medications. We appear to have adopted the advertising-based attitude that there is a pill for every ill. But while some medicines may be helpful or even essential in some circ…

    By: Terry Graedon September 20, 2018 13 Comments
    Show 1135: Who Do You Believe–the Experts or t…

    Doctors have been advocating evidence-based medicine for a few decades, but a surprising amount of medical practice is based on tradition. How can you sort out the value of evidence-based medicine fro…

    By: Terry Graedon September 13, 2018 65 Comments
    Show 1105: How to Keep Your Nails Healthy and Be…

    Nails rarely get much medical attention. They just don’t seem as urgent as high blood pressure or diabetes. Despite this, nails are part of the way we present ourselves socially. Consequently, most …

    By: Terry Graedon September 6, 2018 36 Comments
    Show 1134: Can You Control Your Blood Pressure W…

    High blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. A recent change in guidelines urges doctors to treat people whose blood pressure would not have been considered particula…

    By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2018 22 Comments
    Show 1101: How You Can Use Essential Oils for Be…

    Plant-based oils often carry the scent of the plant. Plants may use them to attract insects, but people have found numerous uses for them as well. Some can be used in skin care, while others may be us…

    By: Terry Graedon August 23, 2018 13 Comments
    Show 1100: What Is the Story on Celiac Disease? …

    At one time, doctors believed that celiac disease was extremely rare, that the few children who had it would outgrow it and that the symptoms were primarily digestive. We now know that none of these a…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 16, 2018 35 Comments
    Show 1133: How Can You Overcome Migraine Headach…

    Nearly 40 million Americans know the nausea and throbbing pain of migraine headaches. This debilitating condition that can create one-sided head pain may make it difficult or impossible to carry on wi…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2018 21 Comments
    Show 1132: Are Infections to Blame for Alzheimer…

    With nearly six million Americans living with Alzheimer disease, this condition is a serious public health problem. It robs people of their memories, their ability to function independently and even t…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2018 69 Comments
    Show 1131: Was Your Medicine Made in China?

    Do you know where your medicines come from? It can actually be something of a challenge to find out, because unlike shirts or apples, drugs do not have to be labeled with country of origin. As it turn…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2018 18 Comments
    Show 1130: Exploring the Hard Science of Self-He…

    Have you ever thought of your body as a machine and the doctor as its mechanic? It’s a common metaphor, but one that can get us into a lot of trouble. Machines can’t heal themselves, but our bodie…

    By: Terry Graedon July 18, 2018 3 Comments
    Show 1129: Is Complementary Medicine Good for Ch…

    Complementary medicine has become popular in the US. Many people pay out of pocket for treatment by Ayurveda practitioners, massage therapists or chiropractors. Others take a range of herbs and other …

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 7 Comments
    Show 1128: What You Need to Know About Tick-Born…

    If you’ve spent time out in the woods this summer, or if you hope to hike or bike outside, you need to know about ticks. Ticks are not just icky; they can also carry dangerous diseases. In fact, tic…

    By: Terry Graedon July 5, 2018 9 Comments
    Show 1127: The Health Impact of Environmental Di…

    Since 1995, the world has experienced twenty of the hottest years on record. The wildfires raging across western states are expected to burn more acreage than last year’s devastating fires. Hurrican…

    By: Terry Graedon June 28, 2018 7 Comments
    Show 1099: How to Recognize and Overcome Eating …

    What could be more natural than eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full? That simple approach is far from easy for many people. Hunger and eating get disconnected in eating disorders…

    By: Terry Graedon June 23, 2018 5 Comments
    Show 1089: How Plants Can Improve Your Sex Life …

    People around the world have learned how to use the plants in their vicinity to heal themselves and make life better. Not surprisingly, many cultures have found plants that can improve your sex life. …

    By: Terry Graedon June 14, 2018 10 Comments
    Show 1126: Can You Find Your Best Diet?

    People get excited about their favorite diets. Maybe you do, too. Are you a low-carb champion or a low-fat fan? Which one really is your best diet? The DIETFITS Study: A big study from the Stanford Pr…

    By: Terry Graedon June 7, 2018 13 Comments
    Show 1125: How Can You Find Your Sleep Solution?

    You may have read or heard that adequate sleep is a pillar of good health, like exercise and a healthy diet. Sleep affects blood pressure and heart disease, metabolism and obesity, the immune system, …

    By: Terry Graedon May 31, 2018 24 Comments
    Show 1124: Should You Be Taking Vitamin Suppleme…

    What is the value of vitamin supplements? There is no consensus on whether most people would benefit. Much of the research on multivitamins does not show a strong effect in preventing cardiovascular d…

    By: Terry Graedon May 24, 2018 16 Comments
    Show 1123: What Are the Unexpected Dangers of Me…

    Medical devices are far more common than you might imagine. One American in ten has an implanted defibrillator, pacemaker, artificial hip or knee joint, surgical mesh or other device. How rigorously a…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2018 16 Comments
    Show 1122: Can You Keep Fast Food from Killing Y…

    Fast food is taking over the American diet, and the effects are deadly. Processed meats, such as pepperoni or bologna, could be considered carcinogenic. Moreover, highly processed foods and fried food…

    By: Terry Graedon May 10, 2018 7 Comments
    Show 1121: How Can We Protect Children from Envi…

    Since the middle of the last century, more than 85,000 chemicals have been developed and used. In many cases, they persist in the environment long after their immediate utility has vanished. The World…

    By: Terry Graedon May 3, 2018 18 Comments
    Show 1120: How Can You Save Money on Medicines?

    Prescription drugs cost more in the US than in any other country. Prices have been rising far more quickly than the cost of living, and the proportion people must pay out of pocket has also been incre…

    By: Terry Graedon April 26, 2018 4 Comments
    Show 1119: What Can You Do to Facilitate Fertili…

    Chances are you know someone who has had difficulty conceiving a child, though you may not be aware of their struggle. Endocrine disruptors are widespread in our environment, and may be affecting sper…

    By: Terry Graedon April 19, 2018 19 Comments
    Show 1118: What You Should Know About Lithium

    Lithium rich water from hot springs such as those at Lithia Springs, GA, have long been sought after for their healing properties. This element was used for decades to treat some forms of mental illne…

    By: Terry Graedon April 12, 2018 11 Comments
    Show 1117: What Can Chinese Centenarians Teach Y…

    More Americans are living to old ages, but frequently their later years are plagued with chronic diseases. Is there a way to stay healthy into the ninth and tenth decade of life? To find out, we take …

    By: Terry Graedon April 5, 2018 22 Comments
    Show 1116: What You Can Do About Dizziness

    About 15 percent of American adults have problems with their balance. Even children are not exempt, with about 5 percent suffering from dizziness. What causes dizziness, and what can be done about it?…

    By: Terry Graedon March 29, 2018 13 Comments
    Show 1073: How Can You Change the Way Your Genes…

    Why do some people appear to age more rapidly than others? Not only might they look older, they actually feel older as well. A check of their telomeres indicates that they are aging more rapidly at th…

    By: Terry Graedon March 22, 2018 29 Comments
    Show 1115: How You Can Conquer Constipation

    Americans love laxatives. Millions of people rely on such products to stay regular. But you can conquer constipation without depending on these medications. Medications That Cause Constipation: A surp…

    By: Terry Graedon March 15, 2018 22 Comments
    Show 1114: How Health Care Became Big Business

    The American health care system is a $3 trillion mess. Although it has significant technological sophistication, this big business doesn’t seem consistently able to get appropriate treatments to the…

    By: Terry Graedon March 8, 2018 24 Comments
    Show 1113: How to Keep Your Feet Happy and Healt…

    It is hard to feel good if your feet hurt. Dancing, running, playing golf or tennis and many other forms of recreation are no fun if you have painful bunions or plantar fasciitis. So how can you keep …

    By: Terry Graedon March 1, 2018 16 Comments
    Show 1112: How and Why to Eat Sinfully

    Nutrition experts have demonized a lot of foods over the past several decades. Eggs, shrimp, butter, cheese and meat were all taken off the table because they are rich in fat and cholesterol. No chole…

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2018 17 Comments
    Show 1111: What Should You Know About Controvers…

    How should you be keeping your heart healthy? Recent headlines have brought some controversies in cardiology to public attention. Defining High Blood Pressure: The American College of Cardiology and t…

    By: Terry Graedon February 15, 2018 3 Comments
    Show 1110: Terrific Tips to Help Kids Love Healt…

    Many families struggle to get their children and teens to follow healthful diets. But there is a good reason that grandmothers have been urging kids to eat their vegetables, going back at least a cent…