By: Terry Graedon February 23, 2017 3 Comments
    Show 1069: What Is the Clubhouse Model for Peopl…

    The treatment of mental illness has a discouraging history in this country. Even in the 21st century, psychiatrists rely principally on antipsychotic medications without much else in the way of suppor…

    By: Joe Graedon February 16, 2017 16 Comments
    Show 980: Brain, Mind and Body in Healing from T…

    We often associate the term "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" with military veterans. Indeed, war creates many traumatic experiences, but it is not the only source of reactions that may cause people to…

    By: Terry Graedon February 9, 2017 9 Comments
    Show 1068: What Do You Know about the Secret Lif…

    If you were to list the organs of the body, would it occur to you to include fat? Most people think of fat as a nuisance, an intruder or even an enemy to be overcome. But fat is crucial for normal phy…

    By: Terry Graedon February 2, 2017 10 Comments
    Show 1067: Should You Worry about OTC Sleeping P…

    In this show, we explore the stories behind some health headlines: the drawbacks of OTC sleeping pills and the best way to use them; whether arthritis drugs cause heart attacks; and how to afford a d…

    By: Terry Graedon January 26, 2017 9 Comments
    Show 1066: How to Fight Overmedication with Depr…

    Have you ever started taking a medication and discovered that it produced an unpleasant side effect? That's not uncommon. Sometimes the doctor responds by prescribing an additional drug to manage a s…

    By: Terry Graedon January 19, 2017 9 Comments
    Show 1065: How Can Yoga Benefit Everyone, Fit an…

    The idea of yoga classes usually brings to mind images of young, fit people twisting their bodies into difficult poses while breathing deeply. But does yoga benefit people who don't fit that stereotyp…

    By: Terry Graedon January 12, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1064: How Can You Avoid Hazardous Drug Inte…

    Medications are often crucial for maintaining our health, but every drug you take has potential side effects and may interact with other medicines. What do you know about these hazards? Understanding …

    By: Terry Graedon January 5, 2017 3 Comments
    Show 1063: How to Apply Emotional First Aid

    Life is never completely smooth and easy. Along with bruised shins and skinned knees, we all experience hurt feelings from time to time. Perhaps we got left out of the game, or our best friend decide…

    By: Terry Graedon December 29, 2016 9 Comments
    Show 1018: How to Have Healthier Habits in the N…

    Habits-things you do on a regular basis without even thinking about them-can have a huge impact on our health. But it isn't easy to drop old habits that aren't serving us well, like eating a pint of i…

    By: Terry Graedon December 22, 2016 22 Comments
    Show 1014: Dr. Andrew Weil on Good Food Fast (Ar…

    Dr. Andrew Weil, the country's leading expert in integrative medicine, believes that good health begins in the kitchen. It's hardly revolutionary to propose that diet matters when it comes to our heal…

    By: Terry Graedon December 15, 2016 23 Comments
    Show 1062: Lead with Your Heart in the Horse Pen…

    Dr. Allan Hamilton is a neurosurgeon, a teacher and a horse trainer. Those activities may not seem to have much to do with each other, but Dr. Hamilton has found that horses have a lot to teach us abo…

    By: Terry Graedon December 8, 2016 23 Comments
    Show 1061: Which Popular Drugs Can Do Unexpected…

    Occasionally a medication that has been on the market for some time is found to do unexpected harm. That happened with Vioxx, and led researchers to take a closer look at all NSAIDS. A large trial sh…

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2016 6 Comments
    Show 1060: How to Keep Your Relationship Healthy

    When two people join to form a family, they bring with them lots of habits and expectations based on the families they grew up in. Sometimes these constitute big differences, but more often they are l…

    By: Terry Graedon November 22, 2016 24 Comments
    Show 1027: How One Doctor Changed His Mind about…

    In the recent election, voters in several more states approved the use of medical marijuana. Now more than half the states in the US accept the medicinal use of cannabis, but the federal government do…

    By: Terry Graedon November 17, 2016 13 Comments
    Show 1059: What Are the Sacred Cows of Marriage?

    Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, if we are to believe the statistics. Despite that, there is significant social pressure on married couples to stay together, even though the relationship m…

    By: Terry Graedon November 10, 2016 8 Comments
    Show 1058: Health News Update-Cranberry Pills Fa…

    This show will be broadcast live on November 12, 2016, at 7 am EST.  We discuss a number of fascinating health news stories from recent weeks. Fidgeting: If you find yourself tapping your foot or jig…

    By: Terry Graedon November 3, 2016 9 Comments
    Show 1057: How Can You Improve Your Immune Respo…

    The original air date for this radio show is November 5, 2016, at 0700 EDT. In this season of colds, do you know how to improve your immune response and lower your susceptibility? Dr. Tieraona Low Dog…

    By: Terry Graedon October 27, 2016 9 Comments
    Show 1056: Longevity, Spice and Diet-Secrets Ita…

    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme: Could rosemary in your food be part of the secret to long life? Will sage make you smarter? Will garlic, leeks and onions help you keep your heart healthy? Cinnamo…

    By: Terry Graedon October 20, 2016 13 Comments
    Show 1055: What Are the Best Treatments for Head…

    Do you know how to treat a headache, beyond taking aspirin or acetaminophen? Can you get into trouble by taking your medication too frequently? (The answer is yes; this can make headaches worse.) Way…

    By: Terry Graedon October 13, 2016 17 Comments
    Show 1054: The Scientific Explanation for a Weir…

    For years, we've been hearing from listeners who swallow a shotglass of pickle juice or a spoonful of yellow mustard to make a muscle cramp disappear. They often report relief within a few minutes. Ho…

    By: Terry Graedon October 6, 2016 8 Comments
    Show 1053: How to Have a Healthy Heart

    There is considerable confusion over cholesterol and its connection to heart health and longevity. Should cholesterol be lowered at all costs? We'll discuss the evidence for and against focusing on ch…

    By: Terry Graedon September 28, 2016 8 Comments
    Show 1052: The Challenge of Antibiotic-Resistant…

    Ever since penicillin was discovered, scientists have realized that bacteria could develop resistance to antibiotics. In the last decade or so, these fears have become more acute. Many dangerous pa…

    By: Terry Graedon September 22, 2016 13 Comments
    Show 1051: How Can Vegetarians Get All the Nutri…

    Research makes it clear that what we eat makes a difference for our health. But there are many different diet patterns that have been promoted as healthy. Some people are vegetarians, while others emb…

    By: Terry Graedon September 15, 2016 17 Comments
    Show 1050: How to Protect Your Vision

    Being able to see is something most of us treasure, especially if we imagine being deprived of good vision. But do we know how to take care of our eyes to keep them healthy and working well? Our guest…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 19 Comments
    Show 1049: Do You Need a Gluten-Free Diet?

    Years ago, doctors thought that celiac disease was incredibly rare among Americans. In this auto-immune condition, exposure to gluten found in barley, rye and wheat causes the body to attack the linin…

    By: Terry Graedon September 1, 2016 0 Comments
    Show 1048: How to Revive the Recently Dead

    For millennia, when people stopped breathing, they stopped living. The classic test for determining whether people were asleep or dead was whether they could fog a mirror. Resuscitating the Drowned: …

    By: Terry Graedon August 25, 2016 20 Comments
    Show 1047: How to Sync Your Body Clock to Get th…

    Our daytime functioning depends in large measure on the sleep we get at night. No doubt that helps explain why we spend approximately 36 percent of our lifetimes sleeping. How can we embrace bedtime i…

    By: Joe Graedon August 18, 2016 18 Comments
    Show 989: The Mediterranean Zone Diet (Archive)

    The Zone diet popularized by Dr. Barry Sears was one of the earliest to emphasize the importance of balancing protein, fat and carbohydrate consumption at every meal. Dr. Sears pioneered the idea that…

    By: Terry Graedon August 11, 2016 5 Comments
    Show 1046: How to Save Money on Prescription Dru…

    Prescription medications cost more in the US than anywhere else in the world. What's behind the high cost of these drugs? How are insurance companies and other payers coping with costs? Is there any w…

    By: Terry Graedon August 4, 2016 2 Comments
    Show 1045: How to Design Your Diet for Better He…

    Montmorency cherries are rich in polyphenols. Scientists in England have been studying their ability to help athletes recover more quickly from strenuous exercise. The latest research was conducted wi…

    By: Terry Graedon July 28, 2016 27 Comments
    Show 1044: The Truth about Statins and Heart Dis…

    What do you know about the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins? Are they miracle medicines that save lives, or do they represent a menace to health because of possible side effects? Ge…

    By: Terry Graedon July 21, 2016 10 Comments
    Show 1043: How to Strengthen Bones and Fix Your …

    Do you think of yoga as exercise? Many people don't. Yoga doesn't seem like exercise that can combat osteoporosis. Yet physiatrist Loren Fishman, MD, has shown that certain yoga poses can improve bon…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2016 19 Comments
    Show 1042: How Acupuncture Can Help You Overcome…

    An ancient Chinese medical modality is gradually gaining converts in the US. In acupuncture, a skilled practitioner inserts thin needles into specific points on the body. The problems that may be t…

    By: Terry Graedon July 7, 2016 4 Comments
    Show 1041: What Are Your Favorite Home Remedies …

    If you are hiking in the hinterlands this summer, what first aid should you take along? We talk with Dr. Jim Hubbard, author of The Survival Doctor's Complete Handbook, about what to do when you can't…

    By: Joe Graedon June 30, 2016 10 Comments
    Show 1009: The Upside of Stress (Archive)

    Stress is bad for our health, isn't it? It has been linked to everything from psoriasis to asthma to heart disease. It may even make us more susceptible to cancer. Is the Emphasis on Stress Reduction …

    By: Terry Graedon June 23, 2016 6 Comments
    Show 1040: How to Make Your Brain Healthy for a …

    At midcareer, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki had numerous scientific awards and accomplishments. She was studying what makes a brain healthy. But she didn't have much of a life outside of the lab, and sh…

    By: Terry Graedon June 16, 2016 6 Comments
    Show 1039: How to Reduce Your Risk from Breast o…

    As we grow older, the risk of two different cancers looms ever larger: breast cancer for women and prostate cancer for men. Whether you are a woman or a man, how can you reduce your risk from breast o…

    By: Terry Graedon June 8, 2016 3 Comments
    Show 1038: Should You Be Cutting the Salt in You…

    Americans have been admonished to reduce the amount of sodium in our food. In fact, the American Heart Association has said that all of us should be cutting the salt we eat and aiming for 1500 mg of s…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2016 10 Comments
    Show 1037: What Is the Dirt Cure?

    More children than ever suffer with allergies, asthma, ADHD or eczema. Sometimes these allergies can affect their ability to focus in school or get along with friends. It might be hard to see what is …

    By: Terry Graedon May 26, 2016 13 Comments
    Show 1036: How to Prevent Diabetes by Changing Y…

    An increasing proportion of Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. In 2012, 86 million adults had prediabetes, which is elevated blood sugar that doesn't quite reach the cut-off for a diabetes dia…