By: Terry Graedon October 12, 2017 0 Comments
    Show 1097: What Can Be Done to Help When the Pro…

    Although lifespans have been increasing, so has the burden of chronic disease. When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, cirrhosis, kidney disease, heart failure or Parkinson's…

    By: Terry Graedon October 5, 2017 33 Comments
    Show 1050: How to Protect Your Vision (Archive)

    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 28, 2017 15 Comments
    Show 1096: What You Need to Know About Treating …

    An estimated 20 million Americans have trouble with their thyroid glands. Doctors have become accustomed to making the diagnosis of hypothyroidism based on a single blood test. Often they prescribe ju…

    By: Terry Graedon September 21, 2017 5 Comments
    Show 1095: How Do You Cope with Changing Recomme…

    Heart Disease and Inflammation: Is cholesterol the main problem leading to clogged arteries and heart attacks? It certainly is important, but a brand-new study suggests that inflammation may also be c…

    By: Terry Graedon September 14, 2017 5 Comments
    Show 1094: Does It Matter When You Eat?

    For decades, epidemiologists have noted that people who eat breakfast seem to weigh less and live longer. But it hasn't been clear if eating breakfast helps people stay healthy, or if healthy people t…

    By: Terry Graedon September 5, 2017 23 Comments
    Show 1093: How to Keep Your Bones Strong

    Osteoporosis, weakened bones, affects about 10 million Americans. But low bone density is even more common. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about half of adults over 50 are at risk …

    By: Terry Graedon August 31, 2017 20 Comments
    Show 961: Botanical Treatments in Dermatology (A…

    Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products, and that helpful home remedies are great. Hemp Oil for the …

    By: Terry Graedon August 24, 2017 31 Comments
    Show 1092: How Can You Overcome Alzheimer Diseas…

    More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer disease and are gradually losing their abilities to think and remember. Most of the medications that are available to treat this degenerative condition are…

    By: Terry Graedon August 17, 2017 4 Comments
    Show 1091: Unexpected Remedies to Soothe Your Su…

    Summer is a great time to enjoy being outdoors. But vacation travel and playing in the back yard both offer potential hazards, such as sunburn, bug bites, poison ivy or blisters. How do you handle suc…

    By: Terry Graedon August 10, 2017 7 Comments
    Show 1090: How Intense Exercise Benefits Parkins…

    Parkinson's disease makes it difficult for people to move. In addition to tremors or twitches, people with Parkinson's often feel stiff and find it difficult to walk easily. Their handwriting shrinks,…

    By: Terry Graedon August 3, 2017 2 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 July 27, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1088: How Good Communication Makes Health C…

    When your doctor speaks, do you understand what you are hearing? Do you know how to describe your health problem so your doctor will "get it"? Why Communication Is Critical: Communication between doct…

    By: Terry Graedon July 20, 2017 11 Comments
    Show 1087: Change Your Perspective from Half-Emp…

    If you've ever found yourself ruminating over mistakes you made during the day and wishing for a do-over, you might want to change your perspective. In traditional psychiatry, you might focus on probl…

    By: Terry Graedon July 13, 2017 2 Comments
    Show 1086: Why Dogs Are Good for Babies’ H…

    Dogs and Babies' Health: Most young kids love their dogs. New research shows that even babies too young to play with the pet benefit from a dog in the house. What is the story on pets as probiotics? …

    By: Terry Graedon July 6, 2017 24 Comments
    Show 1085: The Statin Standoff and New Drugs for…

    Cardiologists agree that we should all be getting regular exercise and eating a healthful diet with lots of vegetables and fruits. But they don't agree on which of us should be taking statins to prote…

    By: Terry Graedon June 29, 2017 30 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: Terry Graedon June 22, 2017 15 Comments
    Show 1084: Psilocybin, Cancer & Spiritual A…

    People facing a life-threatening cancer diagnosis may struggle with more than the medical treatment. They sometimes experience an existential crisis, in which life loses its meaning. In such situation…

    By: Terry Graedon June 15, 2017 22 Comments
    Show 1083: Should You Be Worried About Salt or S…

    You've probably heard that lifestyle is the most important factor in keeping your heart healthy. Don't smoke, exercise, and eat right seem simple. But what does it really mean to eat right? Should you…

    By: Terry Graedon June 8, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1082: How Does Being in Nature Make You Hea…

    When you listen to bird song, smell pine needles or watch tree branches swaying in the wind, what is happening in your brain? For that matter, what is happening in your body? Does your level of stres…

    By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 12 Comments
    Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme D…

    There's been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Coul…

    By: Terry Graedon May 25, 2017 7 Comments
    Show 1033: How to Stay Healthy with Principles o…

    Most Americans are not familiar with the principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Despite its thousands of years of tradition, it seems exotic and possibly irrelevant for today. How Ayurvedic Medicine Princi…

    By: Terry Graedon May 18, 2017 51 Comments
    Show 1080: What Works for Pain Relief and Why

    Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. But physicians often face a dilemma when they treat joint pain, back pain or muscle spasms with prescription pills. Drugs that relieve…

    By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2017 12 Comments
    Show 1079: What Is the Science Behind Fabulous F…

    Which fabulous foods can make a difference for our health? There might be too many to count. For this show, we are focusing on the science supporting the health benefits of just three power-packed f…

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1078: How to Have Good Digestion Without He…

    Millions of people take medicines like Prevacid, Prilosec or Nexium every day. But while such proton pump inhibitors may ease symptoms of heartburn, they can also lead to serious side effects. Dr. Phi…

    By: Terry Graedon April 27, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1077: Dr. Andrew Weil on Drug-free Alternat…

    Americans are taking more pills than ever before. Last year we shelled out more than $400 billion for prescription drugs alone. Over-the-counter medicines are also extremely popular. But all those dru…

    By: Terry Graedon April 20, 2017 22 Comments
    Show 1076: Finding New Ways to Ease Joint Pain

    Stiff painful joints can interfere with activities like gardening, cooking, playing tennis, climbing stairs or walking the dog. While we think of osteoarthritis as a condition that primarily affects…

    By: Terry Graedon April 13, 2017 28 Comments
    Show 1020: How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hu…

    Many of us are aware we could be at a healthier weight. Perhaps we've even tried to drop some pounds but found that we were always feeling hungry and grumpy on a diet. Perhaps counting calories could …

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 27 Comments
    Show 1075: Are Drugs for Mental Illness Safe and…

    The FDA is charged with making sure that prescription drugs are both safe and effective. But questions have been raised about antidepressants and other drugs for mental illness. Exactly how effective …

    By: Joe Graedon March 30, 2017 24 Comments
    Show 1074: Surviving Medical Errors and Seeking …

    Medical errors and misadventures account for surprisingly high mortality in the U.S. Some experts estimate that they should be considered the third leading cause of death in this country. Many such mi…

    By: Terry Graedon March 23, 2017 7 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 16, 2017 1 Comments
    Show 1072: How to Improve Your Motivation-Ask Da…

    Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist with a genius for figuring out why we do the things we do. His popular column in The Wall Street Journal is called "Ask Dan." Listeners have the chance to do just …

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2017 27 Comments
    Show 1071: How You Can Get Relief from Chronic P…

    Spine surgeon David Hanscom does some of the most complicated surgery you can imagine on bad backs. But his patients get even more benefit from chronic pain by employing the nonsurgical techniques he …

    By: Terry Graedon March 2, 2017 30 Comments
    Show 1070: How You Can Keep Your Feet Happy …

    We rely on our feet to carry us throughout life, every day. What should we do to keep them from complaining? Taking Care of Your Feet: Podiatrist Georgeanne Botek explains how to manage warts, bunions…

    By: Terry Graedon February 23, 2017 13 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 17 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 10 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 …