By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 3 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 21 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 23 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 16 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…

    By: Terry Graedon February 8, 2018 14 Comments
    Show 1109: How Do Doctors Overcome Diagnostic Ch…

    When you go to see the doctor because you are sick, the first order of business is to get a diagnosis. How does the doctor arrive at that? What does she need to know? And is there any way you can help…

    By: Terry Graedon February 1, 2018 35 Comments
    Show 1108: Surprising Solutions to Help You Hear…

    Do you wish you could hear better? Do you have trouble hearing what others are saying? Many people find it difficult to follow a conversation with multiple voices, especially in a crowded restaurant. …

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2018 12 Comments
    Show 1107: How to Manage ADHD Naturally

    When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many parents are faced with a difficult dilemma. They want their child to be able to focus in school and at home, but th…

    By: Terry Graedon January 18, 2018 14 Comments
    Show 1106: How to Find Time to Exercise

    Experts agree that exercise is crucial for good health, especially when it comes to preventing chronic diseases. Movement helps every bodily system function better. So why do so many people find it di…

    By: Terry Graedon January 10, 2018 38 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 relief from chronic pain by employing the nonsurgical techniques he o…

    By: Terry Graedon January 4, 2018 18 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 December 28, 2017 10 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 December 21, 2017 19 Comments
    Show 1030: Dr. Mark Hyman on How to Eat Fat …

    For decades, we've been told that we need to avoid fat if we want to lose weight. So Americans turned to highly-processed low-fat foods that are full of sugar. Is it a coincidence that we are fatter t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 6 Comments
    Show 1104: Why Compassion Is Key to a Good Life

    In a cruel world, compassion might seem like a frivolous pursuit. But our guest expert argues convincingly that we need this emotion now more than ever, if only to keep from falling into despair. What…

    By: Terry Graedon December 7, 2017 9 Comments
    Show 1103: What Is the Science of Lasting Relati…

    Why do some relationships last for decades and just seem to get stronger, while others wither? Is there a secret to lasting relationships? Kindness, Generosity and Science: Decades ago, psychologist J…

    By: Terry Graedon November 30, 2017 11 Comments
    Show 1102: How Do Endocrine Disruptors Affect Yo…

    Sperm counts have been falling around the world for the last several decades. In some regions, such as Europe and North America, the counts are down as much as 60 percent. What could account for this …

    By: Terry Graedon November 23, 2017 25 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 November 16, 2017 18 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 November 9, 2017 7 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: Terry Graedon October 26, 2017 41 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 19, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1098: Are You Taking Too Many Prescriptions…

    Consumer Reports recently had a cover story on "Too Many Meds? America's Love Affair with Prescription Medication." It turns out that half of American adults take at least one prescription drug. Actua…

    By: Terry Graedon October 12, 2017 2 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 38 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…