By: Joe Graedon January 17, 2004 0 Comments
    #482 The Estrogen Experiment

    When the enormous experiment called the Women's Health Initiative determined that postmenopausal women taking Prempro were at higher risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia, many doctors were aston…

    By: Joe Graedon January 10, 2004 0 Comments
    #481 Open Lines

    Dr. Dean Edell is called America's Doctor because he makes house call to millions of people over the radio every day. Dr. Edell is heard on more than 400 radio stations across the country. His new boo…

    By: Joe Graedon January 9, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-105 Autism

    More and more children are being diagnosed with autism or a related disorder. They have difficulty relating to family or friends. This is a mysterious condition with no clear cause and no cure. But th…

    By: Joe Graedon January 4, 2004 0 Comments
    #480 Open Lines

    Ephedra will soon be taken off the market. What took the FDA so long? Also, we will discuss the implications of mad cow disease. A new study shows that an anti-viral drug called valacyclovir can preve…

    By: Joe Graedon December 27, 2003 0 Comments
    #479 Essentials for Highly Healthy People

    Highly healthy people have certain things in common. You might be surprised to learn that one of the most important is forgiveness. For optimal health, you need to look beyond your cholesterol and blo…

    By: Joe Graedon December 20, 2003 0 Comments
    #478 Faith and Medicine

    What role does spirituality play in healing? When we face a health crisis it often challenges us to examine our most profound beliefs. We will examine the importance of trust and connection with our h…

    By: Joe Graedon December 14, 2003 0 Comments
    #477 Fighting Flu, Overcoming Colds & Manag…

    How bad is this year's flu epidemic? Now that the vaccine is almost gone, what else can you do? Can echinacea do anything for the common cold? How will the new Medicare legislation change seniors' hea…

    By: Joe Graedon November 29, 2003 0 Comments
    #475 Protecting Your Vision

    How careful are you when it comes to saving your sight? Do you take the right vitamins and minerals? Researchers have demonstrated that certain nutrients can protect your eyes from damage. Do sunglass…

    By: Joe Graedon November 23, 2003 0 Comments
    #474 What’s Really in the Bottle?

    Herbs and dietary supplements are immensely popular, but there is minimal oversight to make sure consumers are really getting what they think they are buying. Studies have shown that there are sometim…

    By: Joe Graedon November 15, 2003 0 Comments
    #473 Open Lines

    Which diets work best--low fat, high carb--or low-carb high protein? The data is in and we will fill you in. The lines are open for your calls and questions: (888-472-3366).…

    By: Joe Graedon November 14, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-99 Itching and Other Skin Problems

    What makes a mosquito bite itch? Why are some people plagued by dry, itchy skin? Are they are solutions? We will talk to two renowned dermatologists about itching, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, dandr…

    By: Joe Graedon November 1, 2003 0 Comments
    #472 Applying Sports Psychology to Everyday Life

    We've all seen sports greats like Michael Jordan make extraordinary feats look easy. How does an Olympic athlete get ready to make that perfect dive? Can we learn anything from sports psychology to he…

    By: Joe Graedon October 31, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-98 Fighting Phobias and Fears

    Do you walk around ladders instead of under them? Does Friday the 13th make you nervous? What about black cats, spiders, snakes or other creepy, crawly creatures? Today on People's Pharmacy Friday we …

    By: Joe Graedon October 25, 2003 0 Comments
    #471 Common GI Problems

    Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, sour stomach...whatever you call it, it's not nice! We will discuss the best approaches to heartburn, gas, constipation and other common digestive disorders. Now t…

    By: Joe Graedon October 24, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-97 Driving and Distraction

    Do you change CDs or fiddle with the radio while driving? What about talking on your cell phone? How dangerous is it to drive and do other things? Multi-tasking behind the wheel can contribute to acci…

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2003 0 Comments
    #470 Plastic and Hormones

    Plastic is essential to our way of life. It protects football players and bike riders by providing safe head gear. We depend on plastic in computers, telephones and all manner of food and beverage con…

    By: Joe Graedon October 17, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-68 Headache Relief

    If you get a headache when you are under stress, on deadline or staring at a computer for hours on end, find out how to alleviate the pain. What's the difference between a tension headache and a migra…

    By: Joe Graedon October 11, 2003 0 Comments
    #469 Medicare Misadventures

    What is the future of Medicare? For 38 years it has provided access to hospitals and doctors for older people. Now politicians want to add a prescription drug benefit, but they don't seem to know how …

    By: Joe Graedon October 10, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-96 Indoor Air Quality

    We like to believe our home is our castle, but how safe is the air inside our houses? Although we spend 65 percent of time at home, we may be exposed there to unseen dangers. Mold, mildew and other po…

    By: Joe Graedon October 4, 2003 0 Comments
    #468 Open Lines

    Should you be taking vitamins? Will your supplements interact with your medicines? When is the best age for a baby to start eating cereal and mashed bananas? We explore the health news and take your c…

    By: Joe Graedon September 30, 2003 0 Comments
    #467 Hormone Deception

    Could everyday products be affecting our hormonal balance? With PCBs showing up in farmed fish and pesticides in fresh produce, some people wonder how to find food that's fit to eat. Many chemicals in…

    By: Joe Graedon September 20, 2003 0 Comments
    #466 Open Lines

    How should you dispose of old medicines? Experts are debating the proper methods. There are now two treatments for baldness, Propecia and Rogaine. A new study shows which works better. We explore the …

    By: Joe Graedon September 13, 2003 0 Comments
    #GK-21 The Science Behind the Fitness Craze

    Staying fit is one of the most important health promoting activities, but all the advice can get confusing. How can you exercise safely? How much is enough and how much might be harmful? Do you need a…

    By: Joe Graedon September 6, 2003 0 Comments
    #444 Risk Factors Beyond Cholesterol

    Half of all heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels. Researchers are looking into many other risk factors that often go undetected and untreated. For example, inflammation is now considere…

    By: Joe Graedon August 30, 2003 0 Comments
    #465 Helping Children with ADD Become Happy Adul…

    Millions of children are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). The inability to focus in the classroom leads to frustration for children, teachers and parents. Drugs like Ritalin, Add…

    By: Joe Graedon August 16, 2003 0 Comments
    #463 Open Lines

    New research on HRT is more discouraging than ever. We will bring you up-to-date on the latest studies. You will also learn about disappointing data about a natural approach to lowering cholesterol. W…

    By: Joe Graedon August 15, 2003 1 Comments
    #A-91 Congestive Heart Failure

    This mysterious disease is on the rise. As coronary heart disease declines, heart failure is becoming ever more common. Do you know what causes heart failure and how to prevent it? We will find out wh…

    By: Joe Graedon August 8, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-80 New Treatments for Schizophrenia

    When a person starts talking to someone you can't see or answering voices you can't hear, it can be very scary. Visual and auditory hallucinations could be a sign of schizophrenia, a mental disorder t…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2003 0 Comments
    #462 Diabetes Update

    Why are young children developing adult onset diabetes? Are there important advances in the treatment of this common and dangerous disease that will help diabetics live healthier lives? We will explor…

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2003 0 Comments
    #461 Herbal Update

    What's the latest information on herbal remedies? Ephedra remains on the market...but more and more pharmacies and health food stores are say NO to diet pills and energy boosters containing ephedra. O…

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2003 0 Comments
    #460 Men and Hormones: Is There Such a THing as …

    The topic is men and testosterone. Women were shocked to learn that hormone replacement therapy has so many unexpected downsides. More and more men are taking hormones--from testosterone to human grow…

    By: Joe Graedon July 18, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-88 End of Life Issues

    What problems do we need to think about when a loved one faces terminal illness? Medical and legal issues become intertwined at the end of life. Do you need health care power of attorney? Who decides …

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2003 0 Comments
    #459 Memory Impairment from Prescribed Drugs or …

    Heart bypass surgery can be associated with cognitive decline in some patients. Even five years later more than 40 percent of patients can be affected. What causes this mental deterioration and can it…

    By: Joe Graedon July 5, 2003 0 Comments
    #458 Open Lines

    Now that ephedra has come under such scrutiny as a weight loss product, bitter orange is being substituted in some natural products. But this ingredient may interact with medications just the way grap…

    By: Joe Graedon June 28, 2003 0 Comments
    #457 Women and Heart Disease

    Heart disease is an equal opportunity slayer. Although men tend to suffer heart attacks at earlier ages, women also die from America's number one killer. They often don't realize they're at risk and m…

    By: Joe Graedon June 27, 2003 0 Comments
    #A-86 Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

    Are you confused about the best diet for losing weight? Should you be eating less fat, less carbohydrate, or just plain less? And what about exercise? How much do you need to maintain cardiovascular f…

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2003 0 Comments
    #456 Saving Money on Medicine

    The cost of prescription medicine has been skyrocketing. Politicians have been promising a Medicare drug benefit for years. Now, there is a glimmer of possibility that it could become reality. How wil…

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2003 0 Comments
    #455 The Many Facets of Celiac Disease

    One of the world's leading experts recently produced research showing that celiac disease is much more common in America than most doctors recognize. Symptoms can be subtle, ranging from anemia and fa…

    By: Joe Graedon June 7, 2003 0 Comments
    #454 Foods to Make You Healthier

    Can special infant formula make babies smarter or improve their vision? Nutritional research is being used to promote everything from chewing gum and potato chips to margarine and vegetable juice. Can…

    By: Joe Graedon May 31, 2003 0 Comments
    #453 Plastic and Your Health

    Plastic is everywhere...from soft drink containers to water pipes. Do any chemicals in the plastic get into our food and beverages? Do they pose a threat to our health? We will discuss these issues wi…