By: Joe Graedon August 28, 2004 0 Comments
    #511 Preventing Medical Mishaps

    A new study suggests that as many as 200,000 people die each year in hospitals because of medical errors. How can you protect yourself or a loved one from such a catastrophe? Our guests will provide p…

    By: Joe Graedon August 21, 2004 0 Comments
    #510 Health News Update

    For many months, there has been controversy over the safety and effectiveness of popular antidepressants for children and teenagers. A study in this week's JAMA (August 18, 2004) shows that Prozac wor…

    By: Joe Graedon August 14, 2004 0 Comments
    #509 Overcoming Speech Difficulties

    Many people have difficulties with stuttering and other speech problems. What approaches are most successful to help overcome these impediments? Find out what's behind stuttering and what can be done …

    By: Joe Graedon August 13, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-130 Health News Update

    Older people are most likely to suffer side effects from certain medicines, yet new research shows one in five seniors is being prescribed at least one drug that may be inappropriate. We talk with the…

    By: Joe Graedon August 7, 2004 0 Comments
    #508 Healthy Feet

    Out feet take a beating! We run on them and cram them into shoes that are too tight or too stylish and then complain when we develop corns, bunions and other uncomfortable problems. On this show you w…

    By: Joe Graedon July 31, 2004 0 Comments
    #488 Transport Tourism

    With 80,000 people awaiting transplants each year, it is no wonder some of them weary of waiting and decide to take action. We talk with a medical anthropologist who has found a thriving traffic in or…

    By: Joe Graedon July 24, 2004 0 Comments
    #507 Open Lines

    Despite dermatologists' dire warnings about the dangers of sun exposure, millions of folks soak up the rays pool side, at the beach and in tanning parlors. Dermatologist Steve Feldman will tell us why…

    By: Joe Graedon July 23, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-128 New Ways to Quit Smoking

    Have you ever tried to quit smoking only to slip back into the habit? Or, do you stand by feeling helpless as you watch a friend or family member light up? On this show we will find out why nagging do…

    By: Joe Graedon July 17, 2004 0 Comments
    #506 Dealing with Female Sexual Dysfunction

    Dr. Irwin Goldstein is one of the country's leading experts on human sexuality. He has been involved in testing many drugs like Viagra that are now household words for treating erectile dysfunction. D…

    By: Joe Graedon July 10, 2004 0 Comments
    #505 Dealing with Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    There is a bewildering array of medications available to treat heartburn, acid reflux and GERD. How do these conditions differ from each other, and what are the best ways to treat them? Learn about me…

    By: Joe Graedon July 4, 2004 0 Comments
    #464 Overcoming Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia means misery for millions of Americans. The extreme fatigue and chronic pain associated with this condition may be linked to the sleep difficulties sufferers experience. Many have been fr…

    By: Joe Graedon June 26, 2004 0 Comments
    #504 Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit in Women&…

    For many of us, both men and women, life is so busy that we rush from one day to the next with little awareness of how we feel. Can conscious awareness help women deal better with common issues like p…

    By: Joe Graedon June 19, 2004 0 Comments
    #503 Coping with Fear, Anxiety and Shame

    We all have stress in our lives, but how do we handle it? Sometimes, fear or anxiety and the shame that underlies those emotions can interfere with our ability to function and achieve our goals. But w…

    By: Joe Graedon June 12, 2004 0 Comments
    #502 Do We Need More Vitamin D?

    Most people know that Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is crucial for calcium metabolism. But it is also involved in many health functions that seem to have nothing to do with strong bones. Without ad…

    By: Joe Graedon May 28, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-122 New Advances Against Cancer

    Two of the country's leading clinicians and researchers will join us to discuss the latest advances in preventing, diagnosis and treating cancer. We'll discuss the latest finding about aspirin vs. bre…

    By: Joe Graedon May 15, 2004 0 Comments
    #498 Agricultural Chemicals and their Effects on…

    Farm families could be seen as the canaries in the coal mines: they are exposed to higher levels of pesticides and herbicides than the rest of us. How do these compounds affect their health? What are …

    By: Joe Graedon April 24, 2004 0 Comments
    #476 Is Chocolate Health Food?

    We've all heard that chocolate is the ultimate in decadent desserts. But increasingly, research shows that chocolate has health effects. Are we just rationalizing a sweet tooth, or could there actuall…

    By: Joe Graedon April 17, 2004 0 Comments
    #495 Preventing Heart Disease with new Approache…

    Dr. Peter Salgo is the Director of the Cardio-Thoracic ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In his new book, The Heart of the Matter, Dr. Salgo reveals the latest insights on h…

    By: Joe Graedon April 10, 2004 0 Comments
    #494 Post-Polio Syndrome: What Can We Learn?

    Back in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, polio epidemics were a regular and frightening feature of summertime in the U.S. The invention of the polio vaccine drastically reduced the number of people afflicted w…

    By: Joe Graedon April 2, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-117 New Advances in Stroke Prevention and Tre…

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in this country, affecting more than 700,000 people a year. But although most people know when to call 911 for the symptoms of a heart attack, too man…

    By: Joe Graedon March 27, 2004 0 Comments
    #492 Open Lines

    The FDA is asking for a stronger warning on antidepressant drugs like Prozac and Paxil. What's behind this caution? FDA has also issued new guidelines about mercury in Fish. To help us understand this…

    By: Joe Graedon March 19, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-115 Overcoming Obesity

    Recent reports show that obesity is closing in on tobacco as our nation's #1 preventable killer. Over the last two decades obesity has increased substantially. Studies show that between 1999 and 2000 …

    By: Joe Graedon March 13, 2004 0 Comments
    #490 Avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease

    It is estimated that four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's. Once we reach 85 years of age one fifth us will have dementia. How can you prevent this disastrous outcome? Can ridding the brain o…

    By: Joe Graedon March 6, 2004 1 Comments
    #489 Breathing for Good Health

    Although most of us take breathing for granted, paying attention to breathing can affect our energy level, our blood pressure and even help control asthma. On this show we will find out how the simple…

    By: Joe Graedon February 21, 2004 0 Comments
    #487 Open Lines

    Scientists in Seattle are exploring the connection between antibiotics and the risk of breast cancer. We'll also talk with a researcher who has investigated how infection and fever in infancy might pr…

    By: Joe Graedon February 20, 2004 0 Comments
    #A-111 Hazards in the Environment

    Our genes may predispose us to some health problems, and others are triggered by environmental toxins. But how do our genes affect our reactions to compounds in the air, water or food? Asthma is one e…

    By: Joe Graedon February 15, 2004 0 Comments
    #486 Diabetes & the Mind Body Connection

    Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic. What are the latest treatments and dietary guidelines? How does stress affect blood sugar and how can it be overcome? These are just some of the issues we wil…

    By: Joe Graedon February 7, 2004 0 Comments
    #485 Restoring Sexual Excitement to Marriage

    Our society seems obsessed with sex, but intimacy has become a lost art. Too many couples are focused on having sex instead of making love. They may find their relationship eventually loses its sizzle…

    By: Joe Graedon January 31, 2004 0 Comments
    #484 The Anatomy of Hope

    How do people prevail in the face of serious illness? Hope, or despair, can make a huge difference in survival. For some patients, hope and tenacity can result in a medical miracle. According to Dr. J…

    By: Joe Graedon January 30, 2004 2 Comments
    #A-108 Calming Anxiety in a Stressful World

    Over 25 million Americans currently suffer from some form of anxiety. If you or someone you know is easily upset, fearful or anxious, this show will offer options to alleviate that distress. Mindfulne…

    By: Joe Graedon January 24, 2004 0 Comments
    #483 Open Lines

    Can you take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol)? People assume that this over-the-counter pain reliever is perfectly safe. But it is estimated that more than 50,000 emergencies occur every year because …

    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…