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Everything from home remedies to breakthrough drugs are discussed on The People's Pharmacy. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts about issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and health. The Graedons have been in consumer health since the 1970s.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:18pmMore than 30 million Americans have trouble hearing as well as they would like. Some assume there is nothing that can be done to help them, while others imagine that their hearing loss is not so great that it needs to be addressed. Are they mistaken? Hearing aids are expensive and somewhat mysterious. Technological Advances […]
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:02amFor decades, Americans have been warned to step away from the cheese and leave the butter untouched. Saturated fat was believed to clog the arteries and lead to heart attacks and early death. But what was the basis for those admonitions? Where’s the science? The science of the popular prescriptions for a low-fat diet […]
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:59pmDishonesty in Health Care Health care, it seems, is not immune to the dishonesty that prevails in many other parts of society, whether it is the polite lie that someone looks good (despite a hospital pallor) or a more serious deception or omission, such as a provider’s financial relationship with a drug or device manufacturer. […]
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:01pmGluten has become a household name in the last few years, with many crackers, cereals and other food products advertised as gluten free. What is gluten, and should you be avoiding it? In the past, the only people who paid much attention to gluten were those with celiac disease. This condition was thought to be […]
Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:32amPlaying a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Sometimes joints just start complaining because of accumulated wear and tear. Sports medicine specialists often need to evaluate the best methods for overcoming pain and […]