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    By: Terry Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    Show 1061: Which Popular Drugs Can Do Unexpected…

    Occasionally a medication that has been on the market for some time is found to do unexpected harm. That happened with Vioxx, and led researchers to take a closer look at all NSAIDS. A large trial sh…

    By: Terry Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    Is Drowsy Driving Really as Risky as Drunk Drivi…

    Are you guilty of drowsy driving? Most of us are at one time or another, but driving when you are too tired can be more dangerous than you realize. Inadequate sleep makes drivers far more hazardous o…

    By: Terry Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    Is Cannabidiol Oil Helpful for Hard-to-Treat Epi…

    Cannabidiol oil from marijuana may help control epilepsy. This has been suspected for a while. Some parents have even moved to states where medical marijuana is legal to treat their epileptic childre…

    By: Terry Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    What Is the Story on Nuts and Health?

    Nuts are not the dietary demons doctors once thought. There was a time when we were warned to stay away from nuts because they are high in both fat and calories. But there is new evidence on nuts and …

    By: Joe Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    Super Savings On Healthy Holiday Gifts

    If you are a procrastinator, we completely understand. Buying holiday gifts can be a daunting ordeal. Dealing with nasty weather, traffic and unruly shoppers is enough to make most people resist the t…

    By: Joe Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    Add Strokes to the Scary List of PPI Side Effect…

    Proton pump inhibitors like esomeprazole, lansoprazole or omeprazole are the most popular treatments for heartburn and reflux disease. It is estimated that 15 million Americans spend $10 billion on su…

    By: Terry Graedon December 8, 2016 0 Comments
    How Bad Is It to Eat Saturated Fat?

    For decades we have been told to reduce our overall fat consumption. In particular, saturated fat consumption has been considered a risk factor for metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular dise…

    By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2016 5 Comments
    Cannabidiol Oil Solved Severe Seizure Problem an…

    Many doctors are skeptical about the benefits of medical marijuana. That's because they did not learn about this "herb" in medical school. If it was discussed at all, the likelihood is that the lectur…

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2016 4 Comments
    Can You Cure Athlete’s Foot with Thymol?

    Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection of the skin on the feet. The redness, itching, peeling and burning can be most uncomfortable. There are numerous over-the-counter medications that can he…

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2016 10 Comments
    Why Is Doctor Skeptical about Life-Threatening A…

    When a new health threat emerges, it can sometimes take time before it is widely recognized and acknowledged. Sensitivity to a mammalian sugar called alpha gal can cause a life-threatening allergy. He…

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2016 0 Comments
    How to Head Off a Migraine with a Supplement

    Migraine headaches can have a dreadful impact on a person's quality of life. In addition to the pain, which can be debilitating if not excruciating, these episodes often bring on nausea, vomiting and…

    By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2016 0 Comments
    Why Not Save a Life This Holiday Season?

    Are you scratching your head trying to figure out what to get for mom, dad or cousin Charlie this holiday season? What about grandma? Buying another present that will soon be forgotten won't do your f…

    By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2016 9 Comments
    High Prescription Drug Prices: Bargaining for yo…

    Americans are used to negotiating prices--some call it haggling--for big-ticket items like cars and houses. Sometimes parents arm-wrestle colleges over tuition aid. But rarely do we bargain over the p…

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2016 5 Comments
    Did Victoza for Diabetes Damage the Pancreas?

    Type 2 diabetes has become an epidemic in the US and around the world. Doctors can choose from a number of medications to treat it. Each medicine has its own side effect profile. Both patients and …

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2016 7 Comments
    What Will MSM Do for Joint Pain?

    Arthritis creates such dilemmas for its sufferers. There are medications that alleviate pain reasonably well, but many or most of them have serious side effects. Narcotics cause addiction if they are …

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2016 4 Comments
    Show 1060: How to Keep Your Relationship Healthy

    When two people join to form a family, they bring with them lots of habits and expectations based on the families they grew up in. Sometimes these constitute big differences, but more often they are l…

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2016 8 Comments
    How to Prevent Nearsightedness

    Myopia has become increasingly common around the world. Is there a way to prevent nearsightedness? Go out and play. Research Focuses on Nearsightedness: Spending time outside reduces the likelihood th…

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2016 2 Comments
    Could Heart Drug Combo Be Hurting People with AF…

    Patients with an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AFib) are frequently prescribed an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots. But adding another common cardiovascular drug might be dan…

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2016 6 Comments
    Can Magic Mushrooms Ease Cancer Death Anxiety?

    People with life-threatening cancer often feel anxious or depressed. Understandably, many have severe death anxiety. It is not always amenable to standard psychotherapeutic treatment. A Unique Approac…

    By: Joe Graedon December 1, 2016 14 Comments
    Do Doctors Tell the Truth About Medical Mistakes…

    There is a very clear code of ethics for the medical profession. Physicians and hospitals are supposed to fully disclose errors and adverse events. That is the policy of the Joint Commission which acc…

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2016 9 Comments
    What Should You Know About Drug-Induced Liver In…

    The liver is the organ that detoxifies many compounds that humans ingest, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs and herbs. Could some of these chemicals result in drug-induced liver injury…

    By: Terry Graedon November 30, 2016 0 Comments
    Will the Microbiome Affect Your Immune Response?

    Research on treating ovarian cancer with the immunotherapy agent pembrolizumab is analyzing each participant's microbiome as part of the trial. Studying Immunotherapy Against Ovarian Cancer: The 40 w…

    By: Terry Graedon November 30, 2016 3 Comments
    Why Are Crowded Emergency Rooms Bad for Your Bra…

    When it comes to strokes, doctors say, time is brain. In other words, getting a prompt diagnosis and emergency treatment is crucial for limiting brain damage. A new study shows that crowded emergency …

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 5 Comments
    Can Herbs Prevent a Recurrence of Prostate Cance…

    A few decades ago, any suggestion that herbs might reduce the risk for cancer would have been greeted with suspicion. As researchers scramble to find out what natural products might be helpful, they …

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 11 Comments
    How Can You Get Rid of Terrible Nail Fungus?

    Nail fungus (onychomycosis in doctor-talk) is a very common problem. Most health care providers don't consider it serious, although some readers have told us that terrible nail fungus can make nails …

    By: Joe Graedon November 28, 2016 12 Comments
    Don’t Let Psychiatric Side Effects Surpris…

    There are few drug side effects as unsettling as those that affect the brain. What makes them especially challenging is that prescribers may fail to mention them. As a result, many people are totally …

    By: Joe Graedon November 28, 2016 8 Comments
    Stopping Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Suddenly Flipped …

    Antidepressants like desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), sertraline (Zoloft) and venlafaxine (Effexor) have become extremely popular. Millions take such drugs regularly. When such medicat…

    By: Joe Graedon November 28, 2016 7 Comments
    Is There a Link Between NSAIDs like Ibuprofen an…

    Pain relievers like ibuprofen, indomethacin, meloxicam, naproxen and piroxicam have been popular for decades. Tens of millions of people take these non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) daily…

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 8 Comments
    How Does a Colonoscopy Affect Microbes of the Di…

    Colorectal cancer takes quite a toll on Americans, killing more than 50,000 adults each year (CDC, June 20, 2016). Gastroenterologists recommend periodic colonoscopy for early detection and prevention…

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 4 Comments
    How Can You Overcome Long-Term Tingling?

    Tingling, numbness or pain are common symptoms that doctors term "paresthesia." Sometimes the tingling resembles the pins-and-needles feeling when an arm or leg "goes to sleep." What can be done to ov…