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    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2021 13 Comments
    The Delta COVID Variant Is Scary

    We know you do NOT want to hear this, but the Delta COVID variant has turned into a nightmare. Judging from our experience in grocery stores, big box home supply retailers and pharmacies, most people …

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2021 45 Comments
    Will High Drug Prices Soon Destroy Healthcare?

    Have you ever heard of a house of cards? It is a structure that will eventually collapse when it can no longer sustain itself. We fear that high drug prices could soon cause the collapse of our entire…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2021 119 Comments
    Prednisone Side Effects Can Be Disastrous

    Prednisone is one of the most prescribed drugs in the country. The last time I checked, more than 10 million people filled at least one prescription for this corticosteroid. Some people take it every …

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 26 Comments
    Are There Natural Remedies for Constipation?

    Constipation is a very common complaint. While doctors rarely become concerned about constipation unless the patient seems to have obstructed bowels, sufferers find that this problem really affects th…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 8 Comments
    How Can You Use Dandruff Shampoo to Ease Eczema?

    Eczema is a term used to describe skin that is itchy and red. The inflamed areas may show up as dry, cracked skin, or they may have rash-like bumps that weep when they are scratched. Backs of knees an…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 121 Comments
    What Are the Best Remedies for Under-Breast Rash…

    Women rarely talk about one delicate problem that many of them experience. It is especially common at this time of year because of warm, humid weather. These conditions favor the growth of fungus unde…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 0 Comments
    How to Boost Your Cardiovascular Health with Coc…

    Thousands of years ago, native people in Mexico, Central America and the Amazon basin treasured cacao. That's the tree whose fruit is the source of cocoa and chocolate. Late in the 20th century, resea…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 6 Comments
    Are Rage and Depression Side Effects of Chantix?

    No question about it: smoking is terrible for your health. Heart disease, strokes, lung cancer and other malignancies and premature death are all more common among people who smoke tobacco. …

    By: Terry Graedon July 29, 2021 0 Comments
    Show 1266: How Women Can Improve Their Hormone I…

    Hormones are essential to every cell in our bodies, but most of us don’t know much about them. We might recognize estrogen and testosterone as sex hormones, but these crucial compounds go far beyond…

    By: Joe Graedon July 29, 2021 0 Comments
    COVID Surge Is Creating Chaos: N95 Masks Needed!

    The Delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus cases. At the beginning of July, there were about 13,000 new cases a day nationally. That has quadrupled to more than 57,000 daily cases. According …

    By: Terry Graedon July 29, 2021 8 Comments
    Tune In for Healthy Listening at The People̵…

    We invite you to tune in to our award-winning radio show. It is heard by more than 250,000 other listeners on over 200 radio stations around the country. These are listener-supported stations, an…

    By: Terry Graedon July 29, 2021 0 Comments
    Do ACE Inhibitors or ARBs Work Better for Blood …

    One out of two adults in the US has hypertension. That means their systolic blood pressure reads 130 or above and their diastolic blood pressure is at least 80. Most of these people need medication to…

    By: Joe Graedon July 29, 2021 9 Comments
    How Long Do People Feel Bad After COVID-19?

    When COVID-19 first appeared, doctors knew only that some patients survived and some died. There is growing recognition that many people who survive the coronavirus may experience long-lasting complic…

    By: Joe Graedon July 29, 2021 12 Comments
    Alcohol for Longer Life? How Much Is Enough and …

    The benefits and risks of alcohol consumption have been controversial for decades. Some studies suggest that “moderate” amounts of alcohol have health benefits. In other words, people who drink a …

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2021 42 Comments
    Is Lp(a) the Best Kept Secret in Heart Disease?

    Ask most people about their risk factors for heart disease and they will likely mention total cholesterol (TC), LDL-C (“bad”) cholesterol and HDL-C (“good”) cholesterol. Sometimes people even …

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2021 29 Comments
    Some Sunscreens Are Contaminated with Benzene!

    On July 14, 2021, the Johnson & Johnson drug company announced that it was yanking "...all lots of five NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen product lines to the consumer level. Internal te…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2021 9 Comments
    Will Boswellia with Turmeric Ease Your Joint Pai…

    Millions of us suffer with joint pain, and the older we get, the more likely we are to have achy knees or sore hips. It is little wonder, then, that there are many home remedies or dietary supplements…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2021 0 Comments
    Is There a Link Between Statin Drugs and Gingivi…

    Doctors have been prescribing statin drugs to lower cholesterol for more than 30 years. Drugs such as simvastatin and rosuvastatin lower cholesterol very effectively. Consequently, millions of people …

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2021 7 Comments
    The Zantac – Ranitidine Weirdness Just Got Str…

    If you have been reading this newsletter, you know that one of the most popular acid-reducing drugs in the world became embroiled in a carcinogen controversy over two years ago. That's when a pharmacy…

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2021 1 Comments
    Diet and Exercise Prevent Diabetes as Well as Me…

    Is There a Way to Prevent Diabetes? Fifteen years ago, a study called the Diabetes Prevention Program showed that diet and exercise work as well to prevent diabetes among high-risk individuals as taki…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2021 2 Comments
    Show 1265: The Advantages of Whole Brain Living

    Is it true that we only use 10 percent of our brains? That seems to be a myth, along with the relegation of logic to the left brain and emotion to the right. How can we engage in whole brain living? H…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2021 1 Comments
    Study Shows No Need to Shun Coffee to Keep Heart…

    Coffee has a bad reputation when it comes to irregular heart rhythms. Doctors often tell patients to avoid caffeinated coffee to keep their heart rhythm regular. A new study contradicts that conventio…

    By: Joe Graedon July 22, 2021 41 Comments
    COVID Deaths Remain Highly Divisive!

    Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the biggest drop in life expectancy in the US since World War II ("Provisional Life Expectancy Estimates for 2020," Vital Statistics Rapid…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2021 0 Comments
    How Can You Keep Your Brain Healthy?

    Are there ways to keep your brain healthy as well as your body? Scientists with the Rush Memory and Aging Project suggest that the concept "use it or lose it" applies to gray matter as well as muscle.…

    By: Joe Graedon July 22, 2021 1 Comments
    Can Statins Help Protect Against COVID?

    Anyone who has read our books, newspaper columns or web articles knows that we are not shy about discussing statin side effects. For example, we recently described how statins could cause shortness of…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2021 4 Comments
    Bicycle Your Way to Avoid Heart Disease

    Spending time on a bicycle can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, according to a Danish study (Circulation, October 31, 2016). Danes Traveling by Bicycle: The researchers collected data on nearly…

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2021 28 Comments
    Have You Lost Confidence in the FDA?

    We used to have tremendous confidence in the FDA. We weren’t the only ones. For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was respected around the world. That’s because it protected the Ameri…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2021 14 Comments
    How Do You Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Aspir…

    Aspirin has been around over 100 years. It is one of the most versatile drugs in the pharmacy. It relieves pain, lowers fever and reduces inflammation. In addition, it has anti-platelet activity that …

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2021 11 Comments
    Trelegy for COPD Leads to Hoarseness

    According to the CDC, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is surprisingly common. The experts say that at least 16 million Americans suffer with this challenging breathing problem.  We’re …

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2021 43 Comments
    How Often Do You Get Up to Pee at Night?

    Do you have to get up to pee several times a night? Many people report that this is a problem, especially as they grow older. Having to urinate several times during the night is a major factor interfe…