By: Terry Graedon January 13, 2022 2 Comments
    Show 1286: What You Need to Know About Hoarding …

    We have heard that some people used their time locked down at home during the pandemic to clean out their closets and clear away the clutter. For others, though, we suspect that such projects would ha…

    By: Terry Graedon January 6, 2022 3 Comments
    Show 1285: The Plant Hunter’s Quest for Na…

    Cassandra Quave is an explorer and an ethnobotanist uncovering potential ways that plants can benefit human health. She has a particular interest in multi-antibiotic resistant infections. Not only do …

    By: Terry Graedon December 30, 2021 13 Comments
    Show 1117: What Can Chinese Centenarians Teach Y…

    More Americans are living to old ages, but frequently their later years are plagued with chronic diseases. Is there a way to stay healthy into the ninth and tenth decade of life? To find out, we take …

    By: Terry Graedon December 23, 2021 0 Comments
    Show 1258: Preparing for Post-Pandemic Relations…

    Can you have too much togetherness? After a year of pandemic restrictions that kept many couples cooped up together for months, some have discovered that minor annoyances loom larger. Couples have had…

    By: Terry Graedon December 16, 2021 2 Comments
    Show 1284: The Book of Hope–A Survival Guide f…

    Jane Goodall is an eminent naturalist who spent years studying chimpanzees in their natural habitat. It was she who first reported that we humans are not the only primates to make and use tools. She t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 9, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1283: What We Should Learn About the Coming…

    Almost thirty years ago, Laurie Garrett published The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance. In this thorough, carefully researched analysis, she laid out why public health …

    By: Terry Graedon December 2, 2021 10 Comments
    Show 1282: How Climate Change Affects Our Health

    In September, more than 200 top medical journals around the world took the unprecedented step of publishing the same editorial. It was “Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increase…

    By: Terry Graedon November 24, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1199: The Life-Saving Science of Spontaneou…

    Doctors rarely study spontaneous remissions from serious diseases. Why not? They are unpredictable, for one thing. For another, they are said to be exceedingly rare. Despite this, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger …

    By: Terry Graedon November 18, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1281: New Antiviral Pills and the Future of…

    Before this pandemic began, a small group of researchers were already paying close attention to coronaviruses and their potential for causing serious illness. Virus experts around the world recognized…

    By: Terry Graedon November 11, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1280: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been overwhelming, not only in terms of the huge numbers of people who have gotten sick or died. We have also been engulfed with information about the virus, the infection, t…

    By: Terry Graedon November 4, 2021 12 Comments
    Show 1279: Challenging Dietary Dogma on Weight G…

    We hear a lot about the obesity epidemic in the United States and around the world. Scientists acknowledge that this has occurred too rapidly to be explained by changes in genetics. Instead, nutrition…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2021 6 Comments
    Show 1278: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of …

    Everyone gets excited about the idea of medical breakthroughs. Fewer of us, if we are honest, are anxious to be the first one to benefit. After all, if you are the first, you know nothing about the po…

    By: Terry Graedon October 21, 2021 11 Comments
    Show 1277: Why Our Healthcare Costs Are So High

    Over the last year and a half, while the nation endured a terrible pandemic, patients with COVID-19 were treated even if they couldn’t foot the bills themselves. Will the high cost of COVID break th…

    By: Terry Graedon October 14, 2021 4 Comments
    Show 1276: How to Make Better Choices About Your…

    How do you decide what you should do in a health crisis? Over the past year and a half, many people have faced this problem. Do you go to the hospital for treatment in the midst of a pandemic? What me…

    By: Terry Graedon October 7, 2021 4 Comments
    Show 1275: The Vicious Cycle of COVID and Diabet…

    There are at least two pandemics raging through the world at this time. The first is obesity. The second is, of course, COVID-19. Diabetes sits uncomfortably at their intersection. In a vicious cycle,…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2021 1 Comments
    Show 1274: Can We Make Sick Buildings Healthy?

    Are you getting enough fresh air? More than a century ago, Florence Nightingale insisted that hospitals needed good ventilation to get lots of fresh air. That would keep patients from spreading danger…

    By: Terry Graedon September 23, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1273: Finding Ways to Manage Long COVID

    When the COVID pandemic began, doctors thought that patients either recovered fairly quickly or they died. Before long, though, some patients identified themselves as “long haulers” because they w…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1272: How Your Eyes Reveal Your Health

    You may have heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. That could be difficult to prove, but scientists have now shown that the eyes offer significant clues to your overall health. Most exciting…

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1271: New Approaches to Managing Depression

    For many months now, people have been dealing with the pandemic, Which has brought both grief for the lives lost and anxiety about the threat of infection. At the same time, fires and floods have made…

    By: Terry Graedon September 2, 2021 7 Comments
    Show 1190: The Best Way to Deal With Anger (Arch…

    At a time when opinions about nearly everything are highly polarized, how can you have a civil discussion? What do we do when we encounter a person who is extremely angry? For that matter, how do we h…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1270: How Your Microbiome Shapes Your Immun…

    In the middle of a pandemic, you probably want to know how well your immune system is functioning. Even more important, what if anything can you do to support it? Scientists have found that the microb…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2021 10 Comments
    Show 1269: How the First Survivors of Alzheimer&…

    For more than a century, people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease have been condemned to a relentless slide into dementia. Experts stress that there is no cure for this devastating condition. Even …

    By: Terry Graedon August 12, 2021 1 Comments
    Show 1268: Learning How to Sleep

    Are we in the midst of a Great Sleep Recession? Sleep deprivation is common and serious but not always appreciated. One of the tipoffs that people may not be getting adequate shut-eye is that they wak…

    By: Terry Graedon August 5, 2021 1 Comments
    Show 1267: Unscrambling Unreasonable Medical Bil…

    Medical bills are notorious for being difficult to understand as well as expensive. Most people are intimidated by medical professionals and the bureaucracy. But we can and should fight back, accordin…

    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: 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 15, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1264: How to Make Exercise More Enjoyable

    In your great-grandparents’ day, hardly anybody exercised. There were sports enthusiasts who raced or danced or rode horses, played ball or rowed for fun. But then, as throughout evolution, very few…

    By: Terry Graedon July 8, 2021 12 Comments
    Show 1224: What Is the Best Way to Manage Your H…

    Bellyaches and heartburn are among the most common problems driving people to the pharmacy to seek relief. Heartburn, a burning sensation behind the sternum, happens when acid escapes from the stomach…

    By: Terry Graedon July 1, 2021 14 Comments
    Show 1178: Do We Need a Revolution in Managing P…

    Pain is a difficult topic. To begin with, the experience of pain is completely subjective. There are no independent objective measures that doctors can use to assess a patient’s pain. They have to t…

    By: Terry Graedon June 24, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1263: Can We Reverse the Aging Process?

    Can you reset your biological clock? You can’t make time run backward, but you may be able to slow or even reverse the aging process. Dr. David Sinclair believes that aging is far more reversible th…

    By: Terry Graedon June 17, 2021 1 Comments
    Show 1262: How to Manage Your Anxiety

    More than a year of living through a pandemic has really increased anxiety for a lot of people. If we define anxiety as worry or unease about an imminent event with an uncertain outcome, it’s easy t…

    By: Terry Graedon June 10, 2021 10 Comments
    Show 1261: Overcoming Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss is a common problem, but many people with difficulties don’t know how to address it. Not everyone who has trouble hearing in noisy spots like restaurants or busy workplaces needs hearin…

    By: Terry Graedon June 3, 2021 4 Comments
    Show 1260: The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy D…

    Last year, just when more people than ever needed the help of a therapist, stay-at-home restrictions made it difficult or impossible to get face-to-face counseling. Moreover, most therapists were comp…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1259: Preventing and Treating ParkinsonR…

    Cases of Parkinson’s disease have been rising steeply, but what we see now could be just the tip of the iceberg. The accumulation of certain chemicals in the environment may be contributing to an in…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 2 Comments
    Dr. Marvin Singh Tells You How to Establish Heal…

    Integrative gastroenterology combines the perspective of conventional allopathic medicine with a holistic approach to patients and their lives–mind, body and soul. Sometimes adjusting diet or lifest…

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1223: How to Care for Summer-Stressed Skin …

    During the pandemic, fewer people by far have been making ordinary appointments with the dermatologist to have their skin checked. However, some skin conditions can become much worse if they are negle…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2021 12 Comments
    Show 1257: The Metabolical Results of the Americ…

    Dr. Robert Lustig has been warning us all about the hazards of sugar since 2009, when his YouTube lecture “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” went viral. As a pediatric neuroendocrinologist, he spent much o…

    By: Terry Graedon April 29, 2021 1 Comments
    Show 1256: How Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Preven…

    Dr. Peter Hotez has been working on vaccine development and the treatment of neglected tropical diseases for decades. Now that vaccines are the key to returning to something like normal life, his expe…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2021 2 Comments
    Show 1255: Natural Ways to Keep Your Immune Resp…

    In the middle of a pandemic, it’s important to know how to stay healthy. Sleep, stress management, handwashing, exercise and a healthful diet (cutting back on refined flour and sugar) are all crucia…

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2021 9 Comments
    Show 1254: Combating the Long-Term Effects of Po…

    The experience of COVID is highly variable, as we have all learned by now. For some people, the infection is so mild they may not even notice the symptoms, while for others the virus wreaks devastatin…