By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2018 0 Comments
    Show 1111: What Should You Know About Controvers…

    How should you be keeping your heart healthy? Recent headlines have brought some controversies in cardiology to public attention. Defining High Blood Pressure: The American College of Cardiology and t…

    By: Terry Graedon February 15, 2018 3 Comments
    Show 1110: Terrific Tips to Help Kids Love Healt…

    Many families struggle to get their children and teens to follow healthful diets. But there is a good reason that grandmothers have been urging kids to eat their vegetables, going back at least a cent…

    By: Terry Graedon February 8, 2018 12 Comments
    Show 1109: How Do Doctors Overcome Diagnostic Ch…

    When you go to see the doctor because you are sick, the first order of business is to get a diagnosis. How does the doctor arrive at that? What does she need to know? And is there any way you can help…

    By: Terry Graedon February 1, 2018 32 Comments
    Show 1108: Surprising Solutions to Help You Hear…

    Do you wish you could hear better? Do you have trouble hearing what others are saying? Many people find it difficult to follow a conversation with multiple voices, especially in a crowded restaurant. …

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2018 11 Comments
    Show 1107: How to Manage ADHD Naturally

    When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many parents are faced with a difficult dilemma. They want their child to be able to focus in school and at home, but th…

    By: Terry Graedon January 18, 2018 14 Comments
    Show 1106: How to Find Time to Exercise

    Experts agree that exercise is crucial for good health, especially when it comes to preventing chronic diseases. Movement helps every bodily system function better. So why do so many people find it di…

    By: Terry Graedon January 10, 2018 31 Comments
    Show 1071: How You Can Get Relief from Chronic P…

    Spine surgeon David Hanscom does some of the most complicated surgery you can imagine on bad backs. But his patients get even more relief from chronic pain by employing the nonsurgical techniques he o…

    By: Terry Graedon January 4, 2018 17 Comments
    Show 1105: How to Keep Your Nails Healthy and Be…

    Nails rarely get much medical attention. They just don’t seem as urgent as high blood pressure or diabetes. Despite this, nails are part of the way we present ourselves socially. Consequently, most …

    By: Terry Graedon December 28, 2017 10 Comments
    Show 1040: How to Make Your Brain Healthy for a …

    At midcareer, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki had numerous scientific awards and accomplishments. She was studying what makes a brain healthy. But she didn't have much of a life outside of the lab, and sh…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 19 Comments
    Show 1030: Dr. Mark Hyman on How to Eat Fat …

    For decades, we've been told that we need to avoid fat if we want to lose weight. So Americans turned to highly-processed low-fat foods that are full of sugar. Is it a coincidence that we are fatter t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 6 Comments
    Show 1104: Why Compassion Is Key to a Good Life

    In a cruel world, compassion might seem like a frivolous pursuit. But our guest expert argues convincingly that we need this emotion now more than ever, if only to keep from falling into despair. What…

    By: Terry Graedon December 7, 2017 9 Comments
    Show 1103: What Is the Science of Lasting Relati…

    Why do some relationships last for decades and just seem to get stronger, while others wither? Is there a secret to lasting relationships? Kindness, Generosity and Science: Decades ago, psychologist J…

    By: Terry Graedon November 30, 2017 11 Comments
    Show 1102: How Do Endocrine Disruptors Affect Yo…

    Sperm counts have been falling around the world for the last several decades. In some regions, such as Europe and North America, the counts are down as much as 60 percent. What could account for this …

    By: Terry Graedon November 23, 2017 25 Comments
    Show 1062: Lead with Your Heart in the Horse Pen…

    Dr. Allan Hamilton is a neurosurgeon, a teacher and a horse trainer. Those activities may not seem to have much to do with each other, but Dr. Hamilton has found that horses have a lot to teach us abo…

    By: Terry Graedon November 16, 2017 18 Comments
    Show 1101: How You Can Use Essential Oils for Be…

    Plant-based oils often carry the scent of the plant. Plants may use them to attract insects, but people have found numerous uses for them as well. Some can be used in skin care, while others may be us…

    By: Terry Graedon November 9, 2017 7 Comments
    Show 1100: What Is the Story on Celiac Disease?

    At one time, doctors believed that celiac disease was extremely rare, that the few children who had it would outgrow it and that the symptoms were primarily digestive. We now know that none of these a…

    By: Terry Graedon November 2, 2017 2 Comments
    Show 1099: How to Recognize and Overcome Eating …

    What could be more natural than eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full? That simple approach is far from easy for many people. Hunger and eating get disconnected in eating disorders…

    By: Terry Graedon October 26, 2017 34 Comments
    Show 1054: The Scientific Explanation for a Weir…

    For years, we've been hearing from listeners who swallow a shotglass of pickle juice or a spoonful of yellow mustard to make a muscle cramp disappear. They often report relief within a few minutes. Ho…

    By: Terry Graedon October 19, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1098: Are You Taking Too Many Prescriptions…

    Consumer Reports recently had a cover story on "Too Many Meds? America's Love Affair with Prescription Medication." It turns out that half of American adults take at least one prescription drug. Actua…

    By: Terry Graedon October 12, 2017 2 Comments
    Show 1097: What Can Be Done to Help When the Pro…

    Although lifespans have been increasing, so has the burden of chronic disease. When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, cirrhosis, kidney disease, heart failure or Parkinson's…

    By: Terry Graedon October 5, 2017 38 Comments
    Show 1050: How to Protect Your Vision (Archive)

    Being able to see is something most of us treasure, especially if we imagine being deprived of good vision. But do we know how to take care of our eyes to keep them healthy and working well? Our guest…

    By: Terry Graedon September 28, 2017 15 Comments
    Show 1096: What You Need to Know About Treating …

    An estimated 20 million Americans have trouble with their thyroid glands. Doctors have become accustomed to making the diagnosis of hypothyroidism based on a single blood test. Often they prescribe ju…

    By: Terry Graedon September 21, 2017 6 Comments
    Show 1095: How Do You Cope with Changing Recomme…

    Heart Disease and Inflammation: Is cholesterol the main problem leading to clogged arteries and heart attacks? It certainly is important, but a brand-new study suggests that inflammation may also be c…

    By: Terry Graedon September 14, 2017 5 Comments
    Show 1094: Does It Matter When You Eat?

    For decades, epidemiologists have noted that people who eat breakfast seem to weigh less and live longer. But it hasn't been clear if eating breakfast helps people stay healthy, or if healthy people t…

    By: Terry Graedon September 5, 2017 23 Comments
    Show 1093: How to Keep Your Bones Strong

    Osteoporosis, weakened bones, affects about 10 million Americans. But low bone density is even more common. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about half of adults over 50 are at risk …

    By: Terry Graedon August 31, 2017 20 Comments
    Show 961: Botanical Treatments in Dermatology (A…

    Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products, and that helpful home remedies are great. Hemp Oil for the …

    By: Terry Graedon August 24, 2017 34 Comments
    Show 1092: How Can You Overcome Alzheimer Diseas…

    More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer disease and are gradually losing their abilities to think and remember. Most of the medications that are available to treat this degenerative condition are…

    By: Terry Graedon August 17, 2017 4 Comments
    Show 1091: Unexpected Remedies to Soothe Your Su…

    Summer is a great time to enjoy being outdoors. But vacation travel and playing in the back yard both offer potential hazards, such as sunburn, bug bites, poison ivy or blisters. How do you handle suc…

    By: Terry Graedon August 10, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1090: How Intense Exercise Benefits Parkins…

    Parkinson's disease makes it difficult for people to move. In addition to tremors or twitches, people with Parkinson's often feel stiff and find it difficult to walk easily. Their handwriting shrinks,…

    By: Terry Graedon August 3, 2017 2 Comments
    Show 1089: How Plants Can Improve Your Sex Life

    People around the world have learned how to use the plants in their vicinity to heal themselves and make life better. Not surprisingly, many cultures have found plants that can improve your sex life. …

    By: Terry Graedon July 27, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1088: How Good Communication Makes Health C…

    When your doctor speaks, do you understand what you are hearing? Do you know how to describe your health problem so your doctor will "get it"? Why Communication Is Critical: Communication between doct…

    By: Terry Graedon July 20, 2017 11 Comments
    Show 1087: Change Your Perspective from Half-Emp…

    If you've ever found yourself ruminating over mistakes you made during the day and wishing for a do-over, you might want to change your perspective. In traditional psychiatry, you might focus on probl…

    By: Terry Graedon July 13, 2017 2 Comments
    Show 1086: Why Dogs Are Good for Babies’ H…

    Dogs and Babies' Health: Most young kids love their dogs. New research shows that even babies too young to play with the pet benefit from a dog in the house. What is the story on pets as probiotics? …

    By: Terry Graedon July 6, 2017 26 Comments
    Show 1085: The Statin Standoff and New Drugs for…

    Cardiologists agree that we should all be getting regular exercise and eating a healthful diet with lots of vegetables and fruits. But they don't agree on which of us should be taking statins to prote…

    By: Terry Graedon June 29, 2017 30 Comments
    Show 1047: How to Sync Your Body Clock to Get th…

    Our daytime functioning depends in large measure on the sleep we get at night. No doubt that helps explain why we spend approximately 36 percent of our lifetimes sleeping. How can we embrace bedtime i…

    By: Terry Graedon June 22, 2017 16 Comments
    Show 1084: Psilocybin, Cancer & Spiritual A…

    People facing a life-threatening cancer diagnosis may struggle with more than the medical treatment. They sometimes experience an existential crisis, in which life loses its meaning. In such situation…

    By: Terry Graedon June 15, 2017 22 Comments
    Show 1083: Should You Be Worried About Salt or S…

    You've probably heard that lifestyle is the most important factor in keeping your heart healthy. Don't smoke, exercise, and eat right seem simple. But what does it really mean to eat right? Should you…

    By: Terry Graedon June 8, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1082: How Does Being in Nature Make You Hea…

    When you listen to bird song, smell pine needles or watch tree branches swaying in the wind, what is happening in your brain? For that matter, what is happening in your body? Does your level of stres…

    By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 12 Comments
    Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme D…

    There's been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Coul…

    By: Terry Graedon May 25, 2017 7 Comments
    Show 1033: How to Stay Healthy with Principles o…

    Most Americans are not familiar with the principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Despite its thousands of years of tradition, it seems exotic and possibly irrelevant for today. How Ayurvedic Medicine Princi…