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The People's Pharmacy features everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs are discussed on this show. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.

The People's Pharmacy features everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs are discussed on this show. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.
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Durham, NC

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The People's Pharmacy features everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs are discussed on this show. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.

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English

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800 732 2334


Episodes

Show 1097: What Can Be Done to Help When the Prognosis Is Poor

10/12/2017
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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, medical science may not have a cure. But doctors shouldn’t say, there’s nothing more we can do. Instead, they should ask, how can we […]

Duration: 00:58:27


Show 1050: How to Protect Your Vision (Archive)

10/5/2017
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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, Dr. Peter McDonnell, is an ophthalmologist. He describes the most common problems that can rob us […]

Duration: 00:58:28


Show 1096: What You Need to Know About Treating Thyroid Disease

9/28/2017
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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 just one medication for treating thyroid disease. But does that work equally well for everyone? Genetic Variations That Make a Difference: New research shows that […]

Duration: 01:06:58


Show 1095: How Do You Cope with Changing Recommendations?

9/21/2017
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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 critical. The study was called CANTOS (for Canakinumab Antiinflammatory Thrombosis Outcome Study). Canakinumab (Ilaris) is a medication that is approved for treating inflammatory diseases such […]

Duration: 03:16:39


Show 1094: Does It Matter When You Eat?

9/14/2017
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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 tend to eat breakfast. How much does that matter when people in the US appear to have switched from eating three meals […]

Duration: 01:03:50


Show 1093: How to Keep Your Bones Strong

9/5/2017
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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 for a fracture. How can you minimize your risk and keep your bones strong? Preventing Osteoporosis: Some of the factors that lead to osteoporosis […]

Duration: 01:13:50


Show 961: Botanical Treatments in Dermatology (Archive)

8/31/2017
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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 Skin: Find out about the benefits of hemp oil. Although it is related to marijuana, this product is not […]

Duration: 00:58:20


Show 1092: How Can You Overcome Alzheimer Disease?

8/24/2017
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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 unimpressive at best. Is there any way to overcome Alzheimer disease? The Shortcomings of Medication for Alzheimer Disease: Most of the medicines that doctors […]

Duration: 00:58:21


Show 1091: Unexpected Remedies to Soothe Your Summertime Woes

8/17/2017
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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 such everyday problems? We’ll take your calls and questions about common summertime troubles and home remedies that can help ease […]

Duration: 00:58:26


Show 1090: How Intense Exercise Benefits Parkinson Patients

8/10/2017
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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, and their voice may become hoarse or soft. How Intense Exercise Affects Symptoms: While there are medications to treat Parkinson’s disease, recent research suggests […]

Duration: 00:58:20


Show 1089: How Plants Can Improve Your Sex Life

8/3/2017
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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. What are they? The Medicine Hunter: Our guest is Chris Kilham, known as the Medicine Hunter. He travels to remote locations […]

Duration: 00:58:20


Show 1088: How Good Communication Makes Health Care Better

7/27/2017
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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 doctors and patients is at the heart of health care. It is essential for accurate diagnosis, and crucial for patients to understand the […]

Duration: 00:58:28


Show 1087: Change Your Perspective from Half-Empty to Half-Full

7/20/2017
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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 problems in your relationship and learn how to fight fair. Positive psychology, a science supporting health and wellness, would teach you how to […]

Duration: 00:58:21


Show 1086: Why Dogs Are Good for Babies’ Health

7/13/2017
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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? How do dogs affect the microbiome of a household, and how does that help babies’ health? What Are […]

Duration: 00:58:23


Show 1085: The Statin Standoff and New Drugs for the Heart

7/6/2017
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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 protect our hearts. Just how much do these cholesterol-lowering drugs actually reduce the risk of a heart attack? The answer to […]

Duration: 00:58:26


Show 1047: How to Sync Your Body Clock to Get the Sleep You Need (Archive)

6/29/2017
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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 instead of resenting it? Can you reset your body clock along with your alarm clock? How to Set Your Body Clock: […]

Duration: 00:58:27


Show 1084: Psilocybin, Cancer & Spiritual Awakening

6/22/2017
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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 situations, anxiety and depression may overwhelm and paralyze them. To address this problem, some psychiatrists decided to see whether the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin could make a difference. […]

Duration: 00:58:23


Show 1083: Should You Be Worried About Salt or Sat Fat for Your Heart?

6/15/2017
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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 be avoiding sat fat? How Big a Problem Is Sat Fat? Experts have been telling us for decades that we must […]

Duration: 00:58:27


Show 1082: How Does Being in Nature Make You Healthier?

6/8/2017
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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 stress drop when you are out in nature? The Nature Fix: When writer Florence Williams moved from Boulder, Colorado, to […]

Duration: 00:58:27


Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme Disease?

6/1/2017
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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. Could a bite put you in danger from Lyme disease? The Basics of Lyme Disease: Lyme disease is […]

Duration: 00:58:22

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