Show 1389: Getting Off the Medication Treadmill
The People's Pharmacy
by Joe and Terry Graedon
1w ago
This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions and stories about difficulties in stopping medicines, whether prescription or OTC. Dr. Richard Friedman, an expert on drugs to treat anxiety and mood disorders, describes the symptoms of discontinuing such an agent too suddenly. Have you had trouble getting off the medication treadmill? You can ask your questions about how to stop a medicine and share your experience at 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EDT. Or email us: radio@peoplespharmacy.com You could listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on ..read more
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Show 1387: The Patient-Led Revolution in Health Care
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
3w ago
For years, the reigning paradigm in health care has been “Doctor knows best.” Providers rarely sought input from patients about their needs or experience. That picture has been changing, though, as more people have been using online tools to band together and find solutions for themselves and their loved ones. Susannah Fox describes the patient-led revolution in health care. You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a link so you can find which stations carry our broadcast. If you can’t ..read more
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Show 1386: Why Survival Depends on Natural Balance
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
1M ago
The term “homeostasis” was coined about a hundred years ago. What does it mean? Essentially, it is a way of describing how various systems in the body work together to maintain internal equilibrium even in the face of a changing environment. This concept is crucial to good health, as healers have known intuitively for millennia. You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a link so you can find which stations carry our broadcast. If you can’t listen to the broadcast, you may wish to hear t ..read more
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Show 1385: The Dangers of Overdosing on OTC Meds
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by Joe and Terry Graedon
1M ago
This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions and stories about the dangers of overdosing on OTC meds. Dr. Lisa Sanders, an acknowledged expert on medical diagnosis, starts us off with a story about a patient’s mysterious illness. How was it linked to the medicine he was taking? You can ask your questions about OTC drug safety and share your experience at 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EDT. We receive email at radio@peoplespharmacy.com. You could listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a li ..read more
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Show 1384: Mending Mistrust–Can We Rebuild Faith in Medicine?
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
1M ago
Decades ago, people trusted their doctors and assumed that physicians always had the patient’s best interests in mind. That belief has faded and trust in medicine seems to be in tatters following the divisive battles of the pandemic. In this episode, we consider how doctors might rebuild faith in medicine. You may want to listen through your local public radio station. You could also get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a link so you can find which stations carry our broadcast. If you can’t listen to the broadcast, you may wish to hear the podca ..read more
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Show 1383: How to Calm Your Mind with Food
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
2M ago
Plenty of issues in the public eye could well make anyone anxious. Some people suffer more than others, however. What we feed our gut microbes–and ourselves–can make a big difference. In this episode, a nutritional psychiatrist and professional chef explains how to calm your mind with smart food choices. You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a link so you can find which stations carry our broadcast. If you can’t listen to the broadcast, you may wish to hear the podcast later. You can ..read more
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Show 1382: What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
2M ago
What do you want to know about prostate cancer? This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions about the latest screening tools and treatments for prostate cancer. Almost 300,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, but stigma keeps many from discussing it. As a result, they may not learn about the latest treatments, which can be very effective. Our expert guests will tell you about new approaches. You can also share your experience at 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EDT. You could listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your c ..read more
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Show 1381: How to Eat Less Plastic
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
2M ago
Chemists use compounds such as bisphenols and phthalates to help make plastic packaging strong and durable. In this episode, two experts describe how these chemicals get into our food and how we can minimize our exposure. They share their advice on how to eat less plastic. You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a link so you can find which stations carry our broadcast. If you can’t listen to the broadcast, you may wish to hear the podcast later. You can subscribe through your favorite ..read more
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Show 1380: Avoiding Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
2M ago
In this episode, two experts draw on the latest research about avoiding Lyme disease and other infections that may be transmitted through tick bites. Why are these conditions so difficult to diagnose? Most importantly, how can people with lingering symptoms from Lyme get help and start to feel better? We consider both conventional and alternative approaches. You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here is a link so you can find which stations carry our broadcast. If you can’t listen to the bro ..read more
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Show 1379: The Healing Power of Pets
The People's Pharmacy | The People's Perspective on Medicine
by Joe and Terry Graedon
3M ago
This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your stories and questions about living with animals. Does a cat purring on your lap help you calm down after a hectic day? Has walking the dog become a part of your exercise routine? Tell us about your pets at 888-472-3366 between 7 and 8 am EST. Or send us your stories ahead of time: radio@peoplespharmacy.com. Veterinarian Chuck Miller and veterinary technician Kevlin Swepston will be answering your questions and responding to your reports. You could listen through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or ..read more
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