A truly independent voice bringing you everything from home remedies to the latest medical advances.
Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss their research on issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.
For more than four decades, the Graedons have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health.
Tune in to get up to speed in less than 5 minutes on the week's breaking health news at the top of each podcast.
The podcast provides insights not found anywhere else about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Hear stories about side effects, interactions, and generic drug complications that often haven’t yet reached the FDA.
You will discover details on home remedies, too: foods, herbs, and supplements that can ease the symptoms of common ailments. Our listeners often share their own valuable experiences on our website, and we frequently discuss those stories on the podcast as well.
Show 1227: What Do You Need to Know About Airborne Virus?
Early in July, more than 200 scientists sent a letter to the World Health Organization urging it to consider the strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted through tiny aerosol particles as well as through larger droplets. (Clinical Infectious Diseases, July 6, 2020). Both of our guest experts today signed […]
Show 1148: What Can You Do About Kidney Stones? (Archive)
Kidney stones afflict an estimated three million Americans each year, resulting in at least half a million trips to the emergency department. But what are they and what can you do about them? How do they form and how might you prevent them? We hear from a listener who has first-hand experience of the pain […]
Show 1226: The Coronavirus Hunter Gives You an Update
Back in May, 2020, we spoke with a scientist known internationally as the coronavirus hunter. Dr. Ralph Baric has been studying coronaviruses for more than three decades. He was involved in the early research on some possible drugs to treat people with COVID-19. Five months is a short time under normal circumstances, but the pandemic […]
Show 1170: What Makes Your Immune System an Elegant Defense? (Archive)
This show first aired in June, 2019, before anyone had heard of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19. Today, understanding how your immune system works to overcome an infection is more important than ever. Just how does your immune system manage to ward off unwanted bacteria or viruses? This “elegant defense” is sometimes described as though it were […]
Show 1225: What Is the Evidence on Vaccines and Masks?
We have had eight months of COVID-19 pandemic, and there is nobody anywhere who isn’t ready for it to be over. That is why there is quite a bit of excitement about the potential for vaccines. Several have started phase 3 trials already. What does that mean and what can we expect? Where Will We […]
Show 1224: What Is the Best Way to Manage Your Heartburn?
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 up into the esophagus where it doesn’t belong. People used to chew antacids like Tums or Rolaids to neutralize the acid. Do you know […]