The People's Pharmacy

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Joe and Terry Graedon have become two of the nation's leading health care authorities. With backgrounds in pharmacology, nutrition, and medical anthropology, the Graedons have joined forces to explore the most interesting, compelling, and controversial health and medical issues of our time. And they do it in a fun and entertaining way. The People's Pharmacy features nationally recognized authorities on medicine, mental health, nutrition, fitness, and related issues. Guests discuss current issues and answer call-in questions from listeners.

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:32pm
    Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Sometimes joints just start complaining because of accumulated wear and tear. Sports medicine specialists often need to evaluate the best methods for overcoming pain and […]
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 2:08am
    More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not necessarily clear what may trigger the immune system to attack the lining of the digestive tract. Find out about the symptoms of IBD and how it is distinguished from IBS, […]
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:15pm
    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. Find out about the benefits of hemp oil. Although it is related to marijuana, this product is not psychotropic. It is, however, an […]
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 6:40am
    Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually do what needs to be done. Have you ever considered the impact of an insurance pre-authorization requirement on a physician’s work day? We speak with Dr. Danielle Ofri about a […]
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:14am
    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here’s what it’s about: An ever-increasing appreciation of the complexity of ecosystems has begun to change farming practices so that they become more sustainable. Science is demonstrating that our human bodies are […]