People's Pharmacy on WVTF, RADIO IQ, RADIO IQ w/BBC News
Everything from home remedies to the latest break-through drugs are discussed each weekend on The People’s Pharmacy. 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. And they take calls from listeners. The People’s Pharmacy airs live Saturday mornings at 7:00 on WVTF. The program is rebroadcast on RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 pm.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:36amDiagnosis is the very foundation of medical care. Without an accurate diagnosis, doctors have no way of determining the appropriate treatment. Decades ago, doctors used to rely heavily on the patient’s account of her problem (called the “history”) and the doctor’s direct physical examination of the patient. Medical students still learn these skills, but in […]
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:38pmWe don’t always pay attention to our sense of touch, though it is critical to survival. Sensations of pain, heat or cold protect us from injury. But the importance of touch goes far beyond that. Pain and Pleasure: Our sense of touch also provides us with great pleasure. Caress is an essential element of bonding […]
Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:20pmDr. Peter Gøtzsche worked for the pharmaceutical industry years ago supervising clinical trials and working in regulatory affairs. But this industry insider has become the toughest of critics. Dr. Gøtzsche is concerned about the impact that big pharma exerts on health care. Pharmaceutical firms are among the most profitable in the world. In the US […]
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:31pmPeople who have had difficulty getting an accurate diagnosis of their ailments may feel that their doctors are not taking them seriously. Perhaps if they had MD degrees themselves, the diagnostic process would be more productive. A Medical Mystery This is not always the case, however. Our guest, Neil Spector, MD, is a distinguished researcher […]
Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:30pmMost of us know what we should do to clean up our lifestyles–eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and so on ad nauseum. You’ve heard it all before. But we don’t necessarily do the things we know that we ought to. Perhaps we think it doesn’t really matter for us, at least not right now. […]