People's Pharmacy on WVTF, RADIO IQ, RADIO IQ w/BBC News

Saturdays at 7:00 am on WVTF, Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00 pm on RADIO IQ.

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.

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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:32pm
    What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious cancers? Doctors recognize that such remissions sometimes occur, but they rarely study them. The problem is that remissions are uncommon and unpredictable, and consequently difficult to study. The Research Psychotherapist Kelly Turner interviewed more than a thousand people who had undergone a […]
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:44pm
    Americans frequently boast that we have the best health care in the world. While that may be debated in some quarters, no one doubts that our health care system is the most expensive. What makes American health care so pricey, and is there anything that could be done about it? Evaluating Obamacare One approach that […]
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:28pm
    Dizziness is a common problem, but not easily diagnosed. A little lightheadedness could be a reaction to dehydration or blood pressure medication. But when the room is spinning, walking can become difficult or even dangerous. A fall, especially for an older person, can have very serious consequences. When Is Dizziness Dangerous? When does vertigo signal […]
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:47pm
    Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services collaborate on producing Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These are supposed to tell us what we should be eating. They are also used to shape institutional food choices, such as those in schools or prisons. Changes Expected Will there be any changes in […]
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:47pm
    We are all born with certain genes that help determine our height and the color of our eyes as well as our likelihood of developing certain diseases. The genes don’t change, but their activity can change significantly in response to living conditions. The study of how gene activity can be modified is called epigenetics. Epigenetics […]