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Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997

Location:

Durham, NC

Description:

Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997

Language:

English

Contact:

800 732 2334


Episodes

Show 1374: Marvelous Medicinal Mushrooms

2/15/2024
This week, we talk with 4th-generation herbalist, research scientist and mycologist, Dr. Christopher Hobbs. He extolls the benefits of mushrooms not only as nutritious foods, but also as important components of natural medicine. What should you know about marvelous medicinal mushrooms? You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the […]

Duration:01:01:23

Show 1373: Malady of the Mind

2/7/2024
This week, our guest is one of the country’s leading experts on schizophrenia, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman. He teaches at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, part of Columbia University, where he studies the treatment of mental illness. His research led to the therapeutic strategy of early detection and intervention for a malady of the […]

Duration:01:06:07

Show 1372: Breaking the Cycle of Food Cravings

1/31/2024
This week, our guest is renowned addiction psychiatrist Jud Brewer. He teaches at Brown University in both the School of Public Health and the Medical School, and he has developed programs that utilize mindfulness to help us figure out why we overeat, get hooked on social media or drink too much. His approach has helped […]

Duration:00:58:55

Show 1371: America’s Pharmacist Compares Natural Healing and Pharmaceuticals

1/24/2024
This week, we talk with America’s Pharmacist, Suzy Cohen, about the effectiveness of medications and natural healing. Suzy has a multimedia presence in newspapers and on television. Millions of people trust her advice on over-the-counter and prescription medicines. She is also a strong advocate for natural approaches. You may want to listen through your local […]

Duration:00:58:56

Show 1370: Winterizing Your Skin and Hair

1/18/2024
This week, dermatologist Chris Adigun joins us live in the studio to answer your questions about how to treat your skin and hair when the weather gets cold. Cold wind, low humidity and forced hot air indoors can all conspire to dry out your skin. Call in your questions about winterizing your skin at 888-472-3366 […]

Duration:00:58:56

Show 1369: What to Do If You Catch the Flu

1/11/2024
This week, we hear from pulmonologist Roger Seheult, MD, about ways we can strengthen our immune responses to respiratory infections. Seasonal influenza activity is high and still rising in most parts of the country. In addition, wastewater surveillance shows that COVID-19 cases are widespread and surging. Cold viruses are also circulating. Find out what strategies […]

Duration:01:07:42

Show 1368: Why Overcoming Loneliness Is Crucial for Your Health

1/4/2024
In this week’s interview, Dr. Robert Waldinger of Harvard University explains why overcoming loneliness is essential for our health. His research, summarized in The Good Life, shows that close relationships are crucial for a satisfying life. In addition, the Surgeon General has issued a comprehensive report on the epidemic of loneliness and its effects on […]

Duration:01:01:53

Show 1345: Secrets to Living a Long Healthy Life (Archive)

12/28/2023
Too many of us assume that aging automatically brings debility and cognitive decline. So it is a pleasure to talk with a centenarian who is ready to share the secrets to living a long healthy life. Secrets to Living a Long Healthy Life: Dr. Gladys McGarey is 102 years old. She spent her childhood in […]

Duration:01:03:06

Show 1324: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders (Archive)

12/21/2023
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, you’ll hear an internationally recognized expert on overcoming eating disorders. There are several different types of eating disorders, and they are far more common than most people realize. With so much emotion surrounding food and body image, you might have a hard time understanding how to help […]

Duration:01:07:16

Show 1367: How to Evaluate Prescription Drugs

12/14/2023
In this week’s interview, Dr. Aaron Carroll of Indiana University discusses what we should take into account when we evaluate prescription drugs. How can we tell if the benefits would outweigh the risks for us? You may want to listen to it through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 […]

Duration:00:59:25

Show 1366: How a Pharmacist Helps Doctors with Deprescribing

12/7/2023
In this week’s interview, a board-certified geriatric pharmacist explains why taking an older person off a medication might be just as important as putting them on one. In fact, since prescriptions tend to accumulate over time, the delicate art of deprescribing is even more essential. This pharmacist helps physicians determine how to reduce the number […]

Duration:00:59:29

Show 1365: Revealing the Secrets of Sudden Cardiac Death

11/30/2023
This week’s interview is on an underappreciated killer, sudden cardiac death. This is not the same thing as a heart attack. Our guest, Dr. Zian Tseng, has been studying cardiac arrest for years to learn why it happens and what to do about it. You may want to listen to it through your local public […]

Duration:01:08:57

Show 1364: Staying Sharp Through Better Hearing

11/22/2023
This week’s interviews focus on the benefits of better hearing. Dr. Frank Lin describes the results of the ACHIEVE study, in which some participants got a very significant delay in the onset of cognitive decline if they were provided with needed hearing aids. We also talk with a reporter about recently introduced over-the-counter devices. You […]

Duration:01:02:16

Show 1322: Herbs for Healing and Optimal Wellness (Archive)

11/16/2023
In this episode of our nationally syndicated radio show, we talk with two physicians who have looked closely at the research on using herbs for healing. Sometimes, people dismiss the medicines we can find in plants as old wives’ tales or silly home remedies. Increasingly, however, scientists are confirming that certain herbs can be very […]

Duration:01:22:11

Show 1363: Defeating Seasonal Affective Disorder

11/9/2023
This week, we interview the doctor who first identified seasonal affective disorder (back in 1984!) and went on to develop treatments. You may want to listen to it 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 […]

Duration:00:59:29

Show 1362: Lowdown on New Medicines for Treating Obesity –Part 2

11/2/2023
This week’s radio show is the second of a two-part series on new medicines for treating obesity. This episode features Dr. Robert Lustig, neuroendocrinologist and anti-obesity crusader. He discusses the uses and disadvantages of drugs such as semaglutide (Wegovy, Ozempic) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro). In addition, he offers a completely different way to combat obesity. You […]

Duration:00:59:29

Show 1361: The Lowdown on New Medicines for Treating Obesity

10/26/2023
This week’s radio show is the first of a two-part series on new medicines for treating obesity. This episode features obesity expert Dr. Jamy Ard. He’ll describe how he uses drugs such as semaglutide (Wegovy, Ozempic) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro). What are the pros and cons of these medications, and what other approaches are available? You […]

Duration:01:01:17

Show 1360: The Pros & Perils of OTC Drugs

10/19/2023
In this broadcast, we answer listeners’ questions about over-the-counter drugs. If you have bought a medicine without a prescription, how do you use it wisely? Dr. Stefanie Ferreri, Distinguished Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is standing by, along with Joe and Terry, to answer your questions about the pros […]

Duration:00:59:27

Show 1359: Is the Food on Your Plate Real or Fake?

10/12/2023
This week’s radio show features two of the country’s leading nutritional epidemiologists, Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard and Dr. Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina. They discuss some of the challenges with the food on our grocery shelves and advise us on how to tell if the food we choose is real or […]

Duration:01:18:44

Show 1358: Upsides and Downsides of Immune-Modifying Drugs

10/5/2023
This week’s radio show features one of our favorite guests, Dr. Robynne Chutkan. She is a gastroenterologist in Washington, DC and is a brilliant communicator. You may want to listen to it through your local public radio station or get the live stream at 7 am EDT on your computer or smart phone (wunc.org). Here […]

Duration:01:03:05