The People's Pharmacy Radio Program

The People's Pharmacy Radio Program

From North Carolina Public Radio

Everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs are discussed 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.More from The People's Pharmacy Radio Program »

Most Recent Episodes

Show 1014: Dr. Andrew Weil on Good Food Fast

Dr. Andrew Weil, the country's leading expert in integrative medicine, believes that good health begins in the kitchen. It's hardly revolutionary to propose that diet matters when it comes to our health, but so many people feel that eating delicious, healthy home-cooked meals isn't possible for them. They don't have time, they say, or they [...]

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Show 1013: Bacon Causes Cancer! How Good Is the Science Behind the Headlines?

Bacon and Cancer: Not long ago, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Cancer Research stirred up a lot of controversy by announcing that processed meats such as bacon or hot dogs should be classified as human carcinogens. What does this pronouncement actually mean? Has it changed the way you cook or eat, and should [...]

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Show 2012: What to Do About a Ghost in Your Brain

Head injuries are all too common, affecting millions of Americans every year. They can result in brain injury if the brain gets jostled inside the skull. This can be a problem even if the incident did not result in a loss of consciousness (a "blackout"). Around 5,000 people daily experience a concussion as a result [...]

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Show 1011: Sports and Concussions

Sports are a great way for kids to get physical activity and learn teamwork. But how vulnerable are kids' brains when they play sports? In many popular sports such as football, soccer or lacrosse, players may collide with each other or with the ball. How could a bump on the head affect the brain? What [...]

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Show 990: Diet and Lifestyle as Gene Therapy (Archive)

We air this show in memory of Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, who died last month. He was a frequent guest on The People's Pharmacy and we are sorry to learn of his unexpected death. Genetic Destiny: We are all born with certain genes that help determine our height and the color of our eyes as well [...]

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Show 1010: Beating Sugar Addiction

It may sound far-fetched to propose that someone has an addiction to candy or soft drinks. But brain scans show that some of the reward pathways associated with a sweet taste are very similar to those linked to addictive substances. Might you be addicted to sugar? People at Risk for Sugar Addiction: Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum [...]

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