HEALTH & SCIENCE
It's deadly. 30,000 Americans die every year. Can it be stopped? Will you get it? The answer is yes. Dr. Mark Drapkin explains how to get rid of it and even better how to avoid it. Helpful tips for a healthy you.
STRAIGHT TALK PAIN RELIEF
Aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen? What pain reliever works best? Are doctors skittish when it comes to pain management? Dr. Paul Satwicz from Newton Wellesley Hospital gives us straight talk about pain relief.
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
Whether it's the first time or just the annual physical, seeing the doctor isn't what it used to be. Dr. Ronda Rockett from Newton-Wellesley Hospital shares insights and tips when seeing your primary care physician.
ITCHY & SCRATCHY
Bug bites, poison ivy, ticks, wasps, bees, and more attack your skin every summer. To combat these festering sores and bubbling wounds, the Frugal Yankees call on dermatologist Dr. Pam Weinfeld to give solid, practical tips.
In supermarkets, farmer's stands, even Wal-Mart, organic food is selling, but is it what we think? Has big business redefined organic? Are we getting what we pay for? The Frugal Yankees talk to Sam Fromartz, author of Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew.
MUSIC & BRAINS
Music, brains, sex, food, DNA, groupies, rock stars, biological imperatives all mix in Dr. Daniel Levitin's This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, a fascinating look on how music changes you.
BIG BUCKS, BAD MEDS
Are big bucks creating bad medicine? Drug companies spend over $70 billion to influence doctors. Are you at risk? Dr.Jerome Kassirer says yes. He's former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and author of On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health
BIG BAD BEEF
Agribusinesses vs farmers. Grass fed vs feed lot. Hormones vs natural. Cows and beef are the latest battleground in food supply safety, economy and taste. Dr. Patricia Whisnant shares her opinion. Americam's health may be a risk.
Smart tips to lose weight. Find out why most diets don't work as the Frugal Yankees talk with Dr. David Dodson from Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
PERCHANCE TO SLEEP
Sleep habits, sleeping pills, slumber myths and your health are discussed with Dr. Aran Kadar, from the Sleep Lab at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
YOUR BRAIN IS ROTTING
Cell phones destroying brains? Wi-Fi creating cancer? Dr. George Carlo, telecommunication analyst, was hired by them to prove how safe the ubiquitous cell is. So how come he's on other other side now? Listen in and find out what's happening, and if there is anything you can do. The book is Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards.
DEALS ON GLASSES
Robert Krughoff from Consumer's Checkbook has a new survey on the best deals in eyeglasses, for price and service. Surprising results. The best places, and the worst stores, from the big boxes to mom and pop independents.
Every 33 seconds an American has a heart attack. Now Larry Katzenstein and the AARP have produced Living with Heart Disease. It makes it easy to understand and even easier to get yourself healthy. Listen in as the Frugal Yankees get serious about a serious problems. An ounce of prevention...
100 & COUNTING
The fastest growing part of the US population is age 85+. In a few years, millions of Americans will be over 100. What does this mean? Will quality of life be at the forefront? Listen in as the Frugals learn about The 100 Year Lifestyle.