The Natural Way

Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance is a problem for everyone. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of several bacteria that cause…


The Risks from Steroids

Steroids are prescribed for many common conditions. The risks of long-term use are well-known. But new research indicates that short-term use is just as dangerous.


Is a Beta-Blocker Right For You

If you have high blood pressure or have had a heart attack, your doctor probably prescribed a beta-blocker. But many people taking these drugs are taking the wrong one…or don’t...


Shingle 101

For a condition as common as shingles—one in three people will get it at some point—there’s a surprising lack of…


Tylenol Could Be Toxic If You’re Low on This Nutrient

Over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) is taken by millions of people around the world to relieve pain and fever. It’s a safe…


Typical Drug Doses May Be Harmful for Some Pregnancies

Nearly all pregnant women take some type of medication, but the typical dose may be harmful for slow-growing babies. Here, the research findings…

Drug Interactions

Medication Wallet Card

Fill in this downloadable medication card, print out and keep it in your wallet. Having the list with you at all times…


Medication and Supplement Record

Medication can play a crucial role in your health—if it’s used properly. To help you keep track of the medications…


The Dangers of Antidepressants No One Is Talking About — With Joe Graedon

More than 40 million people over age 12 are on antidepressants in the US.


Is Prednisone Causing My Weight Gain?

Prednisone is often used to treat pain and other conditions, but it can lead to a range of side effects. Here, the potential harms to watch out for...


Your Prescription May Not Have Been Tested: Exploring the World of Off Label Drugs – with Joe Graedon

Joe Graedon joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to discuss the common and risky practice of off label drug use.


The Truth About Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Everyone laments the high cost of prescription drugs. But few people know that they can fight back. Here’s what to do…


Is This “Safe” Opioid Painkiller Addictive?

Some opioid painkillers are considered more addictive than others. Here’s what the new research shows about tramadol…

Common Threads

Why I Don’t Like to Be First on Line

Americans love being first on line to get shiny new toys. When it comes to health discoveries, step to the back of the line. It could save your life.

Aging for Beginners

Cannabis: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Weed Anymore

“Smoking weed” has moved from the dark corners of artists’ hang-outs to bright shopping centers. It’s kind of a shame.