People's Pharmacy

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KSFC 91.9
Sunday 1pm - 2pm
Joe and Terry GraedonJoe and Terry Graedon's weekly health talk show, translating medical information into something everyone can understand.

In 1976, when The People's Pharmacy was originally published, it was one of the first books providing drug and health information to consumers. It went on to become a number one bestseller. Since then, Joe and Terry Graedon have gone on to write 14 additional books. 

In addition, they write The People's Pharmacy syndicated newspaper column, distributed by King Features, co-host an award-winning health talk show on public radio, and speak frequently on health issues.


About the hosts:
Joe Graedon
received his BS from Pennsylvania State University in 1967 and then did research at the New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute in Princeton. In 1971, he earned his MS in pharmacology from the University of Michigan. Joe began writing a book to explain medications in an easy-to-understand, friendly style.   He has taught at Duke University School of Nursing and the UCSF School of Pharmacy and is an adjunct assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. From 1971 to 1974 he taught pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the Universidad Autonoma "Benito Juarez" of Oaxaca, Mexico. Joe received the Medical Self-Care award for The People's Pharmacy in 1976. He was elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow for "exceptional contribution to the communication of the rational use of pharmaceutical products and an understanding of health issues to the public" in 2005. Joe was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Long Island University in 2006 as one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer. 
 
Terry graduated an AB from Bryn Mawr College in 1969, majoring in anthropology. She completed her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

The Graedons are frequent guests on "Dateline NBC," "20/20," "Extra," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Good Morning America," "CBS Morning News," "Today" and "NBC Evening News." They were awarded the Silver Award for public affairs from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. They also received the "Health Headliner of 1998" Award from America Talks Health for "superior contribution to the advancement of medicine and public health education." Joe and Terry were named Ambassadors of the City of Medicine in 1999 and were the 1999 Harriet Cook Carter Distinguished Lecturers for the Duke University School of Nursing. In 2003 Joe and Terry received the Alvarez Award at the 63rd annual conference of the American Medical Writers Association for "Excellence in Medical Communications." They were named "Hometown Heroes" through the WCHL Village Pride Award in 2009.

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