Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

Bio

Sharecare co-creator Dr. Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the Emmy Winning host of the nationally syndicated talk show, "The Dr. Oz Show". He has authored or co-authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 100 heart operations annually.

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  • Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital

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  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The theory of spontaneous generation—living creatures can emerge from inanimate objects—was considered good...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of small-particle air pollution can increase your risk for narrowing of the neck (carotid) arteries, which may raise your risk for stroke, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed the results of cardiovascular screening tests from more t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you start an exercise program, it might inspire your spouse to do the same, a new study says.

    "When it comes to physical fitness, the best peer pressure to get moving could be coming from the person who sits across from you at the breakfast tab...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests.

    Researchers found that among more than 450,000 European adults, those whose diets were about 70 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in your mid-40s and slim, without high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests.

    The study, led by cardiologist Dr. Faraz Ahmad of Northwester...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Flavonoids are found in food in things like teas and dark-colored berries. They're similar to vitamins and are important in maintaining health. Studies have suggested an association between diets high in flavonoids and a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease. They're what gives a lot of foods...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

    "It looks like the inability to cope well with stress contributes to the risk of heart disease,"...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.

    Researchers found that statins were associated with an almost 50 percent higher risk of developing ty...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Standard diabetes prevention advice (lose weight, exercise, eat better) is not getting through to, or even...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests.

    The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increase the risk for death b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy doesn't seem to increase a man's risk of heart attack or stroke, a pair of new studies suggests.

    "Testosterone therapy in any form -- gel, pills or injections -- does not appear to cause adverse cardiovascular effects," sai...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, another study suggests.

    The study included more than 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 per...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against further damage in heart attack patients, a preliminary study suggests.

    The research included 374 heart attack survivors who received standard treatment and took either a 4-gram prescription-...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Sometimes it feels like the only health news getting attention is the bad news. Every time you pick up the newspaper, you read a stat or story that seems depressing: Another case of Alzheimer's. Diabetes rates are skyrocketing. Americans are fatter than Donald Trump's wallet. The effect? Eventually,...Read More
  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Binge-watching shows like House of Cards or Parks and Recreation may seem like a fun way to spend your time....Full Post