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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Activity

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Generally, I'm into guilt trips as much as I'm into using bourbon as a topical anesthetic, but I also think there's a fine line between guilt and motivation. One of the ways you can help re-program yourself is by writing down (or recording for you technophiles) everything that you eat. In a way, it holds you accountable—you...Read More
  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    To show you the power you have to exercise your brain, look at a study measuring the brain size of London cabbies. Why cabbies? Despite the impression you've gotten from the profanities they hurl at jaywalkers, cabbies have a very neurologically taxing job. They have to memorize the complex layout...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

    The study found that...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD posted a photo:
    Remember that just 1 sunburn can cause wrinkles, so protect your skin by always using at least SPF 30 sunscreen. #OzTip
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has linked divorce to major health problems and even early death, but few stud...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD posted a photo:
    Eat spinach to feel young. The nutrients it contains will help reduce joint pain. #OzTip
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

    The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Depression has become much more widely recognized for the physiological and psychological disease that it is. More than 11 million people take medication for depression, and the World Health Organization lists depression as the second leading cause of disability problems related to illness. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a way to transform ordinary pig heart muscle cells into a "biological pacemaker," a feat that might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans.

    "Rather than having to undergo implantation wi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures tha

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests.

    Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid can accumulate in the bod...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    If you're not a morning person, try to repent. Whenever you book a doctor's appointment, always try to get the first appointment of the day. At that time, things haven't had a chance to become hopelessly backed up, as they typically have by the third appointment.

    Why? Most doctors schedule appointments...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insurance companies should cover home blood pressure-monitoring kits because the devices could bring savings in patient health care costs over the long term, new research indicates.

    "Home blood pressure monitors should be reimbursed, widely adopt...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Joint deterioration, known as osteoarthritis, is so prevalent that it's expected to affect 40 million Americans by the year 2020. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, including your hips, hands, and spine. But there's a prevalence of joint deterioration in the knees - mainly because we rely on...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who indulge in even a drink or two a day of wine or liquor may raise their odds for a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat, a new study suggests.

    The study did not find a similar trend among moderate beer drinkers -- they seeme...Full Article