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:
    You actually have two types of sweat glands that produce stuff that looks and feels like sweat. Most of this secreted fluid serves a beneficial purpose by helping to flush toxins out of your body. It's only the apocrine sweat gland that secretes the odor-the smell that produces part of our identity,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

    Using CT scans of mummified remains...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    You can get vitamin D from two sources: the sun, and from things you put in your mouth (meaning food and supplements).

    The sun actually triggers a chemical reaction that turns inactive vitamin D into active vitamin D, but most people aren't exposed to enough sun to get the recommended amount of...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.

    Showing up at the emergency room at night, on weekends or during holidays is associated with a 13 percent higher risk for...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Alcohol is a double-edged sword. In its favor, it decreases inflammation, for reasons not fully understood. But too much of it can cause aging of the immune system, perhaps by inactivating the cells that defend you.
    Anything more than about two and a half drinks daily for men and one and a half drinks...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

    But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, t...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Unless you're a mermaid or have the last name of Phelps and spend all day in the water, swimming won't unconditionally save you from getting joint pain, but it may help delay the onset. And it will certainly help you stay in shape while you're recovering from problems associated with your joints....Read More
  • Mehmet Oz, MD posted a photo:
    Do you want to sleep better without drugs? Read this article Dr Roizen and I wrote.. http://bit.ly/1ri8E9d
  • 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