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  • Today’s Fast Pace Contributing to Less Sleep

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Learn to set the pace: In 1925, WWI flying ace Eddie Rickenbacher did it, so did James Garner in 1957 and Jay Leno in 1999. They drove pace cars at the Indianapolis 500. But when their pace cars pulled off the track...Full Post
  • Stay Away From Spray Tans

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have more in common than yesterday’s news. They’re spray tan fans and like other pale-skinned North Americans they’re opting for dodging the sun’s rays while still getting a glow from...Full Post
  • When It’s Smart to Skip School

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When school systems closed because of over-hyped Ebola fears, we worried the “cry wolf effect” might interfere with real reasons to keep kids home from school. Sometimes it’s smart to keep them home to avoid infecting...Full Post
  • Joining Forces: PET/MRI Scans

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In the late 1800s, Ralph Waldo Emerson was credited with saying “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” Even though historians now agree he didn’t use those exact words, his concept...Full Post
  • Getting Smart About Smartphones

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Around 1880, Alexander Graham Bell prophesized, “One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA.” About 60 years later, Thomas Watson, chairman and CEO of IBM, went out on a limb saying, “I think...Full Post
  • Getting Help for Chronic Fatigue

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    For more than 2.5 million North Americans, the exhaustion, pain and brain fog of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are an everyday challenge. Now, a Institute of Medicine (IOM) report suggests a new name and a better...Full Post
  • How to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When 23-year-old singer-songwriter James Taylor starred in the 1971 drag-racing movie Two Lane Blacktop his character loved speeding down the highway. But with age comes wisdom (sometimes) and by 1988, J.T. was crooning,...Full Post
  • Is Arsenic in Your Family's Food?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    From rice and apple juice to beer and infant formula, a growing variety of foods and drinks are turning out to contain arsenic. At high levels, or over years of exposure to moderately-high levels, arsenic raises your...Full Post
  • How to Rebound for Your Health

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When LeBron James left the Miami Heat after four seasons, their fortunes went south --and now they’re losing three out of every five games. But Miami’s loss was the Cleveland Cavaliers gain. King James went back to...Full Post
  • Beef Up Your Brain With Exercise

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In the 1988 movie Twins, Julius and Vincent Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito) are the result of an experiment to produce the perfect child. And you’re supposed to accept that the two are genetically...Full Post