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  • Meet the New Nutrition Powerhouse: Leafy Greens

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Heart-shaped leaves and a peppery punch make watercress a foodie favorite in salads and sandwiches. And recently, this leafy green took the top ranking for its nutritional wallop. In a report from New Jersey’s William...Full Post
  • How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    From taking hard hits on the football field to making marathons look easy, being a world-class athlete takes guts. Now researchers have actually gone and probed athletes’ guts to discover what goes on in there -- and...Full Post
  • Sex Headaches

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    The truth about sex and headaches still remains elusive: Around 1% of folks admit that arousal or orgasm gives them a headache -- but experts think most people are too embarrassed to fess up and the actual rate is...Full Post
  • Brushing Up Your Immune System

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Want an easy way to stay healthy? Keep your pearly whites shining. Bystaying on top of your oral health and avoiding periodontal or advanced gum disease, you can keep immune system strong and it will fight off the...Full Post
  • Get Healthy with the Sleep Diet

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    With computers, smart phones, and 1,000-station HDTVs, our sleep-crisis might be at an all-time high -- creating a multitude of health hazards, including obesity and depression. But try our sleep diet, and you and...Full Post
  • New Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    When a low-energy Cher was finally diagnosed with CFS/ME (chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyelitis) in 1992, she stopped performing for three years; and CFS sidelined Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a...Full Post
  • The Magic of Mushrooms

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    In John Tenniel’s 1865 illustrations for Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland, three-inch tall Alice encounters a hookah-smoking caterpillar, sitting on a mushroom: “One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you...Full Post
  • Difficulty Exercising ... and ...ADHD Meds and Heart Risks

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Q: Every year, I have a harder time getting back into my regular summer workouts—running 10Ks, swimming, playing tennis. I’m not that old—just 43—and I can’t stand to be this tired and out of shape. Any advice?
    Vinny...Full Post
  • Major Review of Vaccine Safety Offers Good News

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Actor Frank Langella gave Barbara Walters the chicken pox a couple of years ago when he kissed her just as he was coming down with shingles! Apparently Langella didn’t get the shingles vaccine (available since 2006) and...Full Post
  • Eight Ways to Save Your Hearing

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Can’t hear the TV, a quiet conversation, or your best friend on the phone? You’re not alone. Up to 52% of adults over age 50 may have hearing loss -- half of it severe enough to interfere with everyday life. And the long-term...Full Post