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  • An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    An ancient papyrus scroll indicates that even back in 1550 B.C. people used salicylate-rich plants to ease pain. Flash forward 3500 years: That same plant-based ingredient has been refined into what we call aspirin...Full Post
  • Why You Should Turn On the Tunes

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Music may soothe the savage beast, but it can up your game and competitiveness, too. Seems you can amplify your sense of power, improve your abstract thinking, and cut your reaction time, by cranking up the music. So...Full Post
  • Memory Boosters for Kids

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Are you worried that your child has some short-term memory problems that’s affecting their schoolwork? Don’t give up: kids (and adults for that matter) can train their mind to hold onto incoming information.

    Working memory p...Full Post
  • Sneeze-Busting Strategies to Fight Allergies

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Sneezing, congestion, and itchy, watery red eyes – seasonal allergies just won’t quit. So why are you feeling the symptoms so bad? A single ragweed plant can release up to one million pollen grains a day. Inhaled,...Full Post
  • The Pros and Cons of Processed Foods

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Processed items have been getting big press; and it’s not all good. There’s a debate going on about good vs. bad processed food and the FDA’s proposal to give added sugar its own line on processed foods’ nutrition labels....Full Post
  • The Plant-Power Diet

    By Michael Roizen, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD

    You know how delicious juicy tomatoes, sweet peaches and sizzling hot peppers are, but are you aware of the power of fruit and veggies for your heart health? Get the scoop on how a plant-based diet can help your heart...Full Post
  • Kegels for Men

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    When urogynecologists in Grand Rapids, Michigan, helped set up the “Laugh Don’t Leak” comedy show last year, they wanted to become rainmakers for the National Association for Continence. And while that fundraiser didn’t...Full Post
  • Light Up Your Life

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Want to have more energy, feel more alert and be happier in general? Try this easy tip: soak up some sunshine.

    According to a study, nurses exposed to natural light had lower blood pressure, increased alertness, better...Full Post
  • How to Break the Health Insurance-Stress Cycle

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    The plot of the TV series Breaking Bad hinged on the premise that overwhelming stress caused by out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment could turn a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher into a drug kingpin....Full Post
  • Healthy Restaurant Eating

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    The latest survey of restaurant meals in America reveals how easy it is to set off a nutrition bomb when you eat out. The Big Hook Up platter from Joe's Crab Shack (crab balls with cream cheese, beer-battered fish and...Full Post