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  • Recreational Marijuana: How Safe Is it?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    When Cheech and Chong lit up the movie screens with their marijuana-fogged dialogue they probably never imagined cannabis would become legal. But today more than 20 states have authorized medical marijuana, while Colorado...Full Post
  • Concerned about Afib? Get Aggressive about Losing Weight

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Some people describe a surge of romantic passion as your heart “skipping a beat,” but if your doctor tells you this, it may mean you have (or are headed for) atrial fibrillation or afib.

    Afib is a disturbed heart...Full Post
  • Grill Safely Without the Toxic Risks

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    When the weather is just right, it’s hard not to fire up the grill. Eating a lot of grilled protein amps-up the risk of pancreatic cancer and some studies point to increased risk for stomach and rectal cancers. Turns...Full Post
  • Cell Phones Calling off the Sperm

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Guys, want to keep your sperm healthy and increase your chances of conception if you’re trying to have a baby? Keep your phone out of your pocket.

    A study found normal movement of sperm is compromised by around 8%...Full Post
  • Do You Overestimate How Much You Exercise?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Think you’re hitting the gym hard? You might not be doing as much as you thought. Turns out people typically overestimate how intensely they’re exercising and lose the benefits of an effective workout.

    In a recent...Full Post
  • Distracted Parenting

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    With 1.4 billion smartphones floating around, it’s clear techno-intensity is making people drop out of conversations, relationships, and their own lives. And it’s not just teenagers or young adults zoning into phones...Full Post
  • 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