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  • 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
  • Preventing Peanut Allergies in Kids

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When Mark Drew painted Peanuts comic strip characters mouthing rap lyrics by Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., and others, some folks thought it made Peanuts too menacing.

    Now there’s a plan for how to make real peanuts...Full Post
  • Fun Way to Get More Steps: Try Walking Football

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    We knew Landon Donovan’s career was winding down when he wasn’t named to the last U.S. World Cup Soccer Team. After he retired in 2014 everyone assumed his competitive playing days were over. However, across The Pond,...Full Post