Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

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  • 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
  • Temporarily Gassy Vegetarians Live Longer–and They’re Good for The Environment!

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    “Beans, beans, the musical fruit/The more you eat, the more you toot./The more you toot, the better you feel./So eat your beans at every meal!” That schoolyard rhyme contains some nutritional truth because, if you’re like most...Full Post
  • Help Kids Spring into Summer: Trampoline Safety

    A new study says from 2002 to 2011 over one million trampoline injuries (almost all happen at home) cost $1 BILLION in emergency hospital care. Kids around nine-years-old account for most of the fractures to fingers, hands, forearms, and elbows. Injuries to the head,...Full Post
  • Does Calling Obesity a Disease Matter?

    Last year when the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, public health officials and doctors were hopeful it would provide more than 200 million overweight and obese North Americans with an understanding of the seriousness of their condition and...Full Post