• Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    No matter what part of the body we're talking about, most everything follows the same mantra: Use it or lose it.

    If you don't work your muscles, they'll turn to mashed potatoes. If you don't exercise your heart, your arteries will become more clogged than Chewbacca's shower drain. And even uro...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lowest incomes may have a higher risk for a circulatory condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.

    People with PAD have narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the limbs, most often the legs. The...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Your knee joints are the UPS men of your body, even if they don't tote clipboards. They carry your body no matter how heavy the package-and without the help of dollies. Just as it's easier for the UPS guy to carry a book than a refrigerator, it's also easier for your knees to haul lighter freight....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart.

    Researchers analyzed more than 50 studies that examined drinking habits and heart health in more than 260,000 people.

    They found that ...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help raise your HDL cholesterol-the "healthy" cholesterol carried through your body by high-density lipoproteins. It actually helps clean out your arteries as it moves through. When it comes to HDL, higher is better-so an HDL level of 60 versus one of...Read More