Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

Bio

Sharecare co-creator Dr. Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the Emmy Winning host of the nationally syndicated talk show, "The Dr. Oz Show". He has authored or co-authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 100 heart operations annually.

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  • Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital

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  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Sometimes it feels like the only health news getting attention is the bad news. Every time you pick up the newspaper, you read a stat or story that seems depressing: Another case of Alzheimer's. Diabetes rates are skyrocketing. Americans are fatter than Donald Trump's wallet. The effect? Eventually,...Read More
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    Binge-watching shows like House of Cards or Parks and Recreation may seem like a fun way to spend your time....Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.

    "This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent heart failure and other chr...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    One genetic problem associated with obesity is called leptin deficiency (leptin is a hormone associated with satiety). For folks who either don't produce leptin or block its signals, they usually become morbidly obese, and the problem is surely genetic. While some people have these abnormalities,...Read More
  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
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    Think you’re hitting the gym hard? You might not be doing as much as you thought. Turns out people typically...Full Post
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    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.

    Best known in the United States under the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is the most...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

    "We found that drinking three to five cups a day...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    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 --...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    According to US Department of Agriculture’s NHANES surveys and the Nielsen Homescan survey, up to 30% of Americans consume diet drinks and other products that contain sugar substitutes. Sugar substitutes are added to nearly 6,000 products sold in the United States, including baby foods, frozen dinners,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.

    The study included almos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

    The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating half of people with uncontrolled high blood pressure could prevent 10 million heart attacks and strokes worldwide over 10 years, according to experts.

    Most people with uncontrolled high blood pressure (or "hypertension") are in low- and m...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    With some major exceptions, sleep is a lot like sex. It's something you really look forward to, and it makes you feel great when you're done. Most importantly, though, sleep is more like your boss-it's much more agreeable when it goes uninterrupted.

    Lack of sleep makes you less mentally aware, more fa...Read More
  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    There’s nothing pretty about hemorrhoids, but they’ve afflicted the world’s most beautiful women (Marilyn...Full Post