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  • Don’t Let Hot Weather Kick in Kidney Stones

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Death Valley gets less than two inches of rain a year and summer temperatures can soar to 120°F or higher. Chances are that’s one place you’d be sure to drink plenty of water.

    But if you’re in towns like Portland,...Full Post
  • Fortified Foods: Is Your Child Getting Too Many Vitamins?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Mr. T, CP3-Os, and Urkel Os were cereals once marketed to kids (in case they craved angry, extraterrestrial, nerdy foods). Today, celebrity tie-ins include U.S. World Cup team member, Omar Gonzalez, for Fruity Pebbles....Full Post
  • The Low Down on High Fructose

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When Grimm’s wicked witch asked, “Who's nibbling on my house?" Hansel and Gretel ignored the question and continued to break pieces off her tasty gingerbread cottage. We bet that house was sweetened with high fructose...Full Post
  • The Latest Dual-Source CT Scanners

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    There are many instances in science (Masters and Johnson) and the arts (Gilbert and Sullivan, Lennon and McCartney) where two heads are better than one. Another example of the added value of two heads? The latest CT...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
  • 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
  • Why You Should Turn On the Tunes

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Music may soothe the savage beast, but it can up your game and competitiveness, too. Seems you can amplify your sense of power, improve your abstract thinking, and cut your reaction time, by cranking up the music....Full Post
  • No Raw Deal for Your Pet

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Think the raw pet food trend is good for your pet? Think again -- it could actually harm you as well. Raw pet food often contains meat, bones and organs that are easily contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria mon...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
  • Want to Live Longer? Add Beans to Your Diet

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Want to live longer? Try adding more veggies -- especially fiber-rich beans -- to your diet. Doing this can -- for a while -- may increase production in your gas pipeline, which can be a bit uncomfortable, but it’s...Full Post