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  • The Sensational Power of Smells

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Pepé Le Pew, the amorous French skunk who cavorted through Looney Tunes from 1945 to 1962, was not particularly scents-ative. Little did he know -- and neither did scientists then -- that some scent-sations (although...Full Post
  • Improper Use of Life-Saving Devices

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The answer to the old joke, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”(the answer being “practice”) contains some much-needed advice about how to use a couple of potentially life-saving medical devices: The epinephrine pen for...Full Post
  • Why Young Girls Shouldn’t Diet

    By Michael Roizen, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Childhood obesity is on the rise -- about 17% of North American kids are beyond overweight. At the same time, children and teens are inundated with glorified images of super-skinny women -- from runway models with t...Full Post
  • The Truth About Hangovers

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    From the ancient practice of downing a mixture of ground bird beak and myrrh, to concoctions of Worcestershire sauce, raw egg and red pepper, hangover remedies have been around for centuries. While these liquid solutions...Full Post
  • Healthy Restaurant Eating

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The latest survey of restaurant meals in America reveals how easy it is to set off a nutrition bomb when you eat out. The Big Hook Up platter from Joe's Crab Shack (crab balls with cream cheese, beer-battered fish...Full Post
  • 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