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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  • 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
  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Although some prescription drugs are prescribed to elevate serotonin levels by blocking degradation or inactivation of this neurotransmitter, natural methods-relaxation techniques and eating so-called happy foods, including turkey and chocolate-can achieve the same effect.

    Chocolate also releases...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of suffering from high blood pressure may rise depending on the state you live in, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that people living in low-income states are more likely ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.

    The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having eithe...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


    From bionic eyes to robotic legs, an avalanche of recent innovations in medical gadgetry is improving life...Full Post
  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Mixing sleep and sex can have serious consequences. Sexsomnia -- engaging in sexual activity while asleep...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

    The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group.

    "Young women with multiple ris...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.

    The finding could prompt widespread concern, ...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    One of the main liver diseases we see is hepatitis-an inflammation of the liver, which is mainly caused by viruses (but it can also be caused by autoimmune conditions, genetics, some poisons).

    Hepatitis A is often in the news from bad food-i.e. a preparer who didn't wash hands properly can poison...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


    Want to make a simple lifestyle change to help you lose weight? Quit eating out for every meal and start...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns.

    "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there," said Dr. T...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report.

    Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But for ab...Full Article