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  • Whole Grains: Even Better for You Than You Thought

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Corey “Kid Dynamite” Brown and Lily “Tigerlily” Hinton came in first and second at the Bluegrass Nationals BMX competition in Louisville, KY, in the six-year-olds’ category! Now if they can just do as well in the BX...Full Post
  • Sustained Aerobics Can Make You Smarter

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    VO2Max may sound like a new series on the SciFi channel, but it stands for maximum rate of oxygen consumption during exercise and is a measure of aerobic fitness. Cyclist Oskar Svendsen, as an 18 year old in Lillehammer,...Full Post
  • Leafy Greens - Fuel for Good Gut Bacteria

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When future basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton was winning NBA championships for the Portland Trail Blazers and others, he was the best-known vegetarian in sports. A 1974 Time magazine article dubbed him “Basketball’s...Full Post
  • Adderall Abuse: A Growing Risk for Young Adults

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    You know a prescription drug is widely abused when it becomes the main character in recent movies! A is for Adderall is a documentary in production about the off-prescription use of that popular ADHD (attention deficient...Full Post
  • Avoid Red Tide in Your Home Aquarium

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In the 1976 thriller, Marathon Man, the bad guy Szell (Laurence Olivier) is torturing Babe (Dustin Hoffman) and repeatedly asks his victim, “Is it safe yet?” to find out if he can cash in some stolen diamonds.

    If...Full Post
  • What’s Behind the Cluttered Kitchen Syndrome?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When June Cleaver dished up dinner in her 1960s TV kitchen, grease never splattered and counters were never piled high with dirty dishes. Fortunately, in the real world having a well-functioning kitchen (clear counter...Full Post
  • 6 Easy Ways to Double Up on Fruit and Veggies

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Nine out of 10 Americans are trying (emphasis on trying, not doing) to munch more slimming, health-promoting, nutrient-packed produce. But a study reveals we’re actually backsliding, with fruit and vegetable consumption...Full Post
  • Moms-to-Be, Reduce Hypertension with Exercise

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Kerry Walsh Jennings was pregnant with her third child when she won her third gold medal in volleyball during the 2012 London Olympics. Her husband jokes that she gets a gold medal for every baby.

    Moms to-be everywhere...Full Post
  • For Healthier Kids, Just Add Water

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Clear, clean, cold water. A revealing study from New York City’s public schools shows that this basic beverage can help kids lose weight and get healthier. But in too many American schools, kids go thirsty thanks to...Full Post
  • Say No to Vaping -- and Superbugs

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    There’s nothing to like about the antibiotic-resistant super-bug MRSA and other hard-to-defeat pathogens. In fact, you want to do everything you can to stay clear of them. And now that includes just saying “No” to...Full Post