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  • Why Developed Countries Are Developing More Cancer – and What to do About It

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The average North American eats over 130 pounds of sugar every year and consumes more than 60 pounds of sat-fat-laden beef, while the average American household has more television sets than people! No wonder 70% of...Full Post
  • Checking for Testicular Cancer

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The comic Tom Green wasn’t laughing when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000, according to his autobiography Hollywood Causes Cancer. And ice skater extraordinaire Scott Hamilton went into a spin in 1997...Full Post
  • Stepping Away from Alcohol Use Problems

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Running back Ricky Williams gave up his 11-year NFL career, saying “Playing in the National Football League, you're told… where to be, when to be there, what to wear, how to be there. Being able to step away from that,...Full Post
  • The Hazards of High Heels

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Stevie Winwood may have thought the “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” was, in 1971 slang, “groovy.” But the low moan of high-heeled girls rockin’ emergency rooms across North America isn’t so melodic. According to a...Full Post
  • The Risks of Too Much Video Gaming

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    If you’re familiar with Assassin’s Creed and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain or Splatoon and StarWars -- chances are you or your kids are big time video game enthusiasts! More that $15 billion a year gets spent...Full Post
  • Primary Care for the Whole Family: Consider a Family Medicine Doctor

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Can you name the BBC’s whacky sci-fi show that’s been running off and on since 1963? Dr. Who is now a super-series. It focuses on a time-traveling, personality- and appearance-changing character known simply as The...Full Post
  • Don’t Miss the Boat on Your Child’s Behavior

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    J.P. Morgan attended the launch of the Titanic in 1911; he even had his own suite and promenade on board. But when it came time for the doomed ship to set off for America, J.P. decided to skip the trip. Sometimes it’s...Full Post
  • How Caffeine Affects ED

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    There’s been a lot of buzz about how coffee can perk up your sex life. Well, as Maxwell Smart (Don Adams/Steve Carell) says, if you want to Get Smart, you “missed it by that much.”

    What’s spot on? Researchers from...Full Post
  • Skipping Meals Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    If you’re looking to slim your waist, opting out on meals isn’t the way to do it. Research says regularly missing meals can actually pack on pounds -- especially around your middle where visceral fat cranks up infl...Full Post
  • Preventing Teen Driving and Texting

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Werner Herzog, acclaimed director of films like Grizzly Man and Rescue Dawn, made a 30-minute documentary -- From One Second to the Next -- that tells four stories about people whose lives were changed forever or taken...Full Post