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  • What’s Sweet About Sweat

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In a 1984 Gillette commercial, football coach Dan Reeves was asked about the three “nevers” it takes to be a winning coach. He answered: “Never let the press pick your starting quarterback. Never take a last place...Full Post
  • Advertising Helps Make Kids Overweight

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Wow! That’s Dora the Explorer on a box of frozen treats. And you know what Dora’s discovered inside that box? High fructose corn syrup, liquid sugar and a bunch of great dyes. Good sleuthing Dora!
    But wait! Her image...Full Post
  • Pay Attention to Your Pills

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    When the Visagoths pillaged Rome in 410 AD, they ravaged the once mighty Empire and caused alarm all around the Mediterranean. Today’s pill-aging (too many pills!) is shocking doctors and patients as they discover...Full Post
  • A Legacy Without AFIB

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Idris Elba may be the busiest man in show biz, with seven movies in post-production or filming. And while he’s always intense, his portrayal of a solider slowly unraveling in the 2010 movie Legacy was enough to make...Full Post
  • Food Fight: Diet Guidelines

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Is coffee a health food? Are cholesterol-packed eggs OK? Could eating less red meat help the environment and your health? A top science panel’s suggestions for America’s ideal diet are sparking food fights and some...Full Post
  • Go For Greens to Gain Brain Power

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Not an avid vegetable eater? You may want to change that habit – your brain (and older self) will thank you. That amazing power of greens is highlighted in a study from Rush Medical Center in Chicago.

    Researchers...Full Post
  • Salt: A Sprinkling of Misinformation

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (old spelling) the Old Salt recounts his harrowing tale of troubles on the high sea. And although he finally lands on solid ground, he can’t shake the curse of the salty...Full Post
  • Diabetes Risk and Low Vitamin D

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The 1991 film Night on Earth tells the story of five taxi rides in five locations around the world, from LA to Rome. In it, most characters, including Corky (Winona Ryder) and Angela (Rosie Perez), seem determined...Full Post
  • What It Means When Your Baby Hurls

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Hurling, perhaps the world’s fastest and oldest field game, was brought to Ireland by the Celts more than 2,000 years ago. Think of it as a combo of lacrosse, baseball, rugby and running golf, with a few hockey rules...Full Post
  • Don’t Forget Iodine in Your Diet

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In 1509 Michelangelo wrote to a friend that his goiter was so large his “chin and belly meet perforce in one [and] my beard doth point to heaven.” A goiter is an abnormal swelling of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped...Full Post