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  • Sugar and Fat: The Real Dumb and Dumber Duo

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Jim Carrey (Lloyd) and Jeff Daniels (Harry) were Dumb and Dumber (or maybe it was the other way around) in the 1994 movie that showcased how ignorance could be bliss -- and mildly amusing. But while it was a hit, it...Full Post
  • Get Keen for Quinoa

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Some words are always hard to pronounce…the Irish girl’s name Siobhan (Shivone) as in Siobhan Dervan, 4-time Irish National Road Race Champion; Worcestershire (worster-sheer) sauce, which left New Jersey chef Pasquale...Full Post
  • When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Fear-mongering about hormone replacement therapy isn’t good science. For the right woman with nasty menopausal symptoms and the right man with low testosterone, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can mean the difference...Full Post
  • Are You A Fan of Team Wellness?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    A funny thing happened on Dr. Mike’s way home from watching a last-second playoff victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Chicago Bulls; he thought about eating a Cinnabon (didn’t, wouldn’t ever, but…). True Cl...Full Post
  • Guys, Don’t Sit on the Bench About Bone Density

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Since his early college career and through 14 years with the Celtics, Larry Bird, 58, has played almost every position in basketball and held every post from coach to president (today) of the Indiana Pacers.

    But,...Full Post
  • Reading Is Brain Food for Kids

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    From Counting Kisses to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and from The Cat in the Hat to Where the Wild Things Are, the books that were read to you as a child have a special place in your memories. But there’s more to s...Full Post
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: One More Reason to Be Sour on This Sweet

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    What did The Walton’s, The Andy Griffith Show and Little House on the Prairie have in common? They pulled on your heartstrings -- even if they were kinda sappy. In some things, a touch of corniness is welcome.

    But...Full Post
  • Is Alcohol Helping -- or Hurting -- Your Health?

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    You don’t have to have a daily drinking problem to get in trouble with alcohol. A report reveals that in some parts of North America, one in three adults knock back beer, wine and liquor intermittently, but to dangerous...Full Post
  • 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