Dr. Oz & Roizen: Dibs on the Drumstick

Q: Mom always cooked our Thanksgiving turkey with the stuffing inside, but I’ve heard that can be dangerous. Why? A: Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you’re preparing to remove your favorite cake (ahem, vegan and sugarless, of course) from the oven, and the surface is flaky, golden and perfect, but when you poke it with a toothpick, […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Your To-Do List for Strong Bones

Bone health isn’t just a topic for your grandma to read about. It should be a lifelong concern for everyone at all ages. Here are the docs’ do’s and don’ts: Q: I’m 37 and very healthy, but my mother and uncle have osteoporosis. What should I do now to protect my bone health in the […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: How to Defuse Your Anger

 Q: I’m pretty good at controlling my temper, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel spitting-mad inside. Am I better off expressing anger or holding it in? A: People tend to deal with anger in one of three ways: expressing, suppressing or calming. Suppressing isn’t a great way to handle it. Trying to ignore those feelings […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Eye Do’s

This month the docs tackle your questions about eye health. Q: Is it true that carrots are good for your vision? Are there other foods or lifestyle changes that can improve eye health? A: When it comes to your eyes, Popeye trumps Bugs Bunny. Beta-carotene, found in carrots, does seem to play a role in protecting […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: What You Need to Know About Sun Safety

Just in time for your summer vacations, the docs tackle your questions about protecting your skin from sun damage: Q: I know there have been some changes to sunscreen recently, but I’m a little confused. What should I be looking for now? A: If it seems like there’s been more action in the sunscreen world […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: The Best Ways to De-Stress

Q: When I lie down to sleep, my brain won’t turn off, no matter how tired I am. What can I do? A: There’s nothing like trying to force yourself to wind down and fall asleep to make it nearly impossible to do just that. Instead, try one (or all!) of our three favorite ways […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: What’s the Future of Medicine?

The docs tackle your queries about postmodern medicine: Q: I hear about many medical breakthroughs. What illnesses might be conquered in the next three to five years? A: Two areas of medicine will probably see major changes soon. First up: vaccines, which in widespread use virtually wiped out polio and smallpox by 1980. We’re constantly working […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: 4 Sleep Problems—and 4 Sleep Solutions

➽ You need your sleep, so we’ve answered your biggest questions on the topic. Q: I’m a terrible snorer, which is driving my wife crazy. My doctor has ruled out sleep apnea, but should I consider surgery? A: Not until you’ve explored all other options. To understand the solutions for snoring, you should first understand the cause—snoring […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Keep Your Heart Strong

Q: I often feel my heart pumping when I’m lifting weights. Does this provide me with adequate cardiovascular exercise? A: The only way to really tell if your heart is racing fast enough for you to get the cardiovascular benefits you need is to use a heart rate monitor. Let’s remember the minimum physical activity for maximum health benefit: walking […]

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Hurting? Safe Ways to Soothe Pain

Q: I’m trying to curb my use of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) because they can upset my stomach. Are there any all-natural anti-inflammatories? A: Yes, and they have few bad side effects—and lots of good ones. Note that the risks with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen do not stop with those tummies. At the heart of […]