Mehmet Oz

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

By Mehmet Oz | March 1, 2015

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

By Mehmet Oz | February 9, 2015

➽ 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

By Mehmet Oz | January 25, 2015

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

By Mehmet Oz | October 31, 2014

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…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Is Marriage Hazardous to Your Health?

By Mehmet Oz | October 2, 2014

In the November 2014 issue of SUCCESS, we explore how family affects health. Marital status—the effect of family you choose rather than the genes you inherit—has a major effect on your health. Here we delve into a reader’s concern and deliver the “why” to you.  Q: I’ve read that married people are healthier than singles.…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: The Truth Behind Medical Myths

By Mehmet Oz | September 5, 2014

Q: Can you get the flu from a flu shot? A: No. If you come down with the flu after a flu shot, it’s because the shot didn’t protect you against that flu strain or you were exposed to the virus before your body developed antibodies, a process that takes about two weeks from the…

Wise Workouts

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Tips for Wise Workouts

By Mehmet Oz | August 24, 2014

Q: What is the least amount of time I can work out and see health benefits? I have friends devoted to quick-fitness apps, like the 7 Minute Workout, but can you really stay fit in such little time? A: You can, but you should already be pretty darn fit before you can gain the benefits…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Stay Safe from Hazards in the Environment

By Mehmet Oz | August 7, 2014

Here, we examine dangers in our environment. Q: How worried should I be about chemicals leaching into my food when I use plastic containers in the microwave? A: Fairly worried, although there are ways to protect yourself, so don’t ditch the microwave. First, the bad news: More than 90 percent of Americans have plastic residue…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Disaster Do’s and Don’ts

By Mehmet Oz | July 11, 2014

Here, the good docs answer your questions on what to do when emergency strikes. Q: I’ve been hearing about natural disasters in the news and want to prepare my family for emergencies if we are trapped in our home without power. What essentials should we have, aside from obvious things like a flashlight and water?…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: How to Foil Outdoor Summer Dangers

By Mehmet Oz | June 4, 2014

Our docs dole out advice on how to enjoy the season while avoiding some common health hazards that go along with it. Q: I pulled a tick off myself last week, but I haven’t developed a rash. Should I be concerned? A: You’re right to be worried about ticks in the summer, rash or no…