Mehmet Oz

Drs. Oz & Roizen: When a Snake Bites

By Mehmet Oz | May 7, 2014

Doctors Oz and Roizen give you the heads-up for emergency preparation—specifically if you find yourself the victim of a sneaky snake. Q: Is it a myth that if you’re bitten by a venomous snake that you should cut the wound and then suck the poison out? What's the best way to ensure that the venom…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Fending Off Illness

By Mehmet Oz | April 10, 2014

There’s nothing like feeling that winter is finally ending… only to be sidelined with another cold. Use our tips to stay healthy all spring—and for life. Q: I live in New York City, where the tap water is actually tasty. But some colleagues at work still insist on using water filters at their desks. Should…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Wise Imbibing

By Mehmet Oz | March 14, 2014

Q: I don’t drink regularly—typically only a cocktail on a special occasion. Yet I keep reading about the health benefits of a glass of wine with dinner. Are they so great that I should add alcohol to my routine? A: The health benefits—and risks—of alcohol are a little complicated. A small amount of booze (one to…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: The Right Way to Take Antibiotics

By Mehmet Oz | March 8, 2014

Q: I know it’s better not to take antibiotics unnecessarily. So if I get a prescription, shouldn’t I stop taking the pills when I feel better instead of finishing the whole pack? A: Antibiotics don’t work that way. They’re not designed to make you feel better, although that’s a darn nice side effect. Antibiotics are…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Solve Your Energy Crisis

By Mehmet Oz | February 26, 2014

Q: How can I power through a day after barely any sleep? I often do a face-plant on my keyboard in the afternoon. A: The best thing to do—as you well know—is to get seven to eight hours of shut-eye a night, because lack of sleep negatively affects nearly all body systems. To get your…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Olympian Tricks

By Mehmet Oz | February 7, 2014

Q: I’m just as impressed by the mental focus of elite athletes as I am by their physical prowess. What types of mental tricks do elite-level athletes use that I can tailor for my own not-so-elite tennis game or to improve my running time? A: You guessed it: Mental focus is key to the success…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: The Cure for Overtraining

By Mehmet Oz | January 10, 2014

Q: Every two years I get Olympic fever and step up my fitness routine… and every two years I end up with an injury from doing too much, too soon. What are some signs of overtraining and how can I know when I’m pushing myself too far? A: You’re not alone. Plenty of people get…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Healthy Holidays

By Mehmet Oz | December 12, 2013

➽ Q: My husband recently had a heart attack, and because the holidays can be stressful—and because sugary, fatty foods are everywhere—I’m worried. How can we stay heart-healthy through the season? A: You’re right to be concerned—unhealthy food choices, lack of time for self-care and physical activity, and the stress of the season increase emergency-room visits and heart-related deaths.…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Well-Traveled

By Mehmet Oz | November 28, 2013

Q: Can Airborne and similar products keep me from catching other passengers’ illnesses on a plane? A: Airborne, a supplement containing vitamins, minerals and herbs, hit the market in the late 1990s, claiming it could prevent and treat colds, but there’s little evidence it does so. In fact, a 2006 ABC News/Good Morning America investigation…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Gene Test Prep

By Mehmet Oz | November 14, 2013

We answered questions you sent us about personal genomic testing and the Supreme Court’s recent decision barring companies from patenting genes. To boil down the complicated science into real-world advice, we asked the chairwoman of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Genomic Medicine Institute, Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., to give us—and you—the lowdown on how the research…