Mehmet Oz

Drs. Oz & Roizen: An Rx for Stocking Stuffers

By Mehmet Oz | November 7, 2013

Q: I don’t want to be a killjoy, but I hate stuffing my family’s stockings with candy and quick-to-break junk. Do you have any fun but healthier-than-candy alternatives? A: Here are some of our favorite things for $25 or less that will give the gift of health for years to come:• Dark chocolate. Splurge on…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Well-Being Secrets

By Mehmet Oz | September 3, 2013

You’ve been hit over the head with the basics of healthy living time and again—get regular exercise, cut back on fatty foods, sugars and carbs, and load up on fruits and vegetables. Sound familiar? This month our docs dig deeper into your questions to unveil some hidden hints for wellness. Q: I have back pain…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Fit for the Job

By Mehmet Oz | July 8, 2013

Over the last few months, we’ve received a number of questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects small businesses. In addition to tax credits for providing health insurance to employees, the Affordable Care Act offers many small businesses incentives for creating wellness programs—things like smoking cessation seminars, reimbursement for gym memberships and…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: An Apple a Day (Keeps the Doctor Away?)

By Mehmet Oz | June 17, 2013

Some are old wives’ tales and others are legitimate modern-day concerns, but these health questions have divided public opinion. So our Docs give us the facts. Q: Is there a consensus on the effects of holding cellphones to our ears? Some people say it’s dangerous to our brains. A: Cellphones do emit electromagnetic radiation that…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Mental Illness Is More Than a Feeling

By Mehmet Oz | May 27, 2013

As a society, we have a long way to go in our understanding of mental illness. The conversation continues here, as the doctors shed light on how to deal with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even pathological lying. Q: My brother returned from Afghanistan a year ago and has been battling PTSD. He’s seen…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: That’s a Freaky Meat-a-ball!

By Mehmet Oz | April 18, 2013

Anyone with a Netflix account over the last few years has noticed an uptick in documentaries questioning the safety, healthfulness and sustainability of America’s food supply. This month, we asked the Docs your questions about the effects of eating meats and vegetables that have been genetically or hormonally altered, as well as some suggestions for…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Stay Heart Healthy

By Mehmet Oz | March 25, 2013

It’s a symbol for courage and love, but the heart is so much more—it keeps us, like, alive, man. For April, the Docs give their pointers for staying heart healthy by answering your questions. Q: There is a significant history of heart disease in my family. What can I do to stay ahead of the…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Hey There, Snowflake

By Mehmet Oz | February 14, 2013

Maybe you have the big ears that run in your father’s family, and freckles from your mom’s side. Well, if you think your genetic “quirks” made high school difficult, consider the health history in your family tree. Luckily, help is on the way in the form of personalized medicine. Q: I’ve heard talk of major…

Drs. Oz & Roizen: How to Handle Insurance Headaches

By Mehmet Oz | December 24, 2012

Q: My insurance company refused to pay my claim for an emergency treatment for my child’s stitches to a cut forehead. I had taken her to a 24-hour emergency care clinic near my home rather than to my pediatrician several miles farther away because there was heavy bleeding. I called the insurance company and argued,…