Dr. Oz

By: Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Mike Roizen, M.D

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.com.
© 2017 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed byKing Features Syndicate, Inc.

Cancer survivor’s smart lifestyle choices: live longer, feel better

March 23, 2017 - 11:44am

More than 15.5 million Americans are cancer survivors — including 3.6 million women treated for breast cancer and 1.3 million for gynecological cancers; 3.3 million men treated for prostate cancer; 1.5 million folks treated for colorectal cancer; and another 1.2 million for melanoma. With advances in detection and treatment, that number is growing every year. In fact, by 2026, it’s projected that the number will increase by 31 percent, to 20.3 million folks.

Cancer survivor’s smart lifestyle choices: live longer, feel better

March 16, 2017 - 9:19am

More than 15.5 million Americans are cancer survivors — including 3.6 million women treated for breast cancer and 1.3 million for gynecological cancers; 3.3 million men treated for prostate cancer; 1.5 million folks treated for colorectal cancer; and another 1.2 million for melanoma. With advances in detection and treatment, that number is growing every year. In fact, by 2026, it’s projected that the number will increase by 31 percent, to 20.3 million folks.

Get Into Shape for Charity

March 9, 2017 - 10:04am

Want to lose weight and get into your very best shape this summer?

We have a suggestion that will improve your health and make the world a better place at the same time!

What it takes: Make a commitment, along with at least one friend, to raise money for a charity or cause by accepting an athletic challenge that’s beyond what you can do now! It might be walking 3-6 miles, hiking up a mountain, doing a half-marathon, swimming 20 or more laps, or bicycling 25, 50, even 100 miles in a day.

Calorie Schmalorie: A Calorie is NOT Just a Calorie

March 2, 2017 - 9:40am

In 1918, when Lulu Hunt Peters published her best-selling “Diet and Health: With Key to the Calories,” she was offering American women her personal solution to being overweight. After Peters earned her medical degree from Berkeley in 1908, she decided to use calorie counting and self-control to cure her lifelong struggle with obesity. Her solution helped her shed 32 kilograms (70.5 pounds!) and America’s hard-to-shake belief that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie was launched.

Make Sure Your Electronic Medical Records are Accurate

February 23, 2017 - 9:05am

A solid, dependable patient-doctor relationship sure makes good health easier. Study after study shows that when patients trust and are comfortable with their doctors, it has measurable health benefits. Not only are YOU inclined to share more information with your docs, it also makes a difference in how you respond to treatment — improving your compliance with prescribed therapies and boosting your healing and recovery!

Organ and Tissue Donation

February 16, 2017 - 10:01am

When we heard that France made organ donation the default for everyone — you have to opt out, not in — we thought we’d examine what’s going on in this country and if that could be a good idea here.

The good news is that for the fourth year in a row, a record number of organ transplants were performed in the U.S.; 33,606 procedures in 2016 alone, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. That’s an 8.5 percent increase over 2015, and a 19.8 percent increase since 2012. Nearly 95 percent of American adults say they support organ donation.

Vaccination safety — no question about it

February 9, 2017 - 9:48am

After we noticed the safety of vaccines here in the U.S. being called into question, we wanted to let YOU know the facts: not only is the quality and integrity of your vaccines held to the highest standards, but every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes to great lengths to provide an easy-to-follow, appropriate vaccine schedule that’s as safe as possible for children, adolescents and adults.

Health-care generosity and connection have overwhelming benefits to you and to society

February 2, 2017 - 10:07am Updated: February 9, 2017 - 9:26am

In tough times, lots of folks think that when it comes to health care, tightening the purse strings, letting folks fend for themselves and advocating tough love (or not so much tough love as just tough noogies) is the smart way to proceed. It’s, well, responsible, is what gets said.

We say, yes, front-end, cost-cutting measures are responsible ... for increased health risks, higher health costs and expenditures, and a reduced economic base. Not really what most people want or think they’re advocating!

Your Defeat Diabetes Guide for the New Year

January 26, 2017 - 11:59am Updated: January 31, 2017 - 12:51pm

The New Year and its all-too-often forgotten resolutions are quickly sliding away. But before you settle into Groundhog Day and figure broken promises are just déjà vu all over again (thanks, Yogi B.), we want to offer you a guide to help you get your diabetes under control and, yes, even reverse it!

Why will this guide work? Because you won’t be going it alone. It’s based on proven techniques, and the results are guaranteed to make you feel happier, healthier and back in control:

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