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.

Finding reliable online self-help programs

April 27, 2017 - 9:45am

There are tens of thousands of online self-help programs and businesses with apps and websites that tout their DIY approach to managing everything from addiction and depression to chronic pain and insomnia. A 2015 study found that around 15,000 disease-specific health apps are available, and fully a third of those deal with mental health. Some are free and some charge a fee for their “courses.” For example, there’s Depression Cure Hypnosis ($39), Stop Symptoms of Adult, Teen or Youth Depression, and Find Happiness.

The human and economic importance of supporting addiction treatment

April 20, 2017 - 10:58am

It’s been said many times, but it merits repeating: The U.S. is in the middle of an unprecedented drug crisis. According to a new report from the Ohio Department of Health, the number of opioid-related deaths leapt from 296 in 2003 to 2,590 in 2015 — a 775 percent increase. Those statistics are repeated from coast to coast: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that drug-overdose deaths involving heroin tripled from 8 percent in 2010 to 25 percent in 2015.

Redefining ‘fun’

April 13, 2017 - 10:27am

“What’s the fun in that?!”

That’s what a woman recently asked when Dr. Mike suggested one way to improve her diabetes was to give up pancakes and syrup for breakfast and instead opt for whole grains, berries and lean protein.
That got us thinking. We need to help her — and many of you — redefine “fun.”

Fun-damentals
You may not realize it, but taking care of yourself and being proud of your ability to do more activities, defy your age, banish stress, think more clearly and get your juices flowing ... NOW, THAT’S FUN!

Turn top stressors from hazardous to healthy

March 30, 2017 - 11:22am Updated: April 3, 2017 - 12:21pm

Contracting a disease.

Losing a job.

Being obese.

Having a bad credit rating.

Coping with family problems.

Not being able to afford the medical care you need.

Life’s biggest challenges often are centered around your physical and fiscal health — and those two issues have profound effects on one another. Money worries can torpedo your health, social relationships, happiness and longevity.

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.

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