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.

6 + 2 = Your best you

September 17, 2018 - 9:56am

When the Welsh physician Robert Recorde wrote the first modern equation with an equal sign in 1557 (14x + 15 = 17), it sent mathematics into a higher orbit. But we think our equation — 6 + 2 = Your Best You — is even more revolutionary. It can, for the record(e), transform your life, give you a younger RealAge and prevent disease, distress and disability.

The way to achieve all that is to set clear and attainable goals. And then plan on the steps you will take to make you succeed. So let’s get started!

What message is (social) media sending you?

September 10, 2018 - 11:18am

When Marshall McLuhan, the 1960s guru of communication, declared, “The medium is the message,” he was talking about radio, TV, LP records, tape players and film. He probably never imagined Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, the internet and digital everything — cameras, video, podcasts, TED talks, viral GIFS, etc.

But he remains exactly right about one thing: whatever the message, the platform upon which it is delivered shapes the meaning and impact of the message it contains.

Respect your body today as you work for a healthier tomorrow

August 27, 2018 - 12:11pm

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but too often, when the beholder is YOU, what you see is dangerously out of touch with the reality of your physical self.
       You may not see your beauty at all, and instead focus on imagined extra pounds or endless flaws. That can erode your self-esteem and your health by making you opt for extreme behaviors such as overexercising or super-restricting your nutrition.  

Odd sports that provide great fitness boosts

August 7, 2018 - 9:32am

You may not have heard of chess boxing (11 alternating rounds of fisticuffs and chess moves) or underwater rugby (apparently, above-ground rugby isn’t tough enough for guys from Sweden and Norway) or Quidditch for muggles (based on the broom-flying game from the “Harry Potter” books by J.K. Rowling).

But while these offbeat battles may be a little over the top, there are several often-overlooked sports that provide enormous fun and extensive health benefits. We’re talking about table tennis, pickleball and joggling.

Parents' powerful preconception influence on children's future

July 30, 2018 - 12:15pm

  "You are what you do, not what you say." Translation: Actions speak louder than words.
       "Put your oxygen mask on first, before attempting to help others." Translation: You help others most effectively by helping yourself first.
       "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Translation: When your kids follow your good example, that's the sweetest hug you can get.

Honest talk about PTSD

July 23, 2018 - 10:59am

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can be caused by a constellation of circumstances — some affecting millions of folks, like the 9/11 terrorist attacks; others intensely personal, such as a sexual assault, bullying or physical trauma from a sports-related injury or car accident.

It’s commonly found in victims of gun violence, combat veterans and first responders.

In short, PTSD can happen to anyone.

How to “Live Long and Prosper!”

July 9, 2018 - 10:58am

When “Star Trek’s” Mr. Spock said, “Live long and prosper,” he could have been telling 21st-century folks to start taking advantage of the longevity revolution that was sweeping over them — one that promised a longer life than their grandparents could have imagined, but
did not guarantee they would prosper, either in good health or overall quality of life. That, the logical Vulcan would have pointed out, depends on wise choices.