Mehmet Oz, MD

America’s Doctor and two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of </i>The Dr. Oz Show</i>, Dr. Oz is also Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute & Complementary Medicine Program at NY Presbyterian.<br/><br/><br/><br/><span style="float:right;"><a href="/bios/mehmet-oz-md">FULL BIO</a></span>

Blog Posts

Joining Dr. Oz is a panel of experts from across the country, representing different medical disciplines, genders, and opinions. Together, they're creating a center for health and wellness information where no topic is off limits.

My friend and fitness guru Tony Horton has shown us so much about healthy living, exercising and eating well. Within his breakthrough plan to reshape your body, one of my favorite Tony Horton...

Added to Diet on Mon 11/12/2012

It’s that time of year again: Fall. The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and you and your family are getting ready for the busy holiday season ahead. However, autumn is also a...

Added to Nutrition, Diet on Wed 11/07/2012

This past week has been a stressful one for my fellow East Coast residents. During the storm, our home in New Jersey lost power, but my family and I...

Modern medicine is full of miracles, from germ-killing antibiotics that have literally saved millions of lives to the miracle of open-heart surgery.

 

One miracle I want to...

Added to Illness Prevention on Mon 10/29/2012

On today’s show, I had the privilege of talking to Rosie O’Donnell about her recent heart attack. This...

Added to Mental Health on Wed 10/24/2012

A new report claims that genetically modified foods (or organisms) can damage your health and even cause cancer, but some experts say they’re an inexpensive and healthy way to put dinner on your...

Added to Nutrition, Diet on Tue 10/16/2012

Depression is a debilitating disease that has cost our country...

Added to Mental Health on Tue 10/09/2012

This past weekend, I returned to Harvard for my 30-year class reunion, where I got a chance to connect with old friends – including my old roommate Billy Campbell, former president of Discovery...

Added to Wellness on Wed 10/03/2012

On our show last year, we covered a new perspective on Alzheimer’s disease that is growing in popularity in the medical...

Added to Diabetes on Mon 10/01/2012

Ever notice how good you feel after venting – to a friend, to a therapist, even a stranger who was willing to listen?

 

The health benefits of self-disclosure should come as no...

Added to Mental Health, Smart Patient on Tue 09/25/2012

Let’s get straight to it: Guilt can shorten your life. It weakens your immune system. A study compared those who had high guilt levels with those who had lower guilt levels related to...

Added to Mental Health, Wellness on Thu 09/20/2012

Many of us eat because we’re angry, bored, stressed, depressed, anxious, watching a movie, busy, not busy enough, hanging out with friends, or just because we have nothing better to do. But at...

Added to Diet, Addiction on Tue 09/18/2012

As a physician and a father, I’ve always looked for better ways to keep America’s children healthy and safe. First Lady Michelle Obama has a similar agenda – and I’m happy she’s in a position...

Added to Nutrition, Fitness, Wellness, Family Health on Tue 09/11/2012

As we prepared for our "Restart Your Body"  show, we wondered about the best way to make a strong impact with you, the viewer. We did an unprecedented thing to show the importance of...

Added to Illness Prevention on Mon 09/10/2012

The moment I recommend any solution or product to better your health, I notice my words, name and image get manipulated and used by stores, companies...

Added to Smart Patient on Fri 09/07/2012

Instead of going to a traditional doctor’s office, I’ve noticed a trend in patients going to grocery stores, pharmacies or retail stores for a cold or for a checkup. “Retail-based clinics” –...

Added to Illness Prevention, Wellness on Wed 09/05/2012

This summer I was fortunate enough to take my wife Lisa and the kids abroad. It wasn’t as extensive as last year’s trip around the...

Added to Wellness on Tue 08/28/2012

This past spring, my team and I went to work to set up the first of our free 15-Minute Physicals. At these events, we were able to work with patients on a large scale. While 15 minutes may not...

Added to Illness Prevention on Wed 08/22/2012

The cutting-edge medicine on NY Med never fails to astonish me. If you haven't been watching, NY Med is a medical documentary...

Added to Illness Management on Tue 08/21/2012

Why do I do yoga every day? Not only does it keep my body in shape, the required mental focus relaxes me and keeps my mind healthy. I’ve always felt that what I do on a daily basis will benefit...

Added to Mental Health, Wellness on Tue 08/14/2012

Every workout should be accompanied by a good soundtrack. Research on exercise motivation has repeatedly proven the benefits of listening to music during exercise. Music not only makes your...

Added to Fitness, Wellness on Mon 08/06/2012

Life or death situations. No one ever wants to be there – but many of you will one day find yourselves face to face with an emergency that has the potential to turn your world upside down.

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Added to Emergency, Family Safety on Wed 05/23/2012

Almost 10 years ago, my wife, Lisa, and I formed HealthCorps to help fight the childhood obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. Wednesday night, I was delighted to join Lisa in honoring two...

Added to Children's Health, Obesity on Thu 04/19/2012

Runny noses, phlegmy coughs and watery eyes. We’re in the midst of a season when outdoor allergies have a way of making you feel like doing just about anything short of running your head through a...

I’ve got a question for you: Are you in the mood?

 

Your response is probably something along the lines of, “Uh, not really, doc, I’m sitting in front of my computer with my...

There’s no doubt that during this time of year, there’s a strong temptation to slip into hibernation mode, but for life-long health, it’s important that you don’t let months of inactivity slip by...

Added to Fitness, Wellness on Tue 02/28/2012

There’s been a lot of news about juice – and what’s in it – lately. We’ve been at the forefront of these investigations and plenty has been brought to light: the presence of arsenic in apple juice...

Added to Diet, Family Health, Health News on Wed 01/18/2012

Recently, I had Dr. Joe Mercola on as a guest of the show. His views on alternative medicine are cutting edge – and often very controversial – garnering millions of online followers as well as the...

Added to Cancer, Anatomy, Smart Patient, Illness Prevention, Health News on Fri 01/13/2012

There are all kinds of reasons to love the holidays – and none of them have to do with eggnog, mashed potatoes, or any new gadget you’re hoping to score. I’m like many of you: I associate the...

Added to Mental Health, Wellness, Holidays on Thu 12/15/2011

The holidays can really bring a lot of hustle and bustle into our lives – between shopping and cooking and social engagements, there’s hardly time to get everything done. But, the holidays are...

Added to Volunteerism, Wellness, Holidays on Mon 11/21/2011

I’ve never been much of a java lover – despite the fact that there’s a coffee shop on every corner, and despite the fact that...

Added to Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise, Wellness on Mon 11/14/2011
As we get closer to winter, you might find yourself reminiscing about the summer. I certainly am. As many of you may know, last summer I went on...
Added to Nutrition on Thu 11/03/2011

In the winter of 2009, we aired a segment reporting on the connection between the XMRV retrovirus and its presence in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). These findings were...

Added to Health News on Thu 09/22/2011

Pet ownership is at all all-time high; over 72 million households are homes to animals. My good friend and veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker told me this during a recent appearance on the show to...

Added to Fitness, Illness Prevention, Family Health on Wed 06/08/2011

Years ago, a general misconception existed that the profession of nursing revolved around sponge baths and bedpans. I’d like to think that today’s public is more educated about the important role...

Added to Smart Patient, Wellness on Fri 05/06/2011

A little over a month ago, we had award-winning science writer Gary Taubes on the show, who my...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Tue 04/19/2011

For a recent show we formulated The Great American Stress Test for viewers to calculate exactly how stressed out they are and...

Added to Illness Management, Stress on Wed 04/13/2011

When you reflect on the important people in your life, you may not necessarily think of your doctor. Yet maintaining this relationship is essential to your wellbeing. The relationship between...

Added to Smart Patient, Alternative Medicine, Wellness on Mon 02/28/2011

Now that we’re 2 weeks into 2011, how is your New Year’s resolution going? Too often when it comes to making major changes in our routine, lives and schedules creep in and muddle our best...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness, New Year's Resolutions on Tue 01/11/2011

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the finale of our Just 10 Challenge. We had nearly half a million people take control...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Healthy Housewives, Just 10 Challenge on Mon 12/20/2010

It was during my appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show when I first learned how to use my strengths as a doctor to create a dialogue on health with an audience that was eager for...

Added to Wellness, Family Health, Holidays on Tue 11/23/2010

A new study at the University of California, San Diego, found that children who were exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus, a type of virus that causes respiratory infections and colds,...

Added to Family Health, Parenting on Wed 10/06/2010

Unfortunately, as one of my doctoral responsibilities, I have given countless patients bad, occasionally heartbreaking news. During these tender, vulnerable moments of fear, the response I often...

Added to Cancer, Illness Prevention, Wellness on Mon 09/06/2010

A year ago at this time, we were gearing up for the launch of The Dr. Oz Show. We knew this was a momentous platform; something we believed had the potential to change lives. The lingering...

Added to Wellness on Tue 08/31/2010

While in Italy this summer, it was impossible not to notice the local appreciation for the fine art of food preparation and consumption. A meal there is not only to be enjoyed; it is to be...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness on Wed 07/14/2010

Traveling abroad this summer has been the perfect prescription for me. As my wife Lisa and I embarked on our overdue vacation I was impressed at the passion for, and magnitude of the World Cup. It...

Added to Fitness, Wellness on Fri 07/02/2010

I’m a huge proponent of preventing illness through diet and lifestyle – especially when it comes to cancer. We’ve featured a number of shows that focus on an...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Cancer, Illness Prevention, Wellness on Mon 05/10/2010

I often emphasize the importance of being a smart patient; someone who accepts responsibility for their own health and well-being. A smart patient...

Added to Women's Health, Smart Patient, Wellness on Tue 04/20/2010

This week one of the most important people in my life, my wife Lisa, will be joining me on the show.  She is a major creative force and an integral part of “The Dr. Oz Show” family.  In...

Added to Family Health on Thu 04/08/2010

In a healthy person, the mind and the body work together dynamically. But what happens when your brain turns against your body? As any victim of anorexia nervosa can attest, the consequences are...

Added to Nutrition, Illness Management on Wed 04/07/2010

Your emotions are the most powerful part of your character and are, in my view, the biggest motivator of behavior. For many people, emotional triggers such as frustration, anger, resentment,...

Would you feel comfortable driving after 4 alcoholic drinks? For most of us, the answer is a resounding no. But shockingly, drivers everywhere are roughly just as impaired when they get behind the...

Added to Wellness, Family Health on Mon 03/15/2010

I can relate to the worries and concerns a parent faces when their teen panics at the onset of puberty and the fluctuating weight that can sometimes accompany it. 

 

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Added to Weight Loss, Family Health on Thu 03/11/2010

I believe that the future of medicine is all about challenging misconceptions. To achieve the highest possible standard of wellness, the medical community should consider all aspects of healing...

Added to Illness Prevention, Wellness, Illness Management on Thu 02/25/2010

Cookies, muffins, and danishes galore!

 

That’s what a fraction of The Dr. Oz Show audience members found waiting for them in our audience holding area last week. It...

Added to Nutrition, Diet on Mon 02/22/2010

I decided to spend a few hours in the grocery store this week – as a bagger!

 

Going undercover was a brand new experience for me, but it was equal parts enlightening and...

Added to Nutrition, Diet on Thu 02/18/2010

Before a page of script was written or a camera turned on, I sat down with my team of producers to discuss exactly what type of program we wanted The Dr. Oz Show to be. It was essential to provide...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness, Oz 100 on Fri 02/12/2010

You've probably heard the body described as a temple, but ever thought of it as a hotel? For billions of people around the world it's just that, playing host to a wide range of parasites and other...

Added to Family Health, Disease on Tue 02/02/2010

When people think about health, the first topics that come to mind are typically food, diet, exercise, and sleep. But did you know that regular, satisfying sex is also a key component of a healthy...

Added to Sex and Relationships on Thu 01/21/2010

We’re now halfway into January – have you kept your New Year’s resolution?

Researchers have shown that when people make a New Year’s resolutions, it’s typically related to their...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, The Unhealthiest American on Mon 01/11/2010

A recent scientific paper made the fascinating observation that loneliness can travel through a social network, infecting the group like a disease. I’m glad that it made headlines, because it’s...

Added to Mental Health, Depression on Fri 12/18/2009

This week thousands of spectators crowded around 30 Rockefeller Plaza to see the lighting of its world-famous Christmas tree. No doubt the holiday season is upon us, and soon we’ll be surrounded...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, The Dr. Oz Show, Diabetes on Fri 12/04/2009

"Peace of Mind" or "Power of Me:" Which Kind of Person are You?

 

When it comes to your health and screening tests, do you subscribe to “peace of mind,” or “power of me”? The “...

Added to The Dr. Oz Show, Cancer, Women's Health on Fri 11/20/2009

Throughout my years as a cardiothoracic surgeon, I’ve performed hundreds of heart transplants. But still, with each new patient, there’s a moment during surgery when the new heart swells with...

Added to The Dr. Oz Show, Volunteerism, Overall Health on Wed 11/18/2009

As my new show premiered last month, let me explain what this platform and opportunity mean to me. I have spent a solid chunk of my adult life trying to concoct the “secret sauce” that takes...

Added to Nutrition, The Dr. Oz Show on Wed 09/02/2009