Premiere Week Features Experts Telling Dr. Oz The Ebola Epidemic Is Coming To America and Joan Rivers’ Untimely Death and the Risks of Outpatient Procedures
Plus Exclusives: The First Interview on the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine and A Daytime Exclusive with Liza Long of “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”
New York – (September 5, 2014) – On Monday, September 8, the three-time Emmy award-winning, critically-acclaimed and nationally syndicated, daytime series, “The Dr. Oz Show,” is bringing healthy back with breaking news, exclusive interviews and must-see medical updates that impact viewers’ health.
All season long, Dr. Oz’s mission is “Bringing Healthy Back,” helping viewers reach toward their goals to become their ultimate selves by giving free, easy tools and tips about medical information, nutrition, exercise and sleep habits. Investigative health news stories make a return this season as Dr. Oz reveals the truth behind critical topics, including: the Ebola epidemic headed toward America; an exclusive interview about the crisis of how we address mental health in children in America; and the shocking call he received from his personal doctor about high levels of mercury in his blood. Helping viewers live the good life, the three-time Emmy-winning host continues to advocate for his viewers’ best health practices by providing access to information viewers didn’t know existed that will have a huge impact on their health.
Returning this season is Dr. Oz’s immensely popular show element, the “Truth Tube.” Asking, “What is your truth?” Dr. Oz gives the audience graphic insight into what’s going on in the “Truth Tube” guest’s body. “Truth Tube” features this season include blood work, weight loss, caffeine, sleep, diet, exercise and more. Through Dr. Oz’s fun and compassionate filter, “Truth Tube” illustrates a typical conversation viewers should have with their doctor.
All-new episodes of “The Dr. Oz Show” in premiere week include:
Monday, September 8 **SEASON PREMIERE** - EBOLA EPIDEMIC: WHY EXPERTS SAY IT’S COMING HERE. - The EBOLA crisis has turned into a WORLDWIDE EPIDEMIC. Why the CDC says it’s spiraling out of control and 4 Americans were struck down with the virus. What’s being done to stop it? Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the latest! Dr. Oz HasMercury Poisoning: Then, Dr. Oz faces his own health scare with a condition that could alter his life. Dr. Oz reveals he was contacted by the Board of Health about the excessive levels of mercury poisoning in his system. Bringing Healthy Back: Later, Dr. Oz launches his bringing healthy back tour with the first stop at “Dr. Oz’s Healthy Heart Clinic,” where he saw over 500 patients giving them the numbers they need to know to protect their heart health.
Tuesday, September 9 - DAYTIME EXCLUSIVE: “I AM ADAM LANZA’S MOTHER” AUTHOR - School shootings are a national crisis. Now, a mom reveals her secret fear: Could her son be the next mass murderer? Liza Long, author of the blog “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” speaks out exclusively to Dr. Oz before the next tragedy strikes. Sluggish Thyroid:Plus, the at-home test to diagnose a sluggish thyroid. The New Public Health Threat: Fatty Liver Disease, the new public health THREAT affecting millions at alarming rates.
Wednesday, September 10 - DR.OZ’S NATIONWIDE SLEEP CLINIC: SLEEP BREAKTHROUGHS UNCOVERED - What’s keeping America up all night? Dr. Oz zeros in on your biggest sleep problems and launches his first ever sleep clinic for the 20 million of you who can’t sleep. See how you’re sabotaging your slumber and your health and how to fix it with a good night’s rest. Joan Rivers: In the wake of Joan Rivers’ untimely death, Dr. Oz investigates the risks of outpatient procedures, including endoscopy like Rivers had. Viral Video Star: Then, 16-year-old viral video star, Brandon Bowen, joins Dr. Oz and discusses how he “blocked out the haters” who teased him for his appearance.
Thursday, September 11 - OZ ALERT: DEADLY HEART ATTACKS IN WOMEN UNDER 55 ON THE RISE - The new face of heart attacks in America. Why women under 55 are at risk. The warning signs that can save your life and the 5 symptoms every woman needs to know. Flu Shots: Plus, FLU shots under fire. The latest controversy surrounding the vaccine. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Mark Hyman sit down with Dr. Oz to push for Thimerosal to be taken out of flu shots. Pain Remedies: Next, pioneer of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil, shares the essential tips on natural pain remedies he learned worldwide.
Friday, September 12 – EXCLUSIVE: KILLED BY CAFFEINE POWDER - It looks like cocaine and it’s just as lethal. The alarming rise of caffeine powder abuse. One teen died using it. Now his parents are speaking out for the first time in a Daytime Exclusive to Dr. Oz. Why is something so potent on the market? Should it be banned? Pat O’Brien: Television personality Pat O’Brien opens up to Dr. Oz on the disease of addiction that tore his life apart and almost killed him. Stroke ‘Selfie’: Later, Dr. Oz introduces you to Stacy, the ‘selfie’ stroke survivor you won’t believe!
PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Richard Besser and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss the global Ebola Virus threat in the Season 6 premiere of “The Dr. Oz Show”.
About The Dr. Oz Show
The three-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show”, hosted by the three-time Daytime Emmy award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its sixth season. “The Dr. Oz Show”, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in over a decade in daytime television.
Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and “YOU: Having a Baby” as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014. He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, “The Dr. Oz Show” is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. “The Dr. Oz Show” is executive produced by Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios is the award-winning production company created, inspired and led by Oprah Winfrey. For 25 years, Harpo Studios produced the number one talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and has been instrumental in launching highly-rated syndicated series, "The Dr. Oz Show" and "Dr. Phil.” Harpo currently creates and produces over 130 hours of original television programming exclusively for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Popular series include: the Emmy award-winning "Oprah's Lifeclass" and two-time Emmy award-winning "Super Soul Sunday;" the Emmy award nominated "Oprah's Master Class;" plus, the multiple award-winning series "Oprah's Next Chapter," “Oprah Prime,” "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "Iyanla: Fix My Life.” Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication, credited as one of the most successful women's magazines today. Harpo Films develops and produces feature films; plus, Harpo Radio produces Oprah Radio featuring a broad range of daily programming available on Sirius Channel 204 and XM Channel 107.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 10 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 126 channel feeds available in 168 countries, reaching more than 980 million cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE’s premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOz.com.
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