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Knowledge is power! Be a smart patient and take control of your health. Learn how to listen to your body, discover the best questions to ask your doctors and get the information you need to make the most informed decisions about your health.

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  • Dr. Oz's "How Healthy Are You?" Quiz, Pt 1

    When it comes to your health, are you passing or failing? Get your health grade with Dr. Oz's 20-question health quiz - all you have to do is answer yes or no! You are probably healthier than you think. View Part 2 of Dr. Oz's "How Healthy Are ...

  • Healthy Substitutions

    Cut fat and calories from your favorite dishes with chef Rocco DiSpirito!

  • Insider Secrets for Your Next Medical Visit

    Patients need to plan ahead to optimize their time with their physician. Get the most out of your visit with a little homework so you know the right questions to ask.

  • Medical 411 One-Sheet

    Prepare yourself for a medical emergency with this medical 411 wallet card! Created by a Dr. Oz viewer, this small, portable card is like having your medical records with you wherever you go. Print a blank card to fill out with your information today.

  • America’s Health by the Numbers

    America’s life expectancy has been on a steady increase for the past decade – from 76.5 in 1997 to 78.7 in 2011 – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While we sure are living longer, it doesn’t mean that we’re ...

  • Five Ways to Be a Smart Patient

    Dr. Oz prescribes 5 tips to turn you into a smarter patient.

  • The Caregiver's Guide

    As a caregiver, you may find yourself facing a host of new responsibilities, many of which can be intimidating. Learn how taking charge can make you a better caregiver.

  • Are You A Pro Patient?

    You’re already well aware that you should see a doctor when you're not feeling well, but how healthy is your knowledge of maintaining wellness? A truly professional patient takes preventative measures – like regular physicals, exams and vaccines – ...

  • Resources for Caregivers

    Find helpful tips and information to help you act as caregiver for a member of your family.

  • A Smart Heart Patient's Plan

    At a young age, David Held found himself on Dr. Oz's operating table. After undergoing surgery to correct 5 blocked arteries, David has made a vow to himself and to his family: to adopt healthier eating habits and a healthier lifestyle. Find out how this self-proclaimed foodie is revolutionizing his health.

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