The 5 Most Important Tests You Must Take Today

Dr. Oz reveals 5 tests that will tell all about the state of your health. From your marriage to your sleep and diet habits, can you handle the truth about your health?

The 5 Most Important Tests You Must Take Today
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Is Your Spouse Cheating?

Could your husband be cheating on you? Of all the highly publicized cases of infidelity that make it to the nightly news, the wives never saw it coming. Would you? 

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How Healthy Is Your Libido?

Everyone deserves a great sex life; it reduces stress and promotes health. And it all starts with a healthy and strong libido. This quiz will help you determine the strength of your libido.

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Are You Aging Too Fast?

These simple at-home tests cover three main areas – strength, balance and memory – to see if your body is aging too fast.

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Are You a Junk Food Addict?

A little snack here, a little nibble there, but you can stop any time, right? Not if you're a junk food addict. Take this quiz to find out if you're a secret junk food addict and learn what you can do to rid yourself of this unhealthy habit.  

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Are You Sabotaging Your Sleep?

Does it seem like no matter what you do, you can't get a good night's sleep? Two-thirds of Americans are sleep deprived. Take this quiz to find out if you're sabotaging your own sleep and learn ways to get the most out of your ZZZs.   

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Your Parent Has Dementia: What to Talk to Their Doctor About

Make sure all their doctors are aware of all the medications she is taking.

Q: My mom is 94 and has dementia. She is taking a whole medicine cabinet-full of medications and I think they actually make her fuzzier. How should I talk to her various doctors about what she is taking and if she can get off some of the meds? — Gary R., Denver, Colorado

A: Many dementia patients are taking what docs call a "polypharmacy" — three or more medications that affect their central nervous system. And we really don't know how that mixture truly affects each individual person.

A new study in JAMA Network that looked at more than 1 million Medicare patients found almost 14% of them were taking a potentially harmful mix of antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, benzodiazepines such as Valium and Ativan, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonist hypnotics such as Ambien or Sonata, and opioids. And almost a third of those folks were taking five or more such medications. The most common medication combination included an antidepressant, an antiepileptic, and an antipsychotic. Gabapentin was the most common medication — often for off-label uses, such as to ease chronic pain or treat psychiatric disorders, according to the researchers from the University of Michigan.

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