Clinicians’ Corner — April 2019

Learn what was on The Dr. Oz Show in the month of April.

By The Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit

Below are the summaries for the month of April.

MONDAY, APRIL 01, 2019

OZ INVESTIGATES: FROZEN CHICKEN WINGS

Dr. Oz investigated pre-made frozen chicken wings. A food expert came on the show and explained that when you freeze meat that’s already been cooked it changes the texture and color of the meat, though it’s still safe to eat. When buying pre-made wings, choose ones that are not breaded as they tend to have more calories, sodium, and fat  — Breading on chicken wings adds an average of 230 calories, three grams of fat, and 720 milligrams of sodium to a meal (that amount of sodium is more than a third the recommended daily allowance). Typically, sweet marinades that are honey-flavor tend to be filled with corn syrup and other forms of refined sugar.Viewers were encouraged to look at the ingredients on labels before purchasing. As a rule of thumb, products with the shortest ingredient list are likely to be the best option.

TUESDAY, APRIL 02, 2019

TRUE CRIME: WHERE IS MADELEINE MCCANN?

The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann gained worldwide attention, but 12 years later, there’s still no trace of her. Dr. Oz investigated what really happened to her and if she could still be alive. Then, a serial killer posing as a photographer left behind pictures of his possible victims and some say social media could help investigators identify who they are.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 03, 2019

REPEAT

THURSDAY, APRIL 04, 2019

TRUE CRIME: THE HYPOMANIC EPISODE DEFENSE — DID AN ILLNESS TURN A PERFECT DOCTOR INTO A SEX FIEND?

A prominent physician used his diagnosed bipolar disorder as a defense for targeting, drugging and assaulting women in the ER. One woman shared her story with Dr. Oz. While in the ER, the doctor drugged her with propofol and other sedatives and then assaulted her. Dr. Newman pled guilty to four counts of sexual abuse. In his defense, he said he was going through a hypomanic episode from bipolar disorder when he committed the crime. Next, Dr. Oz spoke with an unsuspecting family who discover their dream house is actually former meth lab. More than 25,000 homes in the U.S. have already been identified as former meth labs.

FRIDAY, APRIL 05, 2019

REPEAT

MONDAY, APRIL 08, 2019

WHY SCIENTISTS SAY WE SHOULD ALL GO BACK TO EATING EGG WHITES AGAIN — IS IT JUST HYPE?

Recent research suggests eating egg yolks may pose some health risk. But this time the concern isn’t about cholesterol. While choline (which is found in yolks) is essential to brain development, nervous system function and metabolism, researchers have discovered that choline can also alter the bacteria in the gut. The gut bacteria can transform this nutrient into an inflammatory substance that also increases platelet stickiness. Dr. Michael Roizen said more research is needed but he recommended viewers play it safe and stick with egg whites and limit egg yolks to one per week— especially if one is already consuming red meat. However, there are some foods you can consume that may counter-balance the effects of choline in eggs. They include cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and red wine. Next, Dr. Oz looked at what really goes into a hot dog and whether the ingredients are potentially carcinogenic. Dr. Oz said that hot dogs should never be eaten daily but only as a special treat. When shopping, look for labels that say 100 percent grass-fed organic beef without fillers and don’t buy hot dogs with more than 500 milligrams of sodium per serving.

TUESDAY, APRIL 09, 2019

TRUE CRIME: OZ EXCLUSIVE — THE DOCTOR AND NURSE ACCUSED OF KILLING THEIR OWN BABY SPEAK OUT

Dr. Oz interviewed the parents of a two-year-old boy who died of shaken baby syndrome. The adopted child had a number of health problems and the parents maintain their innocence to this day. Next, Dr. Oz covered the case of a sociopath police officer who used his power to prey on women for years.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019

THE TRUTH ABOUT STORE-BOUGHT ICED TEA

Many store-bought ice teas have added sugar, artificial sweeteners, colors, and preservatives. Store-bought iced tea tends to lack the bitterness of home-brewed. This is because companies water down the tea to dilute the bitterness that comes from polyphenols, which Dr. Oz explained are healthy antioxidants you actually want to consume. A person would need to drink about 20 bottles of store-bought iced tea to get the same amount of polyphenols as one serving of home-brewed ice tea. Next, Dr. Oz spoke with television personality Hoda Kotb, who opened up about her recent adoption. Finally, "The Dish on Oz!" crew tackled popular appetizers.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

TRUE CRIME: TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. — HOW COULD AN ASPIRING ACTRESS JUST VANISH?

Dr. Oz looked at the case of a young woman who mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Then, life couch and author Mike Beyer shared a new approach to dealing with what he calls “silent stress.” It involves drawing photos to help a person visualize their best self.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

LAST WORDS: WHAT DO PEOPLE'S FINAL WORDS MEAN?

Death is defined as the moment the heart stops beating, but research finds that as a person dies their brain experiences a burst of energy. This can lead a dying person to see and say bewildering and unexpected things in the final moments of their life. Later, Dr. Oz investigated fake review websites that are luring users into buying questionable health and diet products. Red flags on these websites include no mention of product testing. Viewers were encouraged to go directly to the company’s website and see what data is collected through clinical trials to support the product claims, then look for a diet that is ultimately a lifestyle change and involves healthy, whole foods.

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

GIANT FIBROIDS: INSIDE CASES OF MASSIVE FIBROIDS YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE

Dr. Oz spoke with a woman who learned that the extra weight she was carrying around her middle was a massive fibroid. At worst, giant fibroids (defined as weighing 25 pounds or more) can cause painful and heavy periods, frequent urination, constipation, lower back pain, and even kidney failure. While it’s not completely clear why giant fibroids form, genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalance may be related. Women of reproductive age, especially black and Hispanic women, are at highest risk for developing giant fibroids. However, 70 percent of women overall are at risk. Next, Dr. Oz looked into new research that suggests a link between certain chemicals called parabens in common haircare products marketed to black women and the development of fibroids. While black women are many times more likely to develop fibroids, there isn’t any research that definitively finds a correlation with these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. When buying these specialty haircare products, viewers were told to look at the first five ingredients. These should be recognizable (such as water and glycerin). A safe and effective at-home moisturizing treatment of whole-fat Greek yogurt and honey was recommended to viewers. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019

TRUE CRIME: TWISTED REAL-LIFE CASE OF FATAL ATTRACTION — WHO KILLED CARI FARVER?

Dr. Oz looked into the story of a young single mom who is believed to be the culprit behind a case of fatal attraction. Next, a woman shared the shattering story of how she suffered for years at the hands of a pedophile nun.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

AN INVESTIGATION INTO DIRTY MOVIE THEATERS

Dr. Oz uncovered the germiest places in the movie theater, which include the butter dispenser, seat, floor, and armrest. Drink holders have higher germ scores than the average toilet seat. Some movie theaters in the country harbor vermin and pests such as mice and cockroaches. Next, Dr, Oz spoke with Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner about her secrets to success. Then, "The Dish on Oz!" crew had a buyer’s guide to getting the best beef for your burger.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

DR. EVIL: THE UNLICENSED DOCTOR WHO HAD SEX AND DID DRUGS WITH PATIENTS BEFORE OPERATING ON THEM

Dr. Brad Jacobs slipped through the cracks of the legal system and was still practicing medicine even after being arrested for smoking crystal meth and having sex with his patients.  A victim of Dr. Jacobs spoke with Dr. Oz about her botched surgery. Next, Dr. Oz sent out an undercover correspondent for appointments with black market cosmetic procedure clinics, including one practitioner who met her in a hotel room. Viewers shopping for cosmetic procedures, such as botox and fillers, should be aware that the underground black market is exploding. Viewers were told what red flags to look out for. If a deal for a cosmetic procedure seems too good to be true, then it probably is. It is standard practice for a physician who works with fillers and botox sees a patient for a consultation before doing the procedure. Any doctor who insists on doing the procedure the same day of the appointment should raise a red flag. Practitioners who ask for cash only should not be trusted. Viewers were encouraged to check that any plastic surgeon they visit is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Aesthetic Society. Dr. Oz told viewers to call the police if they discover the plastic surgeon doesn’t have a license to practice medicine.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

CHRISSY METZ OPENS UP ON THE BREAKTHROUGH’ ROLES THAT CHANGED HER LIFE

This is Us star Chrissy Metz reveals how her tumultuous childhood and early struggles shaped her life, why she decided to take her latest movie role, and what she’s grateful for every day. Plus, foot specialist and YouTube sensation “The Toe Bro” demonstrated to viewers the right way to cut toenails and self-treat ingrown nails with an epsom salt soak and over-the-counter topical antibiotic and cotton to lift the nail off the skin.

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

DR. OZ QUIZ: WHAT'S YOUR HAIR LOSS TYPE AND WHICH HAIR LOSS SOLUTION IS BEST FOR YOU?

Dr. Oz looked at hair loss, which may be due to genetics, hormones, or environmental factors (such as styling with heat, using chemical relaxers to straighten hair, and maintaining a vegan or vegetarian diet without enough protein). Next, Dr. Oz examined the causes of facial hair growth in women. When testosterone levels are out of balance or too high in women, it may cause hirsutism. Some women develop facial hair due to PCOS. Women who have unwanted facial hair from PCOS may want to consider taking birth control pills, which can help regulate hormones in the body. Another option is topical metformin. It will reduce circulating androgens, which can decrease the occurrence of excess hair in women. A low-glycemic diet can also help regulate hormones, so women should avoid foods rich in refined carbohydrates and sugars. Finally, Dr. Oz investigated laser hair removal, an industry that is regulated by states. Viewers were cautioned against visiting medical spas that do not have a doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner onsite. It’s also important to do homework and make sure the right laser is being used for hair and skin color.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

TRUE CRIME: BREAKING NEWS — HOUSE OF HORRORS PARENTS SENTENCED FOR TORTURE AND ABUSE OF THEIR CHILDREN

Dr. Oz discussed the case of David and Louise Turpin, who were sentenced to 25 years to life behind bars. They were then joined by a doctor who revealed that in her opinion, the Turpin children have more trauma than they realize, and they need to be kept away from their parents and given a chance to heal.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019

TRUE CRIME: THE ESCAPE OF JAYME CLOSS

Dr. Oz gave the latest updates on the abduction, escape, and rescue of Jayme Closs and the capture of her parents’ murderer.  Dr. Oz met the teacher who helped Jayme get back to safety and gave updates on the last time she saw Jayme. Plus, "The Dish on Oz!" crew — Daphne Oz, Carla Lalli Music, and Jamika Pessoa — showed viewers how to make restaurant-quality steaks at home.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

HIP-HOP STAR MEEK MILL ON HIS INCARCERATION AND CRISIS IN THE PAROLE SYSTEM

Meek Mill opened up about his arrest at age 19 on charges he claims were false, and how he has been subjected to years of probation and jail time nearly his entire adult life. Next, Dr. Oz spoke with John Carreyrou, the journalist who broke the story surrounding the controversial biomedical startup Theranos. Founder Elizabeth Holmes’ promise of diagnosing diseases from one tiny drop of blood turned out to be built on a house of cards. One breast cancer survivor shared her story with Dr. Oz about psychological impact of receiving inaccurate blood test results that led her to believe she had a cancer recurrence. Holmes claimed that just a single pinprick of blood could deliver results from 70 different blood tests. An expert from BioReference Laboratories told Dr. Oz that realistically a lab would need 16 vials of blood to run all 70 tests.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

ANGELS SPOKE TO ME ON THE OTHER SIDE

Dr. Oz spoke with women who said angels appeared to them when they had near-death experiences. They recounted what these beings looked like and what their messages were. Plus, actress Jennifer Garner opened up about embracing change and a food truth that’s motivated her to start a new passion project.

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

OZ INVESTIGATES: TRUTH BEHIND CONCERNING HEADLINES ABOUT CHICKEN NUGGETS

 Recent recalls of chicken nuggets have consumers concerned. Dr. Oz examined how these popular foods are made, and whether they are safe to eat again. Dr. Oz also looked at some of the newest chicken nugget food trends. There are USDA mandates about how much breading a chicken nugget can contain. To be considered a nugget it has to be 30 percent breading, but no more. Lightly breaded nuggets can only contain 15 percent breading. Next,Tamar Braxton opened up about her new relationship and the surprising issues plaguing her health.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019

TRUE CRIME EXCLUSIVE: ON THE HUNT FOR JONBENET’S MURDERER — HER FATHER JOHN RAMSEY SPEAKS TO DR. OZ

 In a daytime exclusive, JonBenet’s father, John Ramsey spoke out about what really happened on the fateful night, the speculation around his family and the brand-new DNA evidence that could bring him closer to finding his daughter’s killer.

Article written by The Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit