A prescription drug epidemic is sweeping the nation. Hollywood's widely publicized addiction problem has hit home. Prescriptions drugs are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses in the US. Dr. Oz investigates. Are you at risk?

Here, country music star and recovering prescription drug addict Mindy McCready shares her tragic story on skyrocketing to fame, plummeting to the lowest lows, and struggling to get her life back.


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How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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