Drs. Oz and Roizen

Television’s Dr. Oz and Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Roizen report on health, wellness and quality of life.

By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet Oz, M.D.

When red (meat) means dead

In the 1950s and 1960s, the American Cold War slogan (back when Vladimir Putin was learning judo in Leningrad), "Better Dead than Red" meant that anything was better than living under Communist rule, red being the de facto color of the U.S.S.R. and communism.

Fast-forward to the 21st century: A new observational...

By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Vasectomies result in more and better sex; meeting new BP guidelines without meds

Q: I'm thinking about getting a vasectomy. We have two kids, and that's perfect for us. This seems like the best method of birth control. Are there any downsides? - Glen H., Cincinnati

A: Any operation increases your risk of infection, but a vasectomy is a relatively...

By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Teen angst: Social media and depression

A recent paper published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science has sounded the alarm (again) about a serious public health problem: the substantial and rapid rise in the number of teen suicides. The increased rate of teen suicides directly parallels the advent of the smartphone and the rise of social...

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