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.

The problem with sleeping pills for the elderly

You may remember the comedian Irene Ryan as Granny on "The Beverly Hillbillies," but does the name Jerry Brutsche ring a bell? He was her stunt double for 20 episodes from 1963 to 1970. So when Granny - after making and sampling a batch of moonshine - would do cartwheels, chances are it was...

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

Leading the fight against lead pollution

Chicago Bear's Mike Ditka was playing his first pro game against the Vikings in 1961 when he audaciously told teammate and veteran guard Alex Karras to get the lead out of his rear end. Karras took a swing at Ditka for that - but Ditka's ferocious attitude kept him at the top of his game, and made him the...

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

Emotional eating starts early

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine who died in Greece in 370 B.C., often is quoted as saying, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." That certainly fits in with his philosophy that disease is a result of environmental factors, diet and living habits. And we're sure he didn't mean that...

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