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6 ways to break out of a bad mood, fast  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.  What do when you’re in a funk? Overeat? Sleep too much or not enough? Snap at your loved ones? Mess up at work? Well, at least you’re not alone with your blues: A whopping 49 percent of people […]

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Mediterranean diet By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Sun-ripened strawberries on oatmeal; a handful of walnuts to get through that 4 o’clock slump; grilled salmon, roasted veggies and a salad drizzled with olive oil for dinner: At last, we’ve got solid proof that scrumptious foods like these can slash your risk for stroke […]

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Pump up your potassium  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. There’s a quiet revolution unfolding inside the boxes, bags, cans and bottles on supermarket shelves. Food makers are trimming the blood-pressure-boosting sodium in some of their saltiest and most popular processed foods by as much as 33 percent. That’s great news, but don’t […]

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Protecting your precious heart valves By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. A new report says sky-high levels of a nasty blood fat called Lp(a) – short for lipoprotein (a) – double your risk for severe heart-valve damage, boosting odds that you’ll need a replacement valve sometime between ages 60 and 90. Lp(a) stiffens […]

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Timing your weight loss By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Some crazy diet tricks – like “calorie erasing” sprinkles and “fat melting” shorts – should be banished to the Weight Loss Hall of Shame. If you’re struggling with your New Year’s resolution to slim down, don’t be tempted by these or any other […]

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Say “hey” to ALA By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Fans of this column know we’re big on good fats, especially the family of heart-friendly, inflammation-cooling omega fatty acids found in olive oil, fatty fish and certain supplements. Lately, a lesser-known omega-3 called ALA (short for alpha-linolenic acid) has stepped out of the […]

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Trying to remember? Beat menopause brain fog By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Many women we know and those we hear from were not surprised by a new report saying that fuzzy thinking at menopause is real, and neither were we. It’s great that medical science is catching up with this annoying reality […]

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Not too late to stop the flu! By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If you didn’t heed our advice last fall to get an early-bird vaccine because you were busy, you didn’t think you needed one or you fell for one of the flu “fictions” circulating faster than the H3N2 virus in a […]

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Tension-taming RX for your heart By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. The latest, must-know news about your heart: Feeling stressed-out too often raises your risk for deadly ticker trouble by a whopping 27 percent. That makes chronic tension as dangerous as smoking about two packs of cigarettes a week or having a 50-point […]

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Why flabby isn’t the new healthy By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If the headline–grabbing news that “overweight people live longer” inspired you to skip your daily stroll or reach back into that bag of sour-cream-and-chives chips, we’ve got important info that could really extend your life: Despite some seriously nutty headlines (our […]

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Proofin’ ibuprofen:  How to use it safely  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. More than 20 million Americans and Canadians take ibuprofen every day, often popping the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) before they exercise or do heavy-duty chores – to prevent muscle aches and pains. But a recent report says ibuprofen plus strenuous […]

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Is it Alzheimer’s? Check for these imposters first By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Worried that a loved one’s forgetfulness, confusion and fuzzy thinking may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? You owe it to him or her – and yourself – to get a quick check for brain-draining health conditions and other […]

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5 ways to cool off a fiery health wrecker By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Is your body doing the slow (invisible) burn that fires up cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and brain drain – and even increases wrinkles and hurts your sex life? You can’t really feel inflammation until its damage is […]

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Debate Forum, 1/15

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The sky is falling! No, it’s just the Fiscal Cliff  By Paul Noah The U.S. Congress are once again acting like clowns and proving they’re not worthy of the offices they hold by playing the media to go along with their staged “fiscal cliff” scenario. Hollywood has indeed annexed themselves in Washington, D.C. We no […]

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Olive oil just got better  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Olive Oyl may have been Popeye’s one and only, but we doubt he could have loved her any more than we adore olive oil – another of the odd omega monounsaturated fats. This one is mainly omega-9, and it’s the secret sauce […]

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Debate Forum, 1/1

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Right to work or right to get ripped off? We have so many rights in this country: we can peacefully assemble, we can criticize our government and its officials and, in some states, we can even smoke weed. In Michigan, residents now have the “right-to-work” thanks to the Michigan legislature and their passing of the […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]