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The health benefits of cutting yourself a break By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Could cutting yourself a little slack improve your diet, help you stick with a workout routine and let you meet your health goals, from lowering blood sugar, LDL (lousy) cholesterol or blood pressure, to living with chronic pain? Positively. […]

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What’s in your holiday travel survival kit?  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Get ready to ensure and protect your holiday fun by saving space in your suitcase or carry-on for smart tools that let you stay ahead of seasonal-travel health hazards. They’ll help you fight off colds and flu viruses, digestive-system discomforts, […]

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10 ways to keep your brain full size and full strength By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. What do your favorite wool sweater, your retirement savings account and your brain have in common? They’re all better off if they don’t shrink! But the brains of millions of Americans and Canadians with slightly elevated […]

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Forum Debate, 12/11

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Is making Plan B a non-prescription drug a good idea?  The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recently recommended that pediatricians treating teenage girls should consider writing “just-in-case” prescriptions for the morning-after pill so their teenage patients would already have the Plan B pill on hand in the event it was needed. The AAP is now […]

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Debate Forum, 12/4

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Should there be a law requiring genetically engineered foods to be labeled? Last month in California, a statewide ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food known as Proposition 37 was defeated on Election Day. The initiative was defeated by voters statewide 53 percent to 47 percent. Those voters who opposed Proposition 37 were worried that […]

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7 alcohol myths, smashed By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Blame it on craft beers, inexpensive wine or the down economy – North Americans are sipping more alcohol, more often. (Twenty-two percent of you say you drink too much, up from 17 percent a decade ago.) And while you all know that problem […]

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8 steps to turn a “dud” checkup into a get-younger tune-up By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Splashed all over the media, a new report says you can cross “get an annual checkup” off your to-do list. Scientists in Denmark announced that yearly doctor visits didn’t help 182,880 people live longer or sidestep […]

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Debate Forum 11/27

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RIP … “Twinkie the Kid” Last Wednesday, the maker of Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread placed the brands up for sale. A bankruptcy judge cleared the way for Hostess Brands, Inc., whose workers have been on strike, to fire those 18,500 workers and wind down its operations. A last-ditch effort to end a strike […]

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Debate Forum, 11/20

Was General Petraeus ousted because of his Benghazi narrative? Despite the fact that world events seem to be spiraling out of control, the national media on Friday was focused on catching a glimpse of former CIA Director General David Petraeus as he slipped onto Capitol Hill to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. The question […]

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Omega-3 alert: The news you really need By Michael Roizen, M.D., AND Mehmet Oz, M.D. Don’t let a couple of “fishy” reports sway you.  The latest news about omega-3s isn’t good — it’s great! We know more than ever about how these good fats keep your body and brain younger. That means getting a daily […]

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Still have joint pain? Try these relief upgrades By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Are your joints singing the blues? At least one of every four adults lives with the bone-deep ache of gout, lupus, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis and/or plain old wear-and-tear osteoarthritis. But you can break free by taking advantage of […]

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Debate 11/13

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Voting for a Rocky Mountain high Colorado and the state of Washington made history this past Tuesday when voters in both states passed ballot measures which removed all civil and criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana. While a majority of voters in Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, these new […]

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Food addiction: It’s real By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. The media’s buzzing about food addiction: out-of-control eating that hooks your brain, almost like tobacco or street drugs. Take a look at Daymon Patterson, the self-promoting fast-food addict on YouTube (Dr. Oz has offered him drive-thru diet tips!) and a recent pronouncement from […]

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Debate 11/6

Eminent domain comes to Austin Road If Isaac Austin were alive today he might not be too pleased with Montgomery County officials. The namesake of Austin Road died in 1869.  His original farm was located between Yankee Road and Springboro Pike along what is known today as Austin Road. That corner of Montgomery County has […]

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Debate Forum, 10/30

Google at odds with French government over proposed new tax Google, Inc. is an American multinational corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. Advertising revenues from its AdWords feature generates almost all of the company’s profits. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin […]

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Hidden sugar shocker: fructose By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. If sour news about added fructose – the sugary menace that messes with your liver, boosts blood pressure and stiffens arteries – has you reading food nutrition labels to uncover where it’s hiding, you’ve got the right idea, but nutrition labels don’t make […]

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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 […]