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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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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]