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Dr. OZ

Surprising body checks can protect your health

In hockey, a body check happens when one player attempts to separate another player from the hockey puck. This usually involves high-speed shoulder-to-chest contact. But off the ice, a body check can help you skate through life with a lot less bruisi...
Published: 04/12/14

Smoking out new dangers from second-, third-hand smoke

Smokey Bear, Smokey Robinson, Smokey and the Bandit — these smoky icons may be a few generations past their prime, but their impact on pop culture still survives. Unfortunately, so does second- and thirdhand smoke.
Published: 04/05/14

It’s time to turn sour on sugar in your diet

From Austria to Zimbabwe and more than 43 countries in between, sweet soda (Frucade! GoGo!) is the drink of choice. But here in North America, we’ve taken it to a new level: Canadians down 27 gallons of syrupy liquids per person per year; Mexi...
Published: 03/22/14

Shake off the salt for better health

Moviegoers love a good secret. There are more than 200 movies with the word “Secret” in the title — including, we kid you not, “The Secret Lives of Dentists” and “The Secret of the Ooze.” Those secrets...
Updated: 1 months ago

Get berry benefits without the tummyache

The Greek goddess Aphrodite was broken-hearted when she heard Adonis had perished. Myth has it her tears fell to earth as red hearts, and strawberries were created! This oh-so-good-for-you fruit delivers a phytonutrient called anthocyanins that can h...
Updated: 1 months ago

How to become the health influencer at home

They say that opposites attract, but if you scan a newspaper’s photos of couples celebrating silver and golden anniversaries, you’d swear the secret to a long and happy marriage is to wed someone who looks just like you. That’s b...
Updated: 1 months ago

Be sure to follow directions for saline laxatives

When bears hibernate for five to seven months, their guts compact sloughed-off intestinal cells, residual undigestibles like hair or leaves, and even foot pads that come off while they sleep (they lick their tender tootsies). These form a plug that s...
Updated: 2 months ago

Let’s clear the air, once and for all

Most folks pass gas 10 to 20 times a day with little noise and no smell. (Whew!) But some can crank out around two liters of smelly, sulfur-containing compounds daily. No wonder when Buck and Arlene Weimer previewed their odor-suppressing underpants,...
Updated: 2 months ago

(Safe) sex can help you live longer

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” Thank you, Groucho Marx, for reminding us that these little guys, so important in the understanding of human genetics and biology, are always on the lookout for more potassium (bana...
Updated: 2 months ago