Drs. Oz and Roizen / Health

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

In 1550 B.C., Egyptian physicians may have said, "Take two myrtle leaves and call me in the morning." An ancient papyrus scroll indicates that even back then, people used salicylate-rich plants to ease pain. Flash-forward 3,500 years: These days ...

Light Up Your Life

When John Denver sang "Sunshine on my shoulders, makes me happy," he spotlighted full-spectrum light's ability to influence mood and health. And a new study reinforces just how important it is to get your daily dose of sunshine.

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Healthy Restaurant Eating

The latest survey of restaurant meals in America reveals how easy it is to set off a nutrition bomb when you eat out. The Big Hook Up platter from Joe's Crab Shack (crab balls with cream cheese, beer-battered fish and chips, coconut and crab-...

How to Break the Health-Insurance Stress Cycle

The plot of the TV series "Breaking Bad" hinged on the premise that overwhelming stress caused by out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment could turn a mild-mannered high-school chemistry teacher into a drug kingpin. When it premiered in 2006, ...

Dishing Up Fruits and Veggies

"The Grapes of Wrath," "The Bad Seed" and "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"! These movies from the 1940s, '50s and '70s might make you think North Americans aren't on very good terms with fruits and vegetables. Fortunately, since the '70s, ...

What Really Eases Low Back Pain

When low-back pain strikes (it hits about 80 percent of folks at least once) almost everyone is told to take a Tylenol and take it easy. But until now no one bothered to check if taking that pain reliever really made you feel better.

Seems for ...