Drs. Oz and Roizen / Health

Beware Fake Meds Online

Jonah Hill (number-cruncher Donnie Azoff in "The Wolf of Wall Street") says the white powder the actors snorted in that film was really vitamin D. While that sounds pretty benign, Hill reports he got severe bronchitis from inhaling the stuff. Fake...

Careful With the New Glasses

The super-nearsighted 1960s cartoon character Mr. Magoo was always getting into trouble because he couldn't see what was going on. (He refused to wear his glasses.) But he would bumble along until, at the end of each adventure, he would save the ...

Beware Unreliable Online Health Info

What did Orson Welles' 1938 radio drama "War of the Worlds" have in common with today's encyclopedic website Wikipedia? Too many people believed every word. Welles gave people notice that the tale was pure fiction, and Wikipedia has never claimed ...

Mind Your Mind

It's ironic that from 1968-78 Peter Falk's character "Columbo" was best known for looking befuddled and forgetful and then suddenly recalling, "just one more thing." Those well-scripted memory lapses predated a real-life battle with Alzheimer's ...

Avoid Medications That Increase Blood Pressure

When the Six Flags amusement park in New Jersey opens Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom this summer, it'll become the tallest "drop ride" in the world -- 41 stories! The park's warning about the risks is not just marketing hype; folks on the "not ...

Tip-Top Tropical Summer Smoothie

When Chris Kattan's "Saturday Night Live" character Mango asked, "Can you say to a rainbow, 'Hey, stop being a rainbow for a second'? No! Such is Mango!" he was being an ol' smoothie, touting his magnificence -- and rightly so.

Mangoes are a ...