Drs. Oz and Roizen / Health

Cough It Up!

Ahem! When you hear that theatrical cough, a character's fate is about to change. Alec Baldwin once parodied that trope on "Saturday Night Live," offering actors-to-be an instructional CD titled, "First Coughs: Foreshadowing Your Character's Death...

Berry (Apple or Plum) Good News For Your Heart

John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, planted apple orchards all over Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana in the early 1800s -- letting locals brew up hard cider (that was the main use for those crops). These days, a bounty of fruit is available ...

How to Get Generic Drugs You Need

"It was just on the tip of my tongue. What was it?"

If you're taking medication, chances are the answer to your questions is "a generic drug." About 80 percent of prescribed medications are generics. But there's been some (justified) worry that ...

How To Use and Choose Your Drink

Some folks use sodas to establish bizarre records (longest time to balance six unopened soda cans on a chin is 12.57 seconds), and others down Death Wish Coffee; it delivers double the caffeine in every cup and is made from organic robusta beans. ...

You Are What Your Mother Ate

In 2007, the heaviest woman ever to give birth weighed in at 532 pounds, and it took 30 doctors to perform the C-section. While she's an extreme example of what's happening across North America, the average weight for a 20- to 29-year-old woman (...