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Drs. Oz and Roizen / Health

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 ...

Good Nutrition After Weight Loss Surgery

If you're one of the 250,000 people in North America who had weight-loss surgery last year, it's important to avoid nutritional deficiencies that can take a big toll on your health. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had gastric lap-band surgery ...

Gender-Specific Meds

In the sci-fi masterpiece "The Left Hand of Darkness," Ursula K. Le Guin imagines a world without gender, where everyone's a blend of male and female. Now, that may sound boring, but it sure would make it easier to determine the effectiveness and ...

Cut Out Catastrophizing

Hundreds of movies and TV shows from "On the Beach" (1959) to "Falling Skies" (2011) seem designed to express your secret fears (and, say some doctors, dispel the anxiety that fuels those worries). But in the movie of your life, assuming your ...

How Saturated Fats Make You Fatter

When "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's" shape-shifting Odo (Rene Auberjonois) decides to change the way his body looks, he morphs from a gelatinous blob to a sleek, spandex-clad sheriff in an instant. He never worries that his physique is a hazard to ...