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Why Charlie Sheen Went Off His HIV Meds

He thought he'd try an alternative treatment

(Newser) - On The Dr. Oz Show Tuesday, Charlie Sheen revealed that he was off his HIV medications and was instead trying alternative treatment. But that show was taped Dec. 8, and Sheen "is back on his meds," his manager tells People . "He tried a cure from a doctor... More »

Injured Motorists Helped by Dr. Oz

He stopped while driving on the NJ Turnpike motorists

(Newser) - A lot of doctors aren't happy about Dr. Mehmet Oz's dubious recommendations on TV , but he was a credit to his profession at the scene of a car crash on Saturday night. Westampton Emergency Services Chief Jason Carty says the celebrity doctor was driving north on the New... More »

1K+ Doctors to Dr. Oz: Just Quit

Medical profession doesn't appear to be a big fan

(Newser) - After 10 doctors called for Columbia University to fire that "quack" Dr. Mehmet Oz , and Oz fired back and then doubled down , the medical community decided to poll itself. Some 1,300 doctors responded to a poll put out by social network SERMO, and these are the results, per... More »

Dr. Oz: I 'Will Not Be Silenced'

(Newser) - As promised , Dr. Oz is firing back at critics via his own show. In a teaser obtained by CNN , Oz declares that he "will not be silenced" by the 10 doctors who accused him of quackery in a letter to Columbia. "I know I've irritated some... More »

Dr. Oz to 'Aggressively' Go After Critics

In his sights Thursday: doctors with links to genetically modified food industry

(Newser) - Last week a group of doctors penned a complaint to Columbia University about Dr. Mehmet Oz, griping he shouldn't be vice chair of the college's surgery department due to his questionable medical advice and "outrageous conflicts of interest." Now Oz is planning to "aggressively" take... More »

Dr. Oz to Critics: I Am Not a Quack

It's all about 'multiple points of view,' he explains

(Newser) - A group of his fellow physicians thinks that TV's Dr. Oz is a money-hungry quack who has no business being on the medical faculty of Columbia. Dr. Oz himself, aka cardiothoracic surgeon Mehmet Oz, begs to differ. "I bring the public information that will help them on their... More »

Doctors to University: Fire That 'Quack' Dr. Oz

His presence on faculty is 'unacceptable,' they tell Columbia

(Newser) - Celebrity TV doctor and magic bean salesman Dr. Mehmet Oz also has a prestigious post at Columbia University, which some esteemed colleagues in the medical world find absurd. In a letter to the dean of the Columbia University medical school, where Oz is vice chairman of the surgery department, 10... More »

Dr. Oz's 'Magic' Diet Bean Loses Lone Study Backing It

Authors retract claims he cited after FTC alleged results 'hopelessly flawed'

(Newser) - In 2012, celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz endorsed green coffee bean extract as a "magic weight-loss cure" even though only one scientific study backed these claims—and it was funded by the extract manufacturer. This week Oz is backed further into a corner as the study's two writers... More »

Senators Blast Dr. Oz for Bogus Diet Claims

He defends right to use 'flowery' language

(Newser) - Celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz stuck up for his right to use "flowery" language to praise weight loss products after a Senate panel slammed him for encouraging scammers by endorsing "miracle cures." Sen. Claire McAskill asked him why he "cheapened" his show by saying things he... More »

The Healthiest Ways to Watch TV

Mehmet Oz gives his top 4 tips

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is getting a new show starting Sept. 14, inspiring Esquire to ask Oprah’s favorite physician how to watch the tube in the healthiest way possible. His recommendations:
  1. Drink water—Take advantage of the opportunity: you won’t mind its blandness when your focus is elsewhere.
  2. Munch
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