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Trump Tells Dr. Oz He Wants to Lose 15 Pounds

But overall health details are scant in taping

(Newser) - Donald Trump considers campaigning his exercise, wants to drop 15 or so pounds, and enjoys fast food, according to the candidate's appearance on Dr. Oz. CNN reports Trump taped an episode of the popular daytime show Wednesday that will air on Thursday. While Trump surprised Dr. Mehmet Oz—who... More »

Trump Retreats From Dr. Oz Health Reveal

Physical results to be released later this week

(Newser) - As rival Hillary Clinton takes flak for being too secretive about her health records, Donald Trump has backed off a plan to reveal the results of his physical on national TV. Instead, daughter Ivanka Trump called her father's health "unbelievable," notes Politico , saying that "I was... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Science Shows Half of What Dr. Oz Says Is Bunk

Medical journal analyzed claims on two popular health talk shows

(Newser) - "Misleading at best, total nonsense at worst" is how Julia Belluz describes her gut feeling over the years about the accuracy of Dr. Mehmet Oz's medical advice, she writes at Vox.com . Now she's got science to back her up, thanks to a study published in the... 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 »

6 'Dumb' Stars Who Are Actually Really Smart

You should actually listen to Dr. Oz, it turns out

(Newser) - If you've ever assumed Dr. Oz is just like Dr. Phil, or that Jerry Springer and Flavor Flav are both kind of a joke, take a look at this Cracked list revealing secret celebrity smartypants:
  • Dr. Oz: Considering he's best known for peddling health tips on daytime talk
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30 Rock's Grizz Needs New Kidney

Dr. Oz, Kevin Brown will help Grizzwald Chapman with hypertension

(Newser) - Grizzwald Chapman, better known as Grizz on 30 Rock, needs a kidney transplant. The 378-pound actor discussed his health on The Dr. Oz Show, Popeater reports, telling the celebrity doc that his hypertension requires him to be on dialysis—and that he must lose at least 75 pounds before being... More »

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