PULSE GET A 'SECOND OPINION' FROM DR. OZ.Byline: Mariko Thompson Staff Writer
Dr. Mehmet Oz Dr. Mehmet Oz (born June 11, 1960) is an American cardiothoracic surgeon and author.
Mehmet Oz or Mohammad Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Turkish, Muslim parents, and was educated at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, received his undergraduate degree from wants to send America to medical school. That's why the New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. heart surgeon - once named one of People magazine's ``Sexiest Men Alive'' - has taken the doctor's office into the television studio with ``Second Opinion With Dr. Oz.''
``The show is an effort to bottle medical school,'' Oz said. ``We've done a poor job as a society of embracing health as one of our areas of knowledge. Americans should become world experts on their bodies so that they'll be informed and use the health-care system more intelligently.''
The hourlong Discovery Channel show gives viewers an insider's look at medicine. Oz brings cameras into the operating room operating room
n. Abbr. OR
A room equipped for performing surgical operations. and illustrates his studio discussions with real human organs. For a segment on heart health, viewers watch surgeons perform transplant surgery on a patient. In the studio, Oz uses an actual heart to demonstrate the organ's anatomy and how it pumps blood through the body.
``I can explain it and show it to you,'' Oz said. ``Now, all of a sudden, it comes alive and makes sense.''
Each show focuses on one medical topic and often features a celebrity interview. Oz chats with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey “Oprah” redirects here. For the show, see The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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``They imprint in the audience's mind that this is an important issue,'' Oz said. ``It's five minutes of brain candy to get you psyched up. They're celebrity pep talks.''
As a founding director of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center's Integrative Medicine integrative medicine
combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies.
integrative medicine The 'new medicine' A term for the incorporation of alternative therapies into mainstream medical practice. Program, Oz gives guidance on the confusing and conflicting realm of supplements. He also stresses the importance of the mind-body connection in health.
``I'm on the front lines,'' he said. ``When you work with people day in and day out Adv. 1. day in and day out - without respite; "he plays chess day in and day out"
all the time , you see how important the mind and attitude are to well- being.''
``Second Opinion With Dr. Oz'' airs 5 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays on the Discovery Channel. Starting Nov. 11, the show will air weekly at 5 p.m. Mondays.
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Effects of a proposed project on other parts of the firm. , listings of major medical centers, controversies in medical treatment and reviews of complementary and alternative treatments. For the 9 million cancer survivors in the U.S., the book includes information on nutrition, exercise and follow-up treatment.
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in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
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