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The Oz Blog’s Medical Research Team furthers the mission of the The Dr. Oz Show by facilitating a larger conversation on health, wellness, and important medical news as it happens. Stay informed, stay one step ahead, and stay healthy.

Today’s Headlines: The New Bacteria Behind Lyme Disease, the Importance of Sighing, and the Relationship Between Exercise and Menopause

A new bacterium has been discovered that can carry Lyme disease. This bacterium comes from the same type of deer tick as the more commonly known Borrelia burgdorferi but does…

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BPA Replacement Has Similar Effects, Risks Still Unclear

Concern in recent years about the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA) have driven the chemical out of many of the plastic goods we use on a daily basis. But…

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Today’s Headlines: How Sex Benefits the Brain, Signs of Cardiac Arrest, and a Statement from the CDC on Young Women Drinking

  For older people, frequent sexual activity might improve memory. A new study has found that an active sex life helps aging brains. “After adjusting for other factors that might…

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Today’s Headlines: The Pain That Could Come with Diabetes, Mercury Levels in Relation to Alzheimer’s Disease, and Why Exercise is Not the Key to Weight Loss

People with diabetes have a higher risk for developing tendon pain. This pain, also known as tendinopathy, can prevent physical activity. “Based on an analysis of past studies, researchers found…

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Many Parents Respond Incorrectly When Child Passes Out

It can be terrifying when a child passes out, especially because you often don’t know why and whether or not the child is in serious trouble. But losing consciousness is…

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Today’s Headlines: The Risk of Death After Surgery, Training to Help Maintain Your Balance, and the Fruits You Should Be Eating For Weight Loss

Surgery patients who are frailer have an increased risk of death post-procedure. A recent study reported that frail people aged 65 and older were were most likely to have complications…

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One Woman Shares Her Experience With PANDAS

Written by the Executive Director of PANDAS Network JC Konecny In April of 2014 something very wrong started happening with our then 5-year-old daughter. This sweet, brilliant, beautiful, thoughtful, quiet…

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What It Really Means to “Catch” a Mental Illness

Written by The Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit Chief of Staff Michael Crupain, MD, MPH The book Infectious Madness, by award-winning author Harriet Washington, promises to explain to readers “The…

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American Heart Association Emphasizes Dangers of Heart Attacks in Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both women and men in the U.S., but women are often left out of conversations about heart health. Heart disease and…

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Finding a Quality Nutritional Supplement

Written by Lyle MacWilliam MSc, FP Have you ever watched shoppers as they try to choose a nutritional supplement? As part of my job to constantly scour health food and other…

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