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 child began having what looked like panic attacks. She insisted something was stuck in her throat. We took her to several doctors who could not seem to find the source of her problem. After seeing several psychologists and psychiatrists a video of her attacks prompted one of her doctors to suggest that her illness was not psychological, that it seemed to have a physiological source. He sent us to a neurologist, suspecting a brain tumor. Read more  »

What You Need to Know About Phage Therapy



Written by Michael Bohl, Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit

On our recent show about antibiotic resistance, our guest talked about how her antibiotic resistant infection had been cured by phage therapy. In the Western world many doctors, including Dr. Oz, aren’t too familiar with this treatment. So what exactly is it? We did a little digging to better inform you. Read more  »

What to Know About the VelaShape III Treatment

Middle-aged woman holding a hand with excess fat.

Written by Dr. Anne Chapas, MD of Union Square Laser Dermatology

There is a great demand for nonsurgical body shaping in my practice. Patients typically want to improve the size, shape, and appearance of the arms, neck, abdomen, and legs, without the risks or recovery time associated with surgical procedures. One of my key body shaping devices is the VelaShape® III, an FDA-cleared medical device, that is used to renew collagen, affect the dermal structure and connective tissue to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and improve skin quality. Powered by Syneron’s elōs technology, VelaShape III combines three different energies: Bi-Polar RF (radiofrequency), IR (infrared), and mechanical tissue manipulation with pulsed vacuum. The deep heat produced by these dual energies addresses both the fat and the skin by shrinking the fat cells and stimulating collagen tightening that improves the overall skin surface for a smoother, firmer contour. The vacuum improves lymphatic drainage and allows the heat energy to penetrate deeper into the fat layers. Read more  »

Deepak Chopra’s Help Desk

Meditation pose

Deepak Chopra stopped by The Dr. Oz Show today to dish out advice for a few of our lucky viewers. But just because you weren’t on the show doesn’t mean that he wasn’t listening! See his advice below for Dr. Oz’s Facebook fan, Lynn M.:

Q: How do I find true inner peace and relieve anxiety?

A: You can only find true inner peace when you find your true self beyond ego. True self is not self-image or what others think of you. Meditation is one of the best ways to discover your true self, your soul, creativity, joy and peace.


Annabelle Gurwitch Relates to Your 4 A.M. Club Problems

ISeeYouMadeanEffortblog Find yourself tossing and turning at night, with your mind constantly running? Turns out you’re not alone. In fact, author Annabelle Gurwitch found that so many women wake up in the middle of the night she dubbed it “The 4 A.M. Club,” and made it a chapter in her new book, I See You Made an Effort. Here, Gurwitch comments on the most common sleep offenders that viewers mentioned on Facebook were keeping them up at night. Read more  »

Dr. Oz to Be Honored at the Look Good Feel Better DreamBall


Tomorrow will be the 30th Annual DreamBall benefitting Look Good Feel Better, an organization that sheds light on how people with cancer use beauty to deal with the devastating side effects of the disease while regaining their self-confidence. This year’s DreamBall will celebrate 25 years of the organization and honors a diverse group of men and women for whom cancer, beauty and wellness, and the Look Good Feel Better program have a special meaning. Included in the list of honorees this year is Dr. Oz, for his advocacy for living the best life possible and caring for the whole patient from the inside out, as well as Samantha Harris, a cancer survivor, entertainment correspondent and former co-host of Dancing with the StarsRead more  »

Behind the Scenes of Dr. Oz’s Sleep Clinic


If you find yourself struggling to get enough sleep at night, it turns out you’re not alone. In fact, so many people have issues with sleep that Dr. Oz and sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus recently stayed up all night to tackle the most common sleep problems. Together with the help of their sleep team, they took to Twitter and the phones to help callers get the shut-eye they need. Here’s a look at what happened.