YOU Docs Health Articles

Doctors Mike Roizen and Mehmet Oz, authors of four New York Times #1 bestsellers on health, and Kristin Kirkpatrick, a Cleveland Clinic nutritionist and regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show, entertain and educate you on choices that can make a big difference to your sports performance. Articles in this section focus on different aspects of the body that affect sports performance; answer questions you submit; and feature nutrition advice and other action steps to help you hit your peak every time. The YOU Docs ninth New York Times bestseller, "YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens," was published in June. Much of the material for comes from this and their other books.

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The Easy Way to Get More Energy

When you're an athlete on the move, somebody is bound to ask where you get all your stamina and energy. Do your part to increase our society's biologi...

Danny Strong Brings 'Salinger's War' to the Big Screen

Actor and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong will make his directorial debut with the biopic Salinger's War, about the turbulent and fasci...

Brain Benefits of Exercise

When you work out, your muscles are not the only things getting stronger. Substantial data shows that a moderate amount of intense exercise improv...

Flu-Fighting Vitamins and Minerals

The top vitamins and minerals for keeping your immune system performing at its peak are vitamins C, E, B6, A, D, folic acid, iron, selenium, and z...

Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Michael Jordan's performance against the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals was iconic, not just because clinched his team's victory in th...

Ask the You Docs: Is There an Energy Drink That's Healthy?

Q: I'm nodding off during the afternoon and feel like I need a pick-me-up. But everything I read about energy drink seems to say they pose a risk ...

2 Energy Drink Rules Athletes Must Follow

Energy drink producers claim the drinks enhance performance, increase stamina and spike alertness, and some research suggests they may improve ana...

DNA and the Future of Us

In our field, medicine—which affects us all, really—some exciting things are on the horizon. Some of them could change your life. For examp...

How Eggs Can Change Your Genes

The foods you choose to put in your mouth today are critical to your health tomorrow. But did you know certain foods can also affect your future off...

YouDocs Q&A: Stop Germs

Question: What's the single best way to stop the spread of germs? Answer: Think about how many things you touch on a daily basis that other people ...

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