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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Fight Illness With Food

No one enjoys being sick; but when it interferes with a tournament or competition, it's truly the pits. Playing while you're sick is never a good idea...

Be Immune to Getting Sick This Season

Your immune system is housed in various areas of your body, like police precincts in a big city. Invaders (viruses, bacteria) can break through all of...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Acne Solutions

Q: I've tried the diet and hygiene approach to fight my acne, and they haven't worked. What's next? A: No magic solution or voodoo exists to pr...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Preventing Acne Scars

Q: Why can't I just pop a pimple? A: Lots of teens (and most adults, too) have the same urge: pop that date breaker! The problem is that when m...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Facial Hygiene

Q: Is soap and water all I need for good facial hygiene? A: Soap and water are important, but there's more to it. Use these three steps to keep...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Preventing Blemishes

Q: What's the best way to prevent blemishes from breaking out in the first place? A: Having a healthy, well-balanced diet is a good start. It's...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Tanning Beds

Q: How bad can tanning beds really be? Everyone uses them. A: Tanning beds use fluorescent lights to produce UV radiation—95 percent of which...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Addictions That Make You Look Old

Q: Does alcohol make you look younger? A: No, it doesn't. In fact, alcohol dehydrates the skin and increases the leakiness of capillaries, so m...

YOU Docs: Q&A on "Healthy" Addictions

Q: Is it possible to be addicted to something that's good for you? A: Absolutely. You can be addicted to reading, which means your dopamine sys...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Addiction Detox

Q: What is detox? A: Detox is a form of treatment that removes a person from a toxic substance to which he or she is addicted. Detox can be use...