06:39 PM EDT 05/05/2015
Originally posted 04/30/2015 11:00PM
Dr. Mehmet Oz has his wife Lisa to thank for helping him weather the storm that gathered when 10 physicians demanded his dismissal from Columbia University last week.
And some encouragement from Oprah Winfrey didn't hurt, either.
"Oprah's a very supportive woman. She's very mothering," he told PEOPLE while celebrating the HealthCorps Annual Gala in New York City on Wednesday night.
Originally posted 04/24/2015 08:30AM
The battle between Dr. Mehmet Oz and the medical community continued on Friday morning as Oz addressed the concerns of Columbia University faculty members on the Today show.
Unlike the 10 physicians led by Dr. Henry Miller who called for Oz's dismissal from the university at which he is a vice-chair and professor for the department of surgery, eight members of Columbia's faculty were more measured in an op-ed written in USA Today Thursday in which they suggested that, perhaps, Oz begin adding the following disclaimer to his show: "The opinions expressed on this program may not be evidence-based or part of accepted medical practice and have no endorsement from Columbia University."
Originally posted 04/23/2015 11:35AM
In response to a group of physicians demanding his dismissal from the faculty of New York's Columbia University, Dr. Mehmet Oz has not only penned an op-ed defending himself but has devoted an entire episode of The Dr. Oz Show to investigating each physician and their ties to causes that allegedly present the very conflicts of interest of which Oz himself has been accused.
"I have long believed that doctors should not fight their battles – or each other – in public, but now I believe I must," says Oz, 54, in a sneak peek at Thursday's episode, adding that he is being accused of "promoting treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain," which he insists is not true.
Oz says that he is being targeted, baselessly, for an "opposition" to the genetic engineering of food crops. "Again, it's not true," he says. "I have never judged GMO foods, but, just like 64 countries around the world, I support GMO labeling so you can decide on the foods for your family."
Originally posted 04/17/2015 04:40PM
Under fire from physicians demanding his dismissal from New York's Columbia University, Dr. Mehmet Oz is speaking out – and seemingly taking one of his critics specifically to task.
"I bring the public information that will help them on their path to be their best selves," Oz said in a statement to PEOPLE on Friday.
"We provide multiple points of view, including mine which is offered without conflict of interest. That doesn't sit well with certain agendas which distort the facts," said Oz, referring to a clash with sustainable agriculture company Monsanto over his opinions on genetically modified foods.
Continued Oz, "For example, I do not claim that GMO foods are dangerous, but believe that they should be labeled like they are in most countries around the world. I will address this on the show next week."
Originally posted 03/31/2015 08:40PM
Tuesday was a good day for the cast and crew of General Hospital. The long-running soap opera picked up 28 Daytime Emmy nominations.
The awards will be held on April 26 and Betty White will be honored at the ceremony, where she'll be presented with a lifetime achievement award.
In other nods announced Tuesday, nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are Maura West and Laura Wright for General Hospital, Alison Sweeney and Peggy McCay for Days of Our Lives, and Gina Tognoni for The Young and the Restless.
Originally posted 03/17/2015 04:45PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4117394795001" "" "" "auto"] On Wednesday's episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Tony Danza exposes a deeply vulnerable, emotional side of himself.
Despite playing for laughs in his star-making turns on Who's the Boss? and Taxi, the actor has tragedy in his past: More than 20 years ago, he was nearly killed in a terrifying ski accident, and he finally shares what was weighing on his mind that day.
Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:30PM
Plus, how the celeb chef de-stresses
Originally posted 12/19/2014 12:25PM
Your mom was right: Don't believe everything you see on TV.
Originally posted 09/07/2014 04:15PM
As Joan Rivers's funeral on Sunday closed with the sound of bagpipes filling the air on New York's Fifth Avenue, the gathering of specially invited guests spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Temple Emanu-El to listen and reflect.
Originally posted 06/20/2014 10:45AM
Dr. Mehmet Oz recently got a dose of tough medicine after being publicly reprimanded on Capitol Hill for spotlighting certain dietary supplements.
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