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Originally posted 04/09/2012 12:55PM
Originally posted 12/07/2011 11:30AM
In another Oprah first, the media mogul has chosen a man to join her on the cover of her O magazine: Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Why him? Why now?
"The January issue is all about firsts. I met Dr. Oz in 2003 as his first guest on Second Opinion – a medical series he and his wife, Lisa, created for the Discovery Channel. Now here we are, over eight years later. ... What can I say? I adore Dr. Oz," Winfrey tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"As we toast to a new year and encourage readers to take the first step toward a happier, healthier life, who better to help us get on the right path than my dear friend and America's doctor, Dr. Oz."
Originally posted 10/25/2011 03:40PM
Noah's Ark didn't have as many hamsters as Dr. Oz now does.
Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa have a growing brood that includes cats, dogs, children, and presently, 11 hamsters – and they're looking to lighten the load.
After an unexpectedly large delivery of hamsters recently, the couple has been looking for new homes for the critters. They even asked PEOPLE on their way into An Evening with Ralph Lauren, an event hosted by Oprah Winfrey at New York's Lincoln Center: "We have nine baby hamsters – would you like one?"
Originally posted 01/01/2011 10:45AM
After a full season of holiday hustle and bustle – and baked goods! – Dr. Mehmet Oz is ready to take on the next hurdle: New Year's resolutions.
In the spirit of 2011, he's created an 11-week regimen, which launches on his show Jan. 3, to help viewers tackle their resolutions. And he's not taking this lightly.
"A New Year's resolution is so important," the TV host, 50, tells PEOPLE. "At the end of the day, if you've got a game plan that you've set yourself up to succeed with, you will follow parts of the plan. Not having one is your biggest mistake."
Originally posted 09/08/2010 06:20PM
Originally posted 09/02/2010 09:45AM
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Oprah Winfrey share a tight bond. Not only did she coin his nickname of "America's Doctor," but she also produces his popular daytime talk show, The Dr. Oz Show.
So when the handsome author and TV host, 50, received the potentially devastating diagnosis that he had an adenomatous polyp, a precancerous growth in his colon that will require him to undergo frequent screenings for colon cancer, he turned to his friend for words of encouragement.
"I talked to Oprah about this right after the colonoscopy results came back," Oz tells PEOPLE. "Her main question, classic Oprah, was, 'I don't care about this stuff. Are you okay? That's the bigger question.' It's all about how do you deal with the rough waters you hit?" he says. "This was a storm that came over the horizon."
Originally posted 09/01/2010 10:15AM
Dr. Mehmet Oz has always been outspoken about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. So when the TV host, who boasts that he "always" takes his own advice, went in for a routine colonoscopy after his 50th birthday this year, he never imagined he'd have anything to worry about.
But during the examination, his doctor found an adenomatous polyp, or precancerous growth, inside his intestine, which if left behind, could have likely become colon cancer.
"This was a shakeup for me," Oz tells PEOPLE. "I have done everything right. I don't have any family history, and yet I'm high risk now."
Originally posted 02/26/2010 10:50AM
He's a successful talk show host, gives Oprah Winfrey health advice – and is an accomplished home chef.
"I love to help my wife cook," Dr. Mehmet Oz tells PEOPLE. "I'm pretty competent with the grill. My wife [doesn't eat red meat], so I have become competent in the fish and poultry departments."
As a wellness guru, Oz says that preparing food at home doesn't just help "save lots of money," but it also has plenty of health benefits. "You know exactly what you are putting in your meals rather than trusting someone you don't know to limit salt, sugar and fat," he says.
One dish that fulfills the doctor's healthy and delicious criteria is his spicy chili, which he prepares with turkey or ground meat substitute to cater to vegetarians.
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