01:41 PM EDT 09/22/2016
Dr. Phil Takes D.C.! Phil McGraw Talks to Congress About Raising Diabetes Awareness: 'This Is a Passion Project for Me'
Originally posted 05/13/2016 05:30PM
Dr. Phil McGraw made his way to Capitol Hill this week to raise awareness on the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the United States, and he told PEOPLE that he won't stop until this becomes an urgent matter for congress.
On Wednesday, McGraw headed to D.C. and sat before a slate of Congressional members to discuss the importance of raising awareness of type 2 diabetes in America.
"Our goal was to really meet with some people and raise awareness and hopefully influence some influencers to really prioritize legislation that could impact diabetes in terms of creating legislation that makes information, resources, and innovations more accessible and affordable for diabetics in America," he told PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/03/2016 09:40AM
VH1 announced Tuesday that the model, author and feminist activist – whose candid chat with PEOPLE features in this week's issue, on newsstands Friday – has landed a weekly talk show that will take on pop culture hot topics and feature celebrity interviews.
Originally posted 04/11/2016 01:15PM
Dr. Phil Launches the 'ON IT Movement' to Help People with Type 2 Diabetes Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Originally posted 03/11/2016 02:05PM
When Dr. Phil McGraw was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than 25 years ago, he made it his mission to not let the disease define him.
"This is one of those diagnoses that comes with shame," he tells PEOPLE. "You've got to get past feeling guilty."
After getting the initial diagnosis, he made a commitment to make the lifestyle changes necessary to help him stay on a healthier path.
"I started really digging in and doing some research and figuring out what I needed to do to manage it," he says. "You have to shake it up and replace bad habits with new habits. I had to get a physician and a nutritionist, but most importantly, I needed my wife Robin and my family to help me succeed and back me up."
Originally posted 02/12/2016 11:35AM
To celebrate the romantic holiday this year, the talk show host got creative and asked his son Jordan, 29, and his son's band Hundred Handed to perform a love song for his wife.
A clip of McGraw, 65, surprising Robin, 62, with the performance of the song (which is appropriately titled "Doctor" and features Kato and the Ellis Alice) will air on The Dr. Phil Show on Friday – and PEOPLE has the exclusive sneak peek of the performance.
Originally posted 01/20/2016 10:00PM
A former Dr. Phil employee is suing Dr. Phil McGraw for allegedly holding 300 employees in a room staffed by security guards as he made accusations that one of them had leaked information to the media.
Leah Rothman's lawsuit against McGraw, his production company and CBS claims she was forced quit the show in April 2015 due to a hostile work environment. She had worked on the show since 2003.
Originally posted 12/01/2015 03:50PM
Nicholas Brendon is opening up about a suicide attempt spurred by his substance abuse.
Model Who Alleges Bill Cosby Drugged and Assaulted Her Speaks Out: I'll Never 'Get Over' What Happened
Originally posted 09/08/2015 03:45PM
The 24-year-old, whose allegations may be the first to fall within the statute of limitations and lead to a criminal case against the comedian, spoke recently with Dr. Phil McGraw along with four others among more than 40 women who have come forward over the past year accusing Cosby, 78, of drugging and assaulting them.
Many of their stories echo the experiences of the five women who first spoke to PEOPLE in 2006 for an article that helped to break open the scandal, which began after Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, filed a civil suit claiming that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion in 2004. Constand's suit was settled out of court.
On an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil, Goins alleges the comedian drugged and assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.
Originally posted 09/01/2015 04:10PM
Dr. Phil McGraw has been dishing out tough love on his eponymous talk show for nearly 13 years.
Audiences fell in love with the straight-talking doctor when he first appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show in the late '90s, and they've been tuning in to catch his words of wisdom – delivered in his signature homespun Texan, no-nonsense style – ever since.
To mark the longtime television personality turning 65 on Tuesday, we're looking back at some of the most famous – and dramatic – conversations he's had during the Dr. Phil show's more than 2,000-episode run.
Originally posted 08/26/2015 10:40PM
Nicholas Brendon's visit to The Dr. Phil Show ended with the actor walking off the set before the interview was completed.
The troubled Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday that he did not appreciate the line of questioning he received during a taping of the show.
"My illnesses and addictions are a daily struggle for me, and I am committed to working on them for the rest of my life," Brendon wrote. "A big part of that is focusing on positivity. I’m the first to admit I’ve messed up, a lot, and I’ve hurt people I care about and who care about me."
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