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Audience member Michelle had to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours and asks Dr. Oz if her heart rate of 30 at night is a problem.
Dr. Oz asks Michelle if there were symptoms. Michelle replies that she was having heart palpitations. Dr. Oz asserts that heart palpitations often suggest that the heart is going too fast, and that a resting heart rate below 30 is a problem. Dr. Oz also states a heart rate that is too slow usually results in dizziness or fainting spells, often corrected by medication or a pace maker.
Audience member Marianne had a piece of bone break-off from a disc in her back. After Marianne’s back surgery to remove the bone piece, she has had a painful lump on the opposite side of the surgery location.
Dr. Oz feels the affected area on Marianne and he thinks that it is just muscle that was displaced and moved, thus causing the discomfort. Dr. Oz explains that back surgeries are troublesome, usually causing less flexibility from scar tissue and tension in the discs.
Audience member Claudine is an obese diabetic who has an obese 19 year old daughter with a kidney condition. Claudine’s daughter blames her for her obesity and kidney problem. Claudine asks Dr. Oz how she can reverse their lifestyle into a healthy one.
Dr. Oz answers that she needs to act on her motivation, address the issues, and do something about it. Dr. Oz reinforces that when one is undergoing this kind of lifestyle change, that it is important to do it together as a family.
Tuesday, July 10 2012, 02:56 PM EDT
Dr. Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show" airing weekdays at 4pm on ABC 22.Dr. Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 250 heart operations annually.
Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. He was awarded the Captain's Athletic Award for leadership in college and was Class President followed by President of the Student Body during medical school. He lives in Cliffside Park, NJ with his wife Lisa of 23 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver.
Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. He has also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his "Transplant!" series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. In addition to numerous appearances on "Good Morning America," he has also appeared on the "Today" show, "Larry King Live," "The View," guest-hosted the "Charlie Rose" show and appeared on all the evening news broadcasts. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington's "John Q" and participated in several other feature films.
Dr. Oz authored five New York Times Best Sellers including YOU: The Owner's Manual, YOU: The Smart Patient, YOU: On a Diet, YOU: Staying Young, YOU: Being Beautiful as well as the award winning Healing from the Heart. He has a regular column in Esquire magazine where his article "Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild" was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service, and an ongoing column in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio" on XM Channel 156 and Sirius Channel 195 (as part of its "Best of XM" package).
In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been honored as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People (08), Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (99-04), and "The Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni" in the 02138 magazine, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (08). He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University, He was voted "The Best and Brightest" by Esquire Magazine, a "Doctor of the Year" by Hippocrates magazine and "Healer of the Millennium" by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups.
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