Multi-topic, hour-long series hosted by a cardiac surgeon premiers today

"The Dr. Oz Show," a high octane, multi-topic hour-long series hosted by trusted health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, premieres in syndication today (check local listings). Episodes airing during its premiere week feature two of the recently announced "Core Team Oz" guest contributors, fashion and style expert Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") and fitness specialist Bob Harper ("The Biggest Loser"). Also debuting this week as a member of Core Team Oz is "America's vet," Dr. Marty Becker, the popular author and regular veterinary contributor on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America."

In the premiere episode airing Monday, September 14, Dr. Oz explains why 40% of American women are suffering from a less-than-satisfying sex life. He also gives advice on overcoming sexual dysfunction and offers tips on the best ways to turn on a partner. Plus, Dr. Oz shares some surprising news on the number one surgery women do not need and reveals shocking information on the hazardous germs lurking in purses that could make people sick.

On Tuesday, September 15, "The Dr. Oz Show" focuses on the H1N1 ("swine flu") virus with "The Next Pandemic: 5 Things You Need to Prepare." Statistics say that 150 million are at risk and up to 90,000 could die in America alone. The show looks at who is the most susceptible, what the key symptoms are and how to stay safe with five can't-be-missed, life-saving tips.

"The Fountain of Youth: Dr. Oz's Top 10 Anti-Aging Secrets" airs on Wednesday, September 16. From bug spray to surprises in typical food pantries, Dr. Oz reveals astonishing toxic ingredients that are found every day in American homes that can speed up the aging process. Dr. Oz offers healthier alternatives to these products that can help prevent aging, plus renowned veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker performs a RealAge intervention on an overweight dog and its owner.

On Thursday, September 17, fashion expert Tim Gunn makes his first appearance on the show as he provides uplifting makeovers for a mother and daughter, who are breast cancer survivors, plus metabolism boosters, information about what your urine says about your health and bathroom germs that will make you squirm.

"Dr. Oz's Highway to Health Bus with Bob Harper - Part 1" finishes premiere week for "The Dr. Oz Show" on Friday, September 18 as Dr. Oz's "Highway to Health" tour bus is revealed. Dr. Oz enlists Harper's help as he launches one of the show's big events of the season. Thirty-five people from the land of Oz--Kansas City that is--kick off the first all-American national challenge to add 10 years to one's life in 60 days.

Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-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 and is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine. He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."

Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 250 heart operations annually. 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.

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.


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