Doctor, TV host, and taco server Mehmet Oz will be giving 1000 Philadelphians a “15 Minute Physical” for the Dr. Oz Show, and we doubt the results will be good news. From a press release:
The Dr. Oz Show will give the city of Philadelphia a “15 Minute Physical” in partnership with Temple University Health System, Alere Inc. and Practice Fusion Inc. on May 19 at Temple University’s Health Science Campus … The “15 Minute Physical” is a quick series of screening tests which include a lipid panel (HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), and blood glucose made possible on the Cholestech LDX, a rapidly reading mobile lab device contributed by Alere. In addition to the blood test on the LDX, registrants will have their blood pressure and waist size measured. By linking these five important markers, a very basic idea of general risk for heart disease and diabetes can be determined.
The release also describes the results of the tests as a “report card,” and we’re thinking … high D, low C? Maybe an F? We certainly aren’t going to ace this thing. You can register to try to take part in the physical on Dr. Oz’s website.