Dr. Oz On Water Polo'S Health Benefits & Risks

Mehmet Oz — Harvard class of 1982 who played goalie for the Crimson men’s water polo in 1980 and ‘81 — is best known as the star of “The Dr. Oz Show,” a syndicated television program focused on issues related to medicine and personal health.

Dr. Oz, who touts an active lifestyle on his blog, spoke recently with New York-based water polo journalist Michael Randazzo about his continued passion for water polo, the sport’s pronounced health benefits, the concussion risk that links polo and football, the US National Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams and Michael Jordan, the former Chicago Bulls basketball star.

The full transcript of Dr. Oz’s comments is included at TotalWaterPolo.com.

 Images Courtesy The Dr. Oz Show

Images Courtesy The Dr. Oz Show

US Water Polo Players Splash Down in Brooklyn Heights

What if you could meet four Olympians — especially those bearing gold medals earned recently at the Rio Games?

That’s what young athletes from the Brooklyn Heights St. Francis water polo club experienced this week in Brooklyn Heights. Kami Craig, Kaleigh Gilchrist, Ashleigh Johnson and Courtney Mathewson — members of the U.S. Senior National Women’s Water Polo Team that secured back-to-back Olympic titles by virtue of a 12-5 win over Italy— spoke at St. Francis Brooklyn about realizing their dreams.

Read the full story in the Brooklyn Courier

 Members of the BHSF Water Polo Club with Olympians Kami Craig, Kaleigh Gilchrist, Cortney Mathewson and Ashleigh Johnson.  Image Courtesy James Chang

Members of the BHSF Water Polo Club with Olympians Kami Craig, Kaleigh Gilchrist, Cortney Mathewson and Ashleigh Johnson.
Image Courtesy James Chang

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