Dr. Michael Roizen, MD

Bio

Michael F. Roizen, MD, a Sharecare Editorial Advisory member, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. In 2007 Dr. Roizen was named the Chief Wellness Officer (the first such position in a major healthcare institution in the United States) for Cleveland Clinic, and Chair of its Wellness Institute. Dr. Roizen co-founded RealAge and chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. He is 68 calendar years of age, but his RealAge is 47.9. He and Dr Oz have authored 8 NY Times bestsellers between them, and three separately, including 4 #1 NY Times Bestsellers, including RealAge, Are You As Young As You Can Be, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, YOU: On A Diet, the Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, and YOU Staying Young, the Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty.

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  • Cleveland Clinic

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

    Heart patients who received the gel implant had improved blood oxygen levels a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

    Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 ...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Your baby needs the nutrient folate because folate has a direct effect on DNA. Folate is an essential ingredient for one of the building blocks of DNA, and without folate, you have to substitute a back-up building block (called uracil), which isn't as good as the other (thiamine) and can cause birth...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Make sure you have an oral fixation for at least a few minutes a day to help prevent infections that could spread to your child.
    • Visit your dentist at least once during pregnancy (and make sure to get regular prenatal care) to reduce the risk of infections. Even better -- visit your dentist twice
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows.

    That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study.

    That risk was even higher among patients who took a blood t...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    As you age, your teeth get worn down naturally, and the soft tissue around the mouth descends. This can leave you with a Richard Nixon smile -- showing all lower teeth and no upper teeth. Teeth are going to move until they touch something that will make them stop. That might be a tongue, dental appliance,...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    America is a country of crazes. Hula hoops. Parachute pants, Chia pets. They come, they go, some stick around. One that seems like it's going to be around for a while is the high-protein diet craze. Can high-protein diets help you shed pounds? Sure -- at least as well as most other diets can, in the...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests.

    In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition, known as lupus nephri...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    The hormone leptin, a protein secreted by stored fat that signals satiety and stimulates you to burn more calories, doesn't always work the way it's supposed to.

    In some research, when leptin was given to mice, their appetites decreased just as expected. When it was given to people, they initially got thin...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    There are three conditions that make it necessary to avoid gluten or wheat: celiac disease (CD), wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity. CD is an autoimmune condition in which eating gluten causes inflammation of the mucosal lining and the villi (tiny finger-like tissue that help the body absorb n...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Diets go in and out of fashion as often as Lady Gaga changes her look -- and some diet fads are just as strange. Gluten-free diets are all the rage these days, and we're seeing more and more foods labeled "gluten free." But it's a mistake to assume that buying these products will necessarily help your...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    The epilepsy and pain relief drug gabapentin has been shown to ease both the severity and the frequency of hot flashes by almost 50 percent. It may be the new best thing other than estrogen for the flash.

    Also, a class of antidepressant drugs called SSRIs has been shown to reduce symptoms by 60...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Folate is one form of an important vitamin (vitamin B9) that is found in dark green, leafy vegetables, many fortified cereals, beans, wheat bran and other whole grains. The term folate is sometimes used interchangeably with folic acid, but for those of you sticklers for detail out there, here’s a fun fact:...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    It's a dieter's dream: you don't have to restrict calories or carbs every day to see results! Eat fewer carbs and calories just a few days a week and you'll lose weight -- and keep it off. Fantasy? No. It's reality. Part-time weight-loss plans deliver real results and may even lower breast cancer...Read More