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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  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Use these four steps to see if you can kick-start some of that optimism: 
    1. Take a daily walk of 30 to 60 minutes as part of a goal to walk 10,000 steps every day, no excuses. Dispelling stress through physical activity is calming and empowering.
    2. Do something special (big or small) for a friend or
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  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    If you feel your sex life needs some spicing up, it can help to come up with a tactic to make sure that you spark some romance, keep things fresh and make sure that your relationships (sexually and emotionally) are moving forward. How? Seek experiences that feel new, novel and extraordinary.

    Don’t get...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

    But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even sli...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    One of the key differences in animals is that hunters have binocular vision to focus on prey, while the hunted have peripheral vision to better locate potential predators.

    For instance, spiders see much in the same way do, but their systems work a little differently. They move their retinas to...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    When it comes to converting calories, your body processes fat most efficiently—meaning that you actually keep more of it, because your body doesn't need to expend as many calories trying to store it. On the flip side, your body works hard to process protein—making it highly flammable to your body's...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Accepted medical treatment for ADHD is usually a combination as effective as Batman and Robin. While medication and behavioral therapy do work on their own, like Batman and Robin, they work better as a team.
    Stimulants are most commonly prescribed, though some choose to control ADHD with antidep...Read More
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  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    We've all seen pictures of them; they're people who treat cosmetic surgeries like they're massages. The more they have, the better they claim to feel. Any way you slice it, these people have more plastic than an in-debt college student.

    Yes, it's tempting to have additional procedures, but plastic surgery can be as...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Given the number of plastic-surgery shows on TV these days, you probably haven't seen this many flat stomachs since a Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest. Now, tummy tucks aren't for people with massive weight loss, but primarily for people who develop a football-sized pouch under their belly button (the...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure -- a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the heart less elastic.

    The mutation increases a person's risk of dilated cardiomyopathy. This is a form of heart failure ...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Grab a group of hairs on your head (aim for about 60 -- or the amount that would fit through a straw). Starting at the base, gently tug at the hairs, pulling up and out.

    Results: If more than a tenth of the hairs that you clumped together at the beginning come out when you pull, it's a sign that...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    We all know that wrinkles generally don't look all that good -- not in dress shirts and not on your skin. In fact, one main indicator of body aging is wrinkles, especially vertical lines above the lips and between the eyes (each of these stereotypically mean different things; cigarettes and infla...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Some people have difficulty growing their hair beyond a certain length because they have a short active phase of growth. On the other hand, people with very long hair have a long active phase of growth. The hair on the arms, legs, eyelashes, and eyebrows have a very short active growth phase of about 30-45...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    The theory of spontaneous generation—living creatures can emerge from inanimate objects—was considered good...Full Post
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    While we know that everyone from 10-year-old girls to 50-year-old women enjoy beautifully painted nails, the truth is that painting your nails is like coating them with a medley of toxins. In fact, nail polish is likely the most toxic cosmetic there is. Polish includes such toxic substances as formaldehyde,...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

    Tales From the Darkside: The Movie, (1990) featured the not-yet-so-famous Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi...Full Post