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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  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    These three tips can be extremely effective in helping you get a good night's sleep:
     
    • Get in a schedule. Your body clock runs best like it did when you were a baby. It gets up at the same time every day-whether you have a full day of work or a full day of cartoons. On the weekends, try to rise
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  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    The cervix-the neck of the uterus that opens downward to the vagina-plays an important role in pregnancy: It lengthens to hold the fetus in the uterus and then shortens and dilates to allow labor and delivery. Cervical cancer, which develops from abnormal cells on the cervix, is perhaps the most...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


    Pepé Le Pew, the amorous French skunk who cavorted through Looney Tunes from 1945 to 1962, was not parti...Full Post
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    We don't know why, but if you get less sleep than you need, you increase your arterial aging and risk of heart attack. Studies have shown that the optimal amount is seven to eight hours per night for men and six to seven hours for women.

    And those need to be solid hours. You have to be snoozing...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Your back is made up of an intricate system of bones, nerves, and tissues. The three main ones you want to learn about are the vertebrae and discs, the muscles and the nerves and myelin. All three areas can be sources of pain.

    Your spine is comprised of small-stacked bones (the vertebrae) that...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say.

    Currently, chemotherapy is generally given after hormone therapy st...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The answer to the old joke, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”(the answer being “practice”) contains some...Full Post
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Childhood obesity is on the rise -- about 17% of North American kids are beyond overweight. At the same time,...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy improves the chances of survival for men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

    Hormone therapy for prostate cancer blocks testosterone's stimulation of t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common kidney function tests using blood or urine can help doctors identify hospitalized patients at risk for acute kidney injury, researchers say.

    Acute kidney injury is a sudden loss of kidney function that can develop within a few hours or ov...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Aim for 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day, and try to get half of it from food.

    Here’s the challenge with calcium: It’s kind of easy to get too much, and that can hurt your kidneys, including causing painful kidney stones. (A recent report claimed that calcium pills don't help bones and might...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
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    “Arsenic not taken up well by breast milk--7 fold less arsenic in babies who are breast fed...clean water if u are using directly for Ur baby”

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests.

    According to an Italian team, led by Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan, prior research has shown that vitami...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    You control more than 70 percent of how well and how long you live. By the time you reach 50, your lifestyle dictates 80 percent of how you age; the rest is controlled by inherited genetics.

    Everyone ages at the same calendar rate with birthdays every 365 or 366 days. But you have the power to turn your...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
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