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:
    The following is a checklist of medical tests for women that should be done yearly, unless otherwise indicated:

    At age fifteen, you should get the following:
    • Blood pressure measurement (yearly, or more frequently)
    • A dental exam yearly and teeth cleaning every six months or as indicated
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim.

    "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim.

    "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boa constrictors kill their prey by constricting their blood flow, not by suffocation, a new study shows.

    The study, published July 22 in the Journal of Experimental Biology, challenges the long-held belief that constrictors kill their p...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    In reality, most memory loss is a little like vegetable soup. Your brain is really a pot of several cognitive ailments at once-some neuron loss, some neuron tangling, some vascular problems-that all contribute to losing some ability to recall information. In fact, almost all of us have some of the charac...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    LDL, the cholesterol carried by low-density lipoproteins, is the "bad" kind of cholesterol—the kind that breaks apart easily and builds up on your artery walls wherever there is a nick or hole. High LDL levels can be the result of eating a lot of foods like MacLard Ribs or croissants—foods laden...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm appears to boost survival in the short term more than traditional surgery does, but that advantage diminishes over time, researchers report.

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm appears to boost survival in the short term more than traditional surgery does, but that advantage diminishes over time, researchers report.

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bul...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals overestimate their ability to provide fast delivery of a clot-busting drug to stroke patients, a new study finds.

    The drug, called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), has been shown to reduce the short- and long-term effects...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals overestimate their ability to provide fast delivery of a clot-busting drug to stroke patients, a new study finds.

    The drug, called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), has been shown to reduce the short- and long-term effects...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    These chemical messengers are like baseballs being tossed back and forth. When you turn a neuron on, the neurotransmitters ring or blare out to help send or receive information between neurons.

    When you experience neurological disorders, the cause often stems from a flaw in the neurotransmitter-that it...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of a certain hormone may play a role in the social difficulties that children with autism spectrum disorders experience, new research suggests.

    Vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure, may play a role in social beha...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of a certain hormone may play a role in the social difficulties that children with autism spectrum disorders experience, new research suggests.

    Vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure, may play a role in social beha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eyes clouded by cataracts may one day be treated with drops rather than surgery, a new animal study suggests.

    Today, surgery is the only means of treating cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctors extract cloudy lenses and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.

    Penn State researchers reviewed information from nearly 600,000 high school seniors surveyed about their substance use betwe...Full Article