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 64 calendar years of age, but his RealAge is 44.3. 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.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Cleveland Clinic

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients are getting unnecessary brain scans for headaches, and that use is growing, according to a new study.

    Since most headaches are benign, guidelines have recommended against routine MRIs or CT scans. Yet doctors frequently order t...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests.

    Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This latest finding might lead to n...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before agreeing to have surgery, ask questions about your condition and the treatment options, an expert says.

    You might want to bring family members or friends with you to ask questions of their own, especially if they'll be helping you recover,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events can have an almost immediate impact on children's health and well-being, a new study finds.

    Previous research has shown that stressful events in childhood increase an adult's risk of health problems, bu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to imagine what a child may feel when a mother or father dies. Studies have found this crisis can pose serious psychological and developmental problems for years. Now new research suggests kids' academic performance can also suffer.

    The...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.

    Canadian researchers assigned eight teens with cancer to eight sessions of mindfulness-based meditation. Another five teenage canc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The community of bacteria that typically live in the human gut is radically altered in patients with Crohn's disease, a new study shows.

    Overall, patients with Crohn's have less diversity among their intestinal bacteria than healthy individual...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke.

    The sweeping review analyzed data from 760,000 study part...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test alone is not enough to diagnose low testosterone levels in men, and it should be used in tandem with a physical exam, a panel of experts says.

    The number of men in the United States diagnosed with low testo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says.

    Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia and Finland, and found tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-acting, injectable HIV drug could potentially protect people from infection with the AIDS virus for up to three months, new animal studies suggest.

    The experimental drug, called GSK744, protected macaque monkeys from repeated attempts to i...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young kids will have an occasional bad dream, but frequent nightmares or episodes of night terrors over a long period of time could be an early warning sign of mental illness, according to a new study.

    British researchers found children who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy Americans shouldn't take vitamin E or beta carotene supplements to help prevent heart disease or cancer, an influential government panel of experts concludes. The same group said the value of a daily multivitamin for dodging these diseases remains

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who take drugs to lower their blood pressure may be more likely to fall and end up with a broken hip or head injury, Yale University researchers report.

    Side effects of blood pressure medications include dizziness and problems with balance...Full Article