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:
    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
  • 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
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Scientists and doctors have been searching for centuries for effective tonics, elixirs and drugs to stop hair loss or grow hair. The financial incentive is huge: People in the U.S. alone spend $50 billion a year on hair care, and they'd dig a lot deeper for a product that stopped hair from falling...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    One of the reasons many of us want to lose weight is to look better, but sometimes -- even after losing weight -- that doesn't happen. That's because all that fat you were carrying around has stretched your skin to the size of a hot-air balloon and made it droopier than a basset hound's ears. But unlike...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    While you know you shouldn't abuse your nails by picking, biting, or poking at them with screwdriver-like utensils, you also need to be careful about the people you hire to sculpt them for you.

    If you get manicures and pedicures, don't have your cuticles removed (it can lead to infection). Choose a re...Read More