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:
    One good suggestion for improving your brain function in everyday life: Get out of that rut. At work, many people follow the same routine every day: Get coffee, sit down, check eBay, get more coffee, return e-mails, take bathroom break, do paperwork, call client, grab lunch, get yelled at by boss,...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less likely than women to reach 100, but those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers, a new study finds.

    Although women are four times more likely than men to hit 100, they are more likely to suffer broken bones or develop ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows.

    The mutation in the H3N2 virus led to a mismatch between it and the H3N2 strain used to create the vaccine, the researchers expla...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds.

    "We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests.

    Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally leak urine. Weight-loss surgery h...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Varicose veins occur when valves preventing backflow of blood returning to the heart become weakened (often because of pregnancy or weight gain), and blood pools in the veins of the legs, causing them to bulge. You can reduce some of the symptoms (like pain and swelling) by elevating your legs to...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    If you are so still that you feel like you're stuck in your own body with a block of cement, then you should consider trying Rolfing -- a yoga and massage-like technique that's used for such things as chronic tissue pain, tightness, and poor posture. The technique aims to work on a muscle called...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

    Reviewing data from more than 16,0...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to noise pollution from traffic may reduce life expectancy, a new study contends.

    Living near busy roads may also increase the risk of stroke, particularly among older people, the researchers said.

    "Road traffic noise h...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy -- best known for treating "the bends" in scuba divers -- experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found.

    Brain scans of the patients showed t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could impotence drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra raise a man's odds for melanoma skin cancer?

    A new review of data involving over 20,000 men does find a slightly higher risk of the disease in men who took erectile dysfunction drugs versus th...Full Article