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.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.

    But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 million people, aged 18 and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that minimizes suffering and improves quality of life should be provided to patients who've survived a stroke, experts say.

    The care should be a team effort involving patients, families, stroke specialists and health care provid...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

    While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.

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  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.

    But researchers can't say whether the smoking ban was directly responsible for the...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Follow these diet tips to improve your brain health:
    • Opt for healthy fats. Choosing monounsaturated "good" fats instead of "bad" saturated fats offers you the most protection against brain damage from silent strokes, so spread peanut butter (or the more sophisticated walnut, macadamia, almond,
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  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Here's a new pair that's great for your brain: exercise and less salt. This team can slash the fuzzy thinking and memory lapses that come with extra birthdays by two-thirds or more.

    A big reason is how good this pair is for your arteries. It keeps them flexible and clog-free, and protects against high...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use, potentially advancing the technology that cardiologists use to maintain heart rhythm in patients, according to results from a new clinical trial.

    Doctors successfully implanted the devic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lung ultrasound can quickly reveal if a pregnant woman with a serious condition called preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, according to a new study.

    Preeclampsia, which causes extremely high blood pressure, can lead to stroke, blee...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 million more Americans will be eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new guidelines, and most of those additional users will be older than 60, researchers say.

    The American Heart Association guidelines were release...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with hepatitis C, the risk of serious liver disease is much higher in those who also have HIV than in those without the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds.

    This is true even among patients with HIV who are otherwise benefiting ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take fish oil capsules may not be getting the heart-health benefits they desired, according to a pair of new research reports.

    Both studies found that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements do not provide any significant prote...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with chronic diseases often see multiple doctors in separate locations, and poor patient-physician communication is common. Now, a new study finds coordinated care reduces the risk of complications and hospital costs.

    Researchers looked a...Full Article

  • 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