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

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests.

    Scientists had known that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. The new findings are the first to suggest the same is true in humans, ...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Most times we don't know a few causes that account for less than 1% of all high blood pressure are well known such as rare endocrine tumors like pheochromocytoma (I love managing patients with this one personally as it requires the skills of a cardiac anesthesiologist in managing the operating room period...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    A common first step in treating hypertension is to reduce salt intake. Why?

    To lower blood pressure, you need either less fluid in your arterial pipes, a less forceful pumping of fluid into your pipes, or larger pipes that can even open wider when the blood is pushed in. Salt traps water in the...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    ADHD diagnoses are rising like dough (100% whole-grain, of course) on a sunny windowsill. Diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rose 3% a year from 1997 to 2006. Now, they are rising even faster. Nearly 1 in 10 kids (9.5%) aged 4 to 17 has been given an ADHD diagnosis at some...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    ADHD coaching is just what it sounds like. You work with a health coach who’s trained to work with people with ADHD to help them stay organized and achieve their goals on time and in a structured way. ADHD coaches usually work with adults, not kids. You’ll meet regularly with your coach, who can...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    What we usually think of as stress-fleeting daily hassles like deadlines and getting the kids out the door-do not age our brain. It's the major stresses and nagging, prolonged little stresses that age us.

    For years, researchers believed that a Type-A, high-wired personality caused stress-induced i...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    While researchers aren’t 100% sure yet what causes bipolar disorder, they know that there is a genetic component. If you have bipolar disorder, your child has a 15 to 30% chance of developing it. That risk shoots up to 50 to 75% if both you and your spouse have bipolar disorder. It typically occurs in...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    It turns out that 50% of the typical person's stress (that likely means yours) could be eliminated by getting control of the typical household budget. Yup, your financial savvy directly affects your quality of life. In big ways. Less financial stress equals less stress eating -- plus less danger...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    If you find your nail lifting off your finger like an airplane about to take off, you are probably experiencing onycholysis, a painless nail disorder that causes the nail to separate from the finger. As the nail disconnects, it turns yellow, white, or green and can be pried off if need be. It is...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    The fact that blood can clot is a very good thing. Clotting is what stops us from bleeding excessively when we get injured. But as you age, you can develop blood clots where you don't want them -- namely, on the walls of the arteries. And fat eventually builds in the walls of the arteries, slowing the flow...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    People who exercise regularly have significantly less cardiovascular aging and are at far lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and impotence, regardless of their genetic background. By keeping your arteries young, you increase the ability to provide more nutrients to all of your organs, and that...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Everyone. Asking who’s at risk for hypertension is almost like asking who is at risk for stubbing a toe today, because the risk is so great and widespread.

    One in three American adults develop high blood pressure, or hypertension, making it the most common medical condition in the United States....Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Generally, a total cholesterol reading of 220 mg/dl is too high and can cause arterial aging. In one of the most rigorous examinations of the effect of cholesterol, the Framingham Study, individuals with a cholesterol reading below 200 mg/dl had a 10 percent risk of coronary artery disease over a...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    You can't just floss. You need to floss the right way. So here's the right way: the floss should barely pass between each tooth and should gently touch the gums. If your floss breaks, try the thicker or waxed stuff, or the floss made with Gore-Tex material. You can also ask your dentist to file down the &q...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD has updated a blog entry:
    We all make bad health decisions. Maybe we eat an extra slice of pizza at dinner or skip the gym to veg out on the couch. But when we do things we...Full Post