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 Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests.

    Atrial fibrillation is a common type of irregular heart rate in which t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals.

    That's down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 2013. The falloff reflects a c...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Bing cherries have been shown to reduce inflammation and may help with arthritis pain. They contain substances with anti-inflammatory properties. Have a couple of Bing cherries -- fresh or dried -- a day. I'm told cherry juice works as well. Add willow bark (so you get 120 to 240 milligrams of the active...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American seniors seen at emergency departments overestimate their mobility, according to a recent study.

    Researchers asked seniors who visited an ER to get out of bed, walk 10 feet and return to bed. The investigato...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for young coffee lovers: Gulping down lots of your favorite pick-me-up might raise your risk of heart attack if you've already got high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Italian investigators looked at 12 years of heart health data f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) --A tiny, wireless heart pacemaker showed promise in early tests and could offer an alternative to conventional, wired pacemakers, researchers report.

    Experts say, however, there are still some safety concerns with the new device.

    The wirele...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of cold weather is clearly a bummer for beach lovers, but two new studies suggest that it may actually pose health risks for some.

    One investigation, out of Taiwan, has identified a link between cold weather and a heightened risk of stro...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with a higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are less able to care for themselves, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data on more than 5,800 people, aged 70 to 82, who had risk factors ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a midday nap might be beneficial for your heart, new research suggests.

    The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 400 middle-aged people with high blood pressure.

    The result: th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whatever your religious beliefs, they're unlikely to get addressed in the intensive care unit, a new study finds.

    Religion or spirituality is important to many people nearing the end of life, but intensive care clinicians rarely talk to patients o...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Right now, you have the power to improve your health and prevent disease with a tool that’s free and doesn’t require any new technology at all: a buddy. That buddy can come in the form of a spouse, a friend, a family member, a virtual friend, a coach you pay; it can be anyone.

    Having a buddy you...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.

    "Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many health-care providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from catheters placed in the arteries of intensive care unit patients, a new study finds.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health-care...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.

    The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it appealing to yo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says.

    The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested.

    "We've known for s...Full Article