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 Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New mental challenges might help your mind stay sharp as you age, according to a small study.

    The research, from the University of Texas at Dallas, included 39 older adults who were randomly assigned to high- or low-me...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor Americans are more likely to be hospitalized with complications from flu than wealthier people, a new study finds.

    Low vaccination rates, packed housing and less access to regular medical care likely all play a role in boosting the risk of ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People 50 and older who have had recent asthma activity appear to be at an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study suggests.

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in the body's main artery, the aorta, where it passes throu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study suggests.

    It's been known since 2010 that between 1 percent and 4 percent of DNA in people with ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a greater variety of healthy foods may reduce the odds of being overweight in adults. But, a surprising new study suggests that a greater diversity of foods might not have the same effect in very young, poorer children, and may even increase thei

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the risk of impotence -- erectile dysfunction -- increases with age, men should know it's not an inevitable part of growing older, experts say.

    About 30 million American men have erectile dysfunction. Worldwide, the number is expected to r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

    The discovery doesn't prove the Zika virus is the c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Abuse Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of suicide, new research suggests.

    "Our findings have important implications for clinical practice, as they ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China.

    Since bird flu first appeared in eastern China in 2013, nearly 700 people have been infected, the study authors...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests.

    Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause-and-effect, researchers ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery -- good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests.

    However, the news is not the same ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report.

    Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a significant association between...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease.

    That's the finding of researchers who reviewed 77 studies in 21 countries, including the United States and Canada.

    In cou...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the r...Full Article

  • Dr. Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems, including cancer. In this video, Dr. Roizen gives his advice for helping one's family put the cigarettes out for good.

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