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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    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.

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

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug -- and they may even be better off.

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new report shows.

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest.

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccines offer moderate protection throughout most of the flu season, a new study shows.

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are much more likely than younger people to find themselves in the hospital after outpatient surgery, a new study finds.

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that quitting smoking after a heart attack is a no-brainer: Researchers found it reduces chest pain and boosts mental health and quality of life.

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