Show: Ask Dr. DeSilva

Michael F. Roizen, MD
High Blood Pressure
Topic Info
Dr. Michael Roizen has recently gone on a crusade against high blood pressure, which affects approximately 74 million US adults, and is responsible for more than 60,000 deaths per year. Most people know that bad habits like poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress can lead to high blood pressure; what a lot of people don’t know is that there are also changes that happen inside their bodies that can lead to high blood pressure – and Dr. Roizen is here to teach them! He has developed an online educational program to inform the American public about the underlying causes and risks associated with this condition, and provide important tools to help manage it. The online program is available for free to everyone. Dr. Michael Roizen joins Dr. DeSilva to discuss his latest crusade for good health!
Guest Info
Michael F. Roizen, MD, co-founded six companies including RealAge sold to Hearst in 2007 and three others still in existence, co-invented a drug approved by the FDA on April 24th 2008, (receiving European and Canadian approvals the same month) has co-written a medical bestseller, and 4 number one New York Times bestsellers (YOU The Owner’s Manual, YOU On A Diet, YOU Staying Young, and RealAge) and eight on the NY Times Best Seller list, including the number 2 bestsellers in the world in 2005 and 2006 and #3 in 2007 (people magazine reports).

Dr. Roizen is a past chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 165 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and 4 medical books, and received 13 U.S. and many foreign patents. Dr. Roizen has given over 1,400 lectures to professional medical groups and has been recognized with over 20 professional lectureships. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show 19 times, Today 17 times, 20/20 (3 times), CBN (27 times), CNN, CBS Sunday Morning (3 times), Good Morning America (26 times), Canada AM (28 times), Larry King Live(2 times), and has executive produced four of his five PBS fundraising specials. He is Chair of The Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and is the first Chief Wellness Officer at any major academic medical center.

He and Dr. Mehmet Oz Co-write the daily YOU Docs columns syndicated to 76 newspapers in North America (begun March, 2008), and columns in 4 monthly or quarterly magazines. He also hosts a radio show, "You, The Owners Manual" on HealthRadio.
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