January 20, 2012 07:00 ET

EmpowHER Media Appoints Dr. Pamela Peeke to Medical Advisory Board

Leading Social Health Company for Women Adds Internationally Recognized Physician to Panel of Health and Wellness Experts

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 20, 2012) - EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, announces today that internationally recognized expert, physician and scientist in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health -- Dr. Pamela Peeke -- will join the company's Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Peeke currently serves as Chief Lifestyle Expert for WebMD's 50 million unique users, as well as Chief Medical Correspondent for nutrition and fitness for Discovery Health. In addition, Dr. Peeke is a regular in-studio science and health news commentator on major television and radio networks including CNN, FOX and NPR, and is the author of New York Times bestsellers Fit to Live, Body for Life for Women, and Fight Fat after Forty.

As a member of the Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Peeke will work closely with EmpowHER's editorial leadership team to provide clinical expertise for the company's award-winning and industry-leading library of women's health and wellness content -- categorizing over 700 women's health conditions and wellness topics and 130,000 pieces of original video, article and user-generated content. Dr. Peeke will join EmpowHER's new Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Connie Mariano, in driving an agenda that ensures EmpowHER's Medical Advisory Board is not only aligned with specific strategic initiatives of the company, but also utilized to the maximum benefit for the over 250 million female health consumers who will visit EmpowHER onsite and through syndication in 2012.

"We are honored to welcome Dr. Peeke to the EmpowHER team," says EmpowHER Media Founder, Chair and CEO, Michelle King Robson. "As a member of the Medical Advisory Board we will be able to leverage not only her expertise, but also her trademark energy and enthusiasm to help guide EmpowHER's ability to provide women with clinical insights and expert content to the next level."

Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in nutrition and metabolism, and holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Peeke was awarded her Baccalaureate in Science and Master's Degree in Public Health and Public Policy before completing her medical degree at Michigan State University and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University.

As a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis, and then as the first physician to serve as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Office of Alternative Medicine, Dr. Peeke conducted research in the newly evolving field of integrative medicine. A recipient of the National Research Science Award, Dr. Pamela Peeke was among the first physicians with formal training in nutrition science and while at the NIH, studied the relationship between chronic stress, nutrition, and weight gain. Finally, she helped establish the scientific foundation for the research and development of investigations involving nutrition and fitness.

"Being invited to join the EmpowHER Medical Advisory Board is an honor," says Dr. Peeke. "I am looking forward to collaborating with my fellow members to help move the needle in women's health towards greater awareness of the medical issues we face today, and what women, as patients, should be doing to protect and care for themselves. Together, we can help put the power back into women's hands and give them the tools they need to advocate for their own health and wellness as savvy and knowledgeable healthcare consumers."

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About EmpowHER Media
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning, HON-certified, social health company for women. The Company's flagship -- -- is the third most visited women's health and wellness destination on the Web (comScore Media Metrix). As the online home for female health consumers, offers a unique value proposition of a peer health community and premium, original women's health and wellness content. Health care professionals, brands and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet -- women. EmpowHER reached more than 60 million women onsite and through syndication in 2011, and expects to reach more than 250 million in 2012.

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