February 17, 2012 07:00 ET

EmpowHER Media Expands Medical Advisory Board With Addition of Preventive Health Expert Dr. David Katz

Leading Social Health Company for Women Welcomes Leader in Integrative Medicine to Panel of Health and Wellness Experts

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Feb 17, 2012) - EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, today announces that Dr. David Katz -- internationally-renowned expert in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention, as well as integrative and patient-centered care models -- will join the company's Medical Advisory Board. A reviewer of federal research grants for the NIH and the CDC, as well as numerous leading medical journals including The American Journal of Health Promotion and Prevention Magazine, Dr. Katz now brings his knowledge on chronic disease prevention to further strengthen EmpowHER's panel of world-class physicians.

Dr. Katz is founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, established in 1998 as a clinical research laboratory to avert chronic disease. Since then he has secured nearly $35 million in research funding for numerous community and clinical trials. Recognized three times by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of the nation's top physicians in Preventive Medicine, Dr. Katz was nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General in 2009 by the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, among others. He is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (patents pending) utilized in the NuVal nutrition guidance program, currently offered in over 1,500 supermarkets throughout the United States.

"As EmpowHER endeavors to meet female health consumers 'where they are,' integrative health and preventive medicine becomes even more important and core to our content strategy," says EmpowHER Media Founder, Chairperson and CEO, Michelle King Robson. "Having a leader in both categories working so closely with us ensures we will rise to meet the needs of the women we serve. Dr. Katz is a perfect fit with our Medical Advisory Board and the EmpowHER family."

As a member of the Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Katz 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. Katz will join his fellow board members in ensuring that the health and wellness content shared with the over 250 million female health consumers who will visit EmpowHER onsite and through syndication in 2012 is of the highest quality.

A publisher of more than 120 scientific articles, 12 books and nearly a thousand newspaper columns, Dr. Katz is well-known in public media. He has served as a regular on-air contributor to Good Morning America, a health columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and nutrition columnist to O, The Oprah Magazine, to name a few. In 2011, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Childhood Obesity. He has consulted on obesity control and chronic disease prevention to the World Health Organization; National Cancer Institute; National Governors Association; Health Canada; the Health Ministry of Israel; the Institute of Medicine; several U.S. Governors; the US Secretary of Health; and the FDA.

"I've spent my career studying the link between how people treat their bodies and how it affects their risk of chronic disease," says Dr. Katz. "Being able to share that knowledge on a global platform affecting so many women is incredibly valuable. I'm thrilled to join EmpowHER's Medical Advisory Board."

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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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