January 27, 2012 07:00 ET

FOX News Medical Contributor "Dr. Manny" Joins EmpowHER Media Panel of Experts

Leading Social Health Company for Women Adds Recognized Physician and TV Personality to Medical Advisory Board

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 27, 2012) - EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, today announces that well-known FOX News personality, Dr. Manny Alvarez, will serve as a member of the company's Medical Advisory Board. Best known to audiences as "Dr. Manny," Alvarez will join fellow industry-leading physicians in providing medical expertise to expand the award-winning library of women's health and wellness content on

Before joining FOX News, Dr. Manny was previously a health science reporter for TELEMUNDO and developed a nightly news segment entitled "A Dose of Health." Since 1996, he has been the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Additionally, Alvarez is Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City.

"Dr. Manny is a luminary in his field, with a passion for improving and advocating on behalf of women's health and wellness; and it is an honor to welcome him to the EmpowHER Medical Advisory Board," says Michelle King Robson. "I look forward to Dr. Manny bringing his trademark personality and invaluable knowledge to the table. By serving as the go-to expert on obstetrics and gynecology, he will help educate and empower the millions of women that come to our site looking for support and answers each year."

Currently,'s library of content categorizes over 700 women's health conditions and wellness topics and 130,000 pieces of original video, article and user-generated content. Dr. Manny will assist his fellow board members, and will work with EmpowHER Medical Advisory Board Chair Dr. Connie Mariano, in continuing to grow and ensure the quality of content shared with the over 250 million female health consumers who will visit EmpowHER onsite and through syndication in 2012.

Alvarez is a member of numerous professional societies including the Society of Prenatal Care, American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Additionally, he is part of several civic foundations such as Celia Cruz Foundation. In 2004, Alvarez was named "Man of the Year" by New Jersey SEEDS, an organization that provides students educational scholarships

"After Michelle King Robson appeared as a guest on my show, Health Talk, I knew I needed to get involved in this movement for women's health advocacy," says Dr. Manny. "As an OB/GYN, I understand how critical it is for women to take control of their health and wellness by making informed decisions. By joining EmpowHER's Medical Advisory Board, I look forward to helping ensure that women are getting the quality content and support they need in order to do just that."

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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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