Holly Atkinson, M.D.

Dr. Holly Atkinson has engaged national audiences on achieving wellness for more than 20 years. She is the senior on-air Medical Correspondent and Chief of Medical Affairs for HealthiNation, the leading consumer health video network, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and is Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

With degrees in both medicine and journalism, she possesses a unique blend of experience and skill-medical expertise, media savvy and business acumen. Dr. Atkinson has worked in print, broadcast television and web-based technologies for both consumers and medical professionals and has extensive international business experience.

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ABOUT Holly Atkinson, M.D.   (+/-)

A Pioneer in Medical Reporting

Dr. Atkinson was a member of the original team that launched Journal Watch, a monthly summary of important medical research findings developed for practicing physicians by Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. After writing for Journal Watch, the MMS asked her to help launch a consumer health newsletter, HealthNews, where she became the founding Editor-in-Chief.  Dr. Atkinson then went on to become founding Medical Editor-in-Chief of Everydayhealth.com, a leading health website. During this time, she also gained extensive experience as a medical correspondent, including assignments with NBC's Today show, The CBS Morning News, Lifetime Medical Television, the PBS health show BodyWatch and ABC News Now. For more than 10 years, Dr. Atkinson worked as Senior VP for Lifetime Medical Television. Then, as an entrepreneur, she helped to found and ultimately became president and CEO of Reuters Health Information, Inc., a leading international health news agency.

Multiple Award-Winner and Bestselling Author

Dr. Atkinson is author of the best-selling book Women and Fatigue, has written for New Woman magazine and South Beach Diet Newsletter, and was a resident physician on Dr.Weil.com and iVillageHealth.com, both leading Internet sites. She has received the National Council of Women's Young Achievers Award, the Society for Women's Health Research's Communications Achievement Award in Women's Health, presented by then first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Physicians for Human Rights' Health and Human Rights Award.  Dr. Atkinson is also Past President of Physicians for Human Rights, an organization that shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its effort to eradicate landmines.

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Good Health in Hard Times

Dr. Atkinson cuts through the clutter of information to give audiences the bottom line on achieving optimal health. She goes straight to the heart of matter, teaching participants where they'll get the "biggest bang for their buck." Because we all increasingly have limits on our energy and finances, Dr. Atkinson focuses on what's really important. She reveals what works, what doesn't, and where we should spend our precious time and hard-earned money to achieve optimal health.  In this session, participants will learn which lifestyle behaviors really deserve our attention, what is "must have" versus what is dispensable, and  where to find the best values-in food, vitamins, and medications.  This speech is a "must hear" for anyone interested in staying healthy in hard times!

The 5 Keys to Maximum Health

We are living in "a land flowing with milk and honey" and it's killing us. Our Western lifestyle drives inflammation in the body, which plays a primary role in the development of our killer diseases. Our society also promotes shallow and self-centered behavior, leading to depression and despair. Our deliverance, insists Dr. Atkinson, will come not from diet or exercise alone, but from expanding our sense of what it means to live a good life. Revolutionary new studies reveal that "doing good is good for you."  In this hard-hitting and life-changing session, participants discover how to achieve their best physical health, unleash natural sources of healing and energy and infuse purpose and meaning into their lives, thereby creating more joy and fulfillment.

Women, Stress and Fatigue: Effective Solutions to this Very Real Problem

Stress and fatigue are problems that increasingly plague American women--and too often, not taken seriously. Increased economic hardship- added to balancing work and family, caring for aging parents, and coping with the daily onslaught of demands, just to name a few-have all contributed to unprecedented levels of stress and fatigue. But the good news is something can be done. Speaking from her own experience and myriad other women, Dr. Atkinson reveals the major energy drainers and major energy boosters, and gives powerful practical pointers on how to beat stress and tip the energy balance. Women come away from this speech having laughed a lot and learned not only about how to conquer fatigue, but how to live their best life.

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Best Health Buys in a Sick Economy

Best Medical Treatments for Women

Your Family's Genes and Your Health Future

Consumer Health Trends on the Internet

Medicine and the Media

Trends among the Gatekeepers: Womenfluence in the Marketplace

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