Marie Savard, M.D., medical correspondent for ABC News, is one of the most trusted voices on women's health, wellness, and patient empowerment. She is the author of three books, The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness (Atria 2005), How to Save Your Own Life: The Savard System for Managing--and Controlling--Your Health Care (Grand Central Publishing 2000), and The Savard Health Record (Time-Life Books 2000).
“Dr. Marie” is a frequent speaker and spokesperson on behalf of a wide array of women's health issues, featured in print, radio, and television. She speaks at more than two dozen medical and women's conferences every year, including the American Heart Association's “Go Red for Women” events. She is frequently sought after to serve as spokesperson for a variety of women's health issues. Major recent appearances include Oprah, the Today Show, the Early Show, and frequent appearances on Good Morning America and other ABCNews shows. She has done several Sirius radio programs, including Martha Stewart Living Radio and Fitness Guru. She has been consulted for articles in Elle, U.S. News & World Report, Prevention, Glamour, Health, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's Day, and Philadelphia magazines, and she is on the Family Circle advisory board. Dr. Marie is the only doctor on the popular www.MerckSource.com, and is often interviewed for articles posted on WebMD.com, eDiets.com, and HealthyWomen.org.
Savard is also the chief medical advisor of Philadelphia-based NewCourtland, a leading long-term care provider of community services, affordable senior housing, nursing homes, education, and workforce development. In addition, Dr. Marie provides commentary on the latest women's health information through her website (DrSavard.com), blog, and monthly newsletters. She lives in Philadelphia.
Sondra Forsyth is a journalist specializing in women's issues including health, sexuality, and relationships. She is a winner of the prestigious National Magazine Award, given jointly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of Magazine Editors, for an article on cancer prevention. She has also won an award from the American Digestive Health Association. Currently a Contributing Editor at Ladies' Home Journal and LHJ.com, her by-line has appeared in scores of major magazines. She is the author or co-author of ten books.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Doctor Will See You Now
Part 1: What's Going on Down There?
Chapter 1: Welcome to Yourself: A Guided Tour of Your Inner Terrain
Chapter 2: Sex Smarts: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Having Fun in Bed
Chapter 3: How to Get the Healthcare You Need at Any Age
Part 2: The Seasons of Your Life
Chapter 4: Coming of Age: A Period Piece
Chapter 5: For Unto You a Child Could Be Born: Charting Your Course
Chapter 6: Menopause and Beyond: The Bonus Years
Part 3: Is This Normal or Should I Call My Doctor?
Chapter 7: “Female Problems” from Cause to Cure
Chapter 8: Internal Plumbing Down There – Bowel Problems from Cause to Cure
Chapter 9: Internal Plumbing Down There – Urinary Troubles from Cause to Cure
Part 4: What Happens Down There Doesn't Stay Down There
Chapter 10: The Female Emotional Response: How a Woman's Brain-Body Connection Differs from a Man's
Chapter 11: Waist Management: Winning the War Against Womanly Weight Gain
Library Journal; Savard, Marie, M.D. Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk & Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions. Globe Pequot. Aug. 2009. c.352p. illus. index. ISBN 978-0-7627-4944-7. $24.95. HEALTHIn this medical guide for women, Savard, medical contributor for ABC News and an internist specializing in women's health, addresses basic anatomy and physiology, sexuality, and the importance of health care. She examines life stages and the accompanying bodily changes: puberty, childbirth, and menopause. The book's final sections cover the brain/body connection and such common health problems as urinary tract infections and digestive ailments. She also discusses the differences between men and women as they age and takes a liberal approach to hormone replacement therapy, arguing that perimenopausal women with no risk factors can take HRT and FDA-approved bioidentical skin patches safely.Verdict While less comprehensive than Our Bodies, Ourselves, this book takes a conversational tone and employs a supportive approach that will appeal to women in need of basic information.—Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA
Book launch on Good Morning America: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8246221
"I continue to marvel at Dr. Marie's ability to break complex medical issues into digestible, easy-to-understand nuggets. Her care and concern for women is evident and women are better for it." -- Rene Syler, Journalist and author of Good Enough Mother
"Dr. Marie is one of America's most trusted voices in women's health, and her ability to make complex topics simple and understandable has made her my go-to person for health information."
--Marissa Jaret Winokur, Tony Award-winning actress