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.