ThirdAge.com, the biggest and best site for “boomer and beyond” women since 1997, is dedicated to improving your life with up-to-date information on a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Every day our editorial team will bring you the news and research you need to navigate both the challenges and the joys of being a ThirdAger. Working with experts, we’ll keep you abreast of breaking medical news and let you in on the health secrets of Boomer celebrities. We’ll talk about the things that mean most to you: the empty nest, living solo, finding love, coping with caregiving, and remaking your life the way you want it to be. We’ll also feature the latest approaches to brain fitness, diet, exercise, and age-related health conditions. We’re your partner in making your life the healthiest and best it’s ever been. Here’s to you!
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Sondra Forsyth, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Sondra is a National Magazine Award winner with scores of major magazine bylines and eleven books to her credit. Most recently, she co-authored "Ask Dr. Marie: What Women Need to Know About Hormones, Libido, and the Medical Problems No One Talks About." Sondra was Executive Editor at "Ladies’ Home Journal," Features Editor at "Cosmopolitan," and Articles Editor at "Bride’s." A former ballerina, she is the Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Ambassadors, an arts-in-education company in New York City.
Jane Farrell, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Jane has been at ThirdAge since 2010. Prior to that she served as a Senor Editor at BettyConfidential, Executive Editor of Rosie Magazine, Senor Editor of McCall's, and Articles Editor of Ladies' Home Journal. She is the author of numerous articles for major magazines.
Robin Westen, Medical Director
Robin is an Emmy award-winning writer whose byline has appeared in many major magazines such as Good Housekeeping, More, Psychology Today, and Health. She specializes in health and psychology among other topics. Robin is the author of nine books including "Ten Days to Detox." She is a member of Writers Guild of America/East and was awarded Good Housekeeping's American Women in Radio & TV Commendation.
Lois Joy Johnson, Beauty and Fashion Director
Lois is a top beauty editor, writer, author, and true product junkie. She was a founding editor and beauty and fashion director of More magazine. Prior to that, she was the beauty and fashion director of Ladies' Home Journal. Her passion is helping women deal with their beauty and style choices, issues, and dilemmas. She currently contributes to U.S.A. Today among other publications. Her beauty book, which was published in April of 2011, is "The Makeup Wakeup."
At the heart of ThirdAge content are our expert voices -- contributions by renowned thought leaders, respected authorities and notable academics in all area of health for women 50+. Our experts always offer a depth of knowledge and understanding of their respective fields and they share with us an unwavering commitment to usefulness, accuracy, and relevancy.
James Eisdorfer, DDS – Oral Health and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Eisdorfer attended New York University College of Dentistry and has held teaching positions at Columbia University School of Dentistry, Montefiore Hospital, and the Albert Einstein Hospital. He has been published in numerous journals. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, and the Academy of Osseous Integration. He has a practice in New York City, the Eisdorfer Dental Group.
James W. Forsythe, M.D., H.M.D – Anti-Aging
Dr. Forsythe is the author of “Anti-Aging Cures: Life Changing Secrets to Reverse the Effects of Aging." He has long been considered one of the most respected physicians in the United States, particularly for his treatment of cancer and the legal use of human growth hormone. Today, in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Forsythe maintains a conventional medical clinic, the Cancer Screening and Treatment Center, and a homeopathic practice, Century Wellness Clinic. A former associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Forsythe has conducted numerous original clinical outcome-based studies on many natural substances. For more than twenty years, he has been interested in integrating complementary and conventional medicine.
Jana Klauer, M.D. – Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Fitness
Dr. Klauer, is the author of "The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan" and "How the Rich Get Thin." She was trained in internal medicine and rehabilitation medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Klauer also holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Please visit her web site at http://www.janaklauermd.com/
Wendy Klein, M.D. – Women's Health, Menopause Dr. Klein is co-author with Staness Jonekos of "The Menopause Makeover" and a national leader in women’s health. She is Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein cofounded the VCU Institute for Women’s Health and created their Women’s Health Residency Program, which is lauded as one of the best such programs in the United States.
Zein Obagi, M.D. – Anti-Aging Skincare
Dr. Obagi, a Diplomat at the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, is world-renowned for his unique approach to anti-aging skin care. He has maintained a practice at his Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills since 1981. Dr. Obagi created ZO Skin Health and his original Obagi Nu-Derm System, which he has taught to other dermatologists in training sessions around the globe. Please visit www.zoskinhealth.com.
Marie Savard, M.D. – Women's Health, Men's Health
Dr. Marie, a Medical Contributor for ABC News and a frequent keynote speaker, is one of the most trusted voices on women's health, wellness, and patient empowerment. She is the author of four books, three of them with Sondra Forsyth, including one that made the Wall Street Journal list of the best health books of 2009: "Ask Dr. Marie: What Women Need to Know about Hormones, Libido, and the Medical Problems No One Talks About." Dr. Marie earned a B.S. in Nursing and an M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Managing Director of Diversified Search, the largest women-owned search firm in country. Formerly, she was the director of the Center for Women's Health at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, technical advisor to the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, advisor to the American Board of Internal Medicine Subcommittee on Clinical Competency in Women's Health, health columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and senior medical consultant to Lifetime Television's Strong Medicine. Pleas visit www.drsavard.com.
Monica Williams-Murphy, M.D.
Monica Williams-Murphy, MD, is a board-certified emergency physician who is on staff at one of the largest public health systems in the nation, Huntsville Hospital, in Alabama. She is an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Her book, "It's OK to Die" and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing. To buy the book and learn more about Dr. Williams-Murphy’s work, visit www.oktodie.com.
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Laura Lee Carter
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Joni B. Cole
Barbara Bronson Gray, RN, MN
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Joan Rattner Heilman
Sharon King Hoge
Suzanne Braun Levine
Mary Ellen O’Toole
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