The Whole Health Cure

"Navigating News During Coronavirus Pandemic" with Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD

Episode Summary

Arefa Cassoobhoy is a board certified internal medicine doctor who is passionate about health literacy and committed to raising awareness of health topics that are currently under the radar and affect vulnerable communities. As Senior Medical Director at WebMD, Cassoobhoy and the medical team ensure all content across WebMD is not only correct and current, but also easy to understand and useful. In this episode Dr. Cassoobhoy talks about strategies you can use to vet and filter the health-related information you see in news and media. This is especially helpful in the times like today. Tune in to learn more! This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit https://bit.ly/EmoryLM

Episode Notes

Arefa Cassoobhoy is a board certified internal medicine doctor who is passionate about health literacy and committed to raising awareness of health topics that are currently under the radar and affect vulnerable communities. Her projects focus on empowering individuals and communities to improve their health through collaborations including advocacy, research, and education.

As Senior Medical Director at WebMD, Cassoobhoy and the medical team ensure all content across WebMD is not only correct and current, but also easy to understand and useful. She oversees a national network of doctors that reviews content across the site and works with editorial teams on strategy and content development covering articles, videos, mobile applications and tools.

Cassoobhoy sees patients and serves on the Board of Directors at the Clarkston Community Health Center. This rapidly growing, non-profit clinic provides healthcare to underinsured and uninsured individuals many of whom are recent immigrants.

Involved with medical education and alumni engagement, Cassoobhoy serves on the Emory School of Medicine Alumni Board and the Rollins School of Public Health Community Advisory Board.

Always learning, Cassoobhoy is pursuing board certification in lifestyle medicine. This is an evidence-based approach to prevent and treat disease with changes in diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications.

As a spokesperson for WebMD and Medscape, she is active on social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, as well as media interviews and speaking engagements.

In this episode Dr. Cassoobhoy talks about strategies you can use to vet and filter the health-related information you see in news and media. This is especially helpful in the times like today. Tune in to learn more!

To learn more or connect with Dr. Cassoobhoy, please visit

https://www.linkedin.com/in/arefacassoobhoy/

https://www.instagram.com/arefacassoobhoymd/

https://twitter.com/ArefaMD  

 

Recent blog posts:

https://blogs.webmd.com/arefa-cassoobhoy-md

https://www.webmd.com/coronavirus  

 

This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit

https://bit.ly/EmoryLM