Dr. Holly Atkinson of HealthiNation to discuss 'Five Keys to Optimal Health' April 8

Dr. Holly Atkinson
Dr. Holly Atkinson
March 7, 2014 - Dr. Holly Atkinson, medical correspondent and editor at HealthiNation, a digital health network, will deliver the lecture, "The Five Keys to Optimal Health," at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus.

This event, part of Quinnipiac's Campus Cross Talk series, is free and open to the public.

"Good health doesn't just consist of the lack of illness and being in good physical shape," Atkinson said. "Optimal health is only achieved when an individual maximizes five critical dimensions in her or his life."

During her lecture, Atkinson will explore these five dimensions of optimal well-being, offering practical advice from recent medical research mixed with advice for improving one's emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being.

Atkinson, an assistant professor of medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, has engaged audiences on achieving wellness for more than 20 years. With degrees in both medicine and journalism, she possesses a unique blend of experience and skills-medical expertise, media savvy and business acumen. Atkinson has worked in print, broadcast television and web-based technologies for both consumers and medical professionals and has extensive international business experience.

She has a broad range of experience as a medical correspondent, including assignments with NBC's "Today" show, "The CBS Morning News," Lifetime Medical Television, and the PBS health show, "BodyWatch," having jump-started her career in TV as a researcher for "Walter Cronkite's Universe" on CBS.

Atkinson is an accomplished author, having written the best-selling book "Women and Fatigue." She wrote a regular health column for "New Woman" magazine and feature pieces for "The South Beach Diet Newsletter." Atkinson has been a resident physician on Dr.Weil.com and iVillageHealth.com, both leading web sites.

Atkinson earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University with a bachelor's degree in biology. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Women's Association.

For more information, please call 203-582-8652.