Melina Jampolis, MD

  • Former diet and fitness expert for CNNHealth.com
  • Named 1 of 35 “Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter.”
  • Past President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists

Biography

Dr. Jampolis is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the United States).  Her focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body’s defenses – improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including heart disease, age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging.

Speeches

Healthcare in the U.S.: Preparing for 2017 and Beyond

Listening to media coverage about the US health care system, it can seem impossible to get a real handle on what’s going on. Moreover, understanding what the future holds for health care reform, and how it will affect people, businesses, and the country doesn’t appear possible. Contrary to what many say, there are a number of replacement plans for the ACA that have Republican support. The problem is that these plans differ on critical issues, and resolving them may be difficult. This year may be the most critical since the law was first past. Dr. Carroll, a leading expert on health care reform, uses publicly available data and unbiased research to cut through the rhetoric and clearly explain potential changes, including:

Moving Forward: The Future of Information Technology In Health Care

Although great improvements in the use of information technology always seem to be right around the corner, our health care system is still in the Stone Age with respect to its use. It is shocking, and somewhat embarrassing, that while computers and information systems are the backbone of nearly every other industry or endeavor in the world, the health care system often lacks even the simplest of improvements.

Global Healthcare: What Can the US Health Care System Learn From Other Countries?

As we in the US continue to fight about how to fix our health care system, many are starting to look globally to see what other systems can teach us about reform. Contrary to what many in the media often portray, there are many, many different kinds of health care systems all over the world. Some do better in terms of quality, some do better in terms of access, and almost all of them do better in terms of costs.

Myths, Lies and Misconceptions

from the co-Author of such books as “Don’t Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-truths and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health,” and “Don’t Cross Your Eyes . . . They’ll Get Stuck That Way!: And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked.”

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KEYWORDS: Diet & Fitness Expert, Improve Health, Increase Vitality & Live Longer, Heart Health, Aging, Healthy Aging, Disease Prevention