To the women of EmpowHer,
If you didn't see the Arizona Republic feature article on our Founder Michelle King Robson and EmpowHer, a portion of it is posted below.
Many special thanks to all of you who support our mission to EmpowHer women all over the world with the best health information available. As you know, we're just getting started and amazing things are developing every day.
In the coming weeks you'll see EmpowHer roll out a line-up for original shows, where many of the nation's top women's health doctors reply to your personal health questions on everything from menopause to sexual health.
Plus, we're creating the first video medical encyclopedia for women on the internet.
We must warn you our list of Rockstar doctors are the very best and they've joined the EmpowHer team to help you advocate for better health.
With your help we're going to spread EmpowHer across the world so every woman can have access to the world's best doctors and information.
Thank you for being here from the beginning so you too can be proud of our amazing growth.
To your health!
Your EmpowHer Team
Mary Beth Faller
The Arizona Republic
Jun. 11 2008 12:00 am
When a doctor told Michelle King Robson six years ago that she must have a hysterectomy at age 42, she said, "Do whatever you have to."
No second opinion, no questioning.
What followed was a hellish year of horrible menopause symptoms - night sweats, weight gain, dry skin, short-term memory loss - despite a cabinet full of medications. It left Robson distraught and her doctor helpless.
When she regained her health a year later, she vowed to help other women find the information and support they need to take control of their wellness. Her advocacy resulted in a new medical Web site for women, EmpowHer (www.empowher.com).
Launched in February, Scottsdale-based EmpowHer includes health news, a video encyclopedia covering more than 2,000 conditions, a medical dictionary, forums and blogs. On Monday, EmpowHer will launch the first national database of free and low-cost health events.