EP 893B Don't Fall for Fake Health News

Nina Shapiro, MD - Guest Bio
Dr. Nina Shapiro is one of America’s leading physicians. With more than two decades of experience in clinical and academic medicine, she’s a trusted expert whom her patients and the media rely on routinely to set the record straight about the latest health fads and misconceptions. Her trademark wisdom, engaging personality, and no-nonsense attitude will be accessible to readers everywhere in a new myth-busting and evidence-driven book, HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice—How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not, to be published by St. Martin’s Press on May 1, 2018.

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has received numerous prestigious awards throughout her career. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, she completed her surgical residency at Harvard and finished additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital of San Diego.

She is the “go-to physician” in Los Angeles and around the world, as many international patients seek her out for treatment of challenging cases that can’t be resolved in their own countries. Producers and journalists have Dr. Shapiro on speed dial when there’s a controversial health study or a medical story in the news, and she’s appeared on many broadcast programs, including CBS’s The Early Show, Extra, Michaela, CNN and National Public Radio. She is a regular guest on the Emmy-Award winning television show The Doctors, and her work has been featured and published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, Redbook. Prevention, First for Women, Real Simple and many other print and online publications.
  • Topic Info:Every day we're bombarded with new health info on a minute-by-minute basis, making it hard to discern what's real and what's false.

    Dr. Nina Shapiro, author of HYPE, sets the record straight about the latest health fads and misconceptions.

    She provides helpful tips on how to read between the lines of attention-grabbing headlines and actual scientific studies.

    Plus, hear her take on current medical controversies, including if vaccines are actually harmful and if sitting is really the new smoking.

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  • Host:Michael Roizen, MD