Nancy Snyderman
journalist and physician
Nancy Snyderman
Nancy L. Snyderman, MD is an American physician and broadcast journalist. Since 2006, she has been the chief medical editor for NBC News, and frequently appears on NBC's Today and MSNBC to discuss medicine-related issues. Snyderman is also on the staff of the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department at the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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NBC News' Nancy Snyderman resigns following Ebola quarantine scandal
Chicago Tribune - almost 2 years
Dr. Nancy Snyderman said Thursday that she's leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News, six months after unleashing public anger for failing to observe a quarantine after covering the Ebola epidemic last fall.
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Health, Prevention and Wellness: Our Focus This Month, Every Month
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This time last year, Arianna Huffington and I co-hosted the first Women in Media luncheon in New York City. It was a wonderful event, bringing together such influential national media members as Erica Hill, Rebecca Jarvis, Norah O'Donnell, Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Susan Spencer to shine a spotlight on women and heart disease. As the women shared their touching, sometimes deeply-personal stories of how heart disease disrupted their lives, Arianna and I sensed the power and energy in the room. These powerful stories seemed to unite us, perhaps because the themes were more universal than the speakers might have thought. Each of us listening saw a little of ourselves in each of them. Arianna and I recognized this as an opportunity to have a more profound impact. Together, we could -- no, should -- use whatever influence we have to touch more women, and to focus their attention on this vital issue of women and heart disease. Many wonderful connections were made that day, including an e ...
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Third Metric Live: Taking Our Show on the Road
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Last June, we hosted our first-ever Third Metric conference at my apartment in New York. Based on the overwhelming response, we followed closely with similar events in New York, London, Munich and Hawaii, discussing the need to redefine success beyond money and power to include our well-being, wisdom, capacity to wonder and to give. At the same time, we are building the Third Metric into a major editorial initiative on The Huffington Post, tapping into a widespread desire among readers to redefine success and live the lives we want, not just the lives we settle for, and move beyond burnout, sleep deprivation and driving ourselves into the ground. Now, Mika Brzezinski and I are taking the Third Metric on a three-city tour, with 2,000 to 3,000 attendees at each event. We will be in New York on April 24 and 25 at the New York City Center; in Washington, D.C., on May 1 and 2 at DAR Constitution Hall; and in L.A. on May 8 and 9 at the Dolby Theatre. Our roster of speakers includes Julianne ...
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7 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Healthier (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Improving your health doesn't have to be a long, complicated process -- in fact, according to several leaders in the health and wellness community, enhancing your well-being can start today by focusing on certain simple habits. Earlier this week, HuffPost President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington hosted a panel titled What Is Working: Health in New York City, where healthcare influencers including NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Chopra Foundation founder Deepak Chopra discussed what we can do now to improve our health. Emotional wellness -- including understanding what's causing our stress -- was a key topic in the discussion. Self magazine Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger pointed out that stress can affect anyone, and explained that it's an important health issue that everyone should monitor. "Stress knows no socioeconomic bounds," Danziger said. "We are all so stressed, we're not sleeping, we're eating too much [and] we're not exercising." Each panel ...
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Sarah Colwill Speaks Out About Foreign Accent Syndrome In BBC Documentary 'The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Sarah Colwill, 38, was hospitalized for an intense migraine in 2010, she awoke to an astounding sound—her voice. Her familiar English accent had been replaced by what sounded like a poor impression of a Chinese person, leaving doctors scratching their heads. Her predicament was a side effect of a rare neurological condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome. Colwill is one of just 150 confirmed cases ever of FAS, according to the Independent. The condition is most often caused by damage to the brain brought on by a stroke or traumatic brain injury, UT Dallas reports. In a new BBC documentary ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese,’ which aired Tuesday, Colwill’s life with an alien voice proves to be less like an episode of Summer Heights High and more like a nightmare. "It's just been such a horrible thing to go through,” Colwill says teary-eyed in the opening scenes of the documentary. "You don't even know who you are anymore...It's like you're trapped inside yourself." Certain scen ...
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Mika Brzezinski Freaks Out Over Miley Cyrus VMA Performance Again
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Mika Brzezinski ripped into Miley Cyrus' VMA performance once again on Tuesday's "Today." The MSNBC host -- who has made her dislike of Cyrus' controversial performance clear -- was a panel on "Today's Professionals," and stressed that Cyrus' act was "disgusting and disturbing." When Star Jones argued that award shows try to push the envelope every year, Brzezinski disagreed, saying, "There's pushing the envelope and there's porn, there's raunchy porn that's disgusting and disturbing and seeing... a 20 year old young woman literally in the process of her undoing and everyone clapping for it and being disturbed by it and talking about it and showing it, which I hope we don't show... don't show it here on my segment, please." Jones and Matt Lauer disagreed, setting off Brzezinski and fellow panelist Nancy Snyderman. "Oversexualized is one thing," Brzezinski said. "Is it sexual to stick your face in the face of a life-size teddy bear and stick your tongue out? We' ...
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Bush's blocked artery a reminder that even fit folks can be at risk - NBCNews.com (blog)
Google News - over 3 years
ABC News Bush's blocked artery a reminder that even fit folks can be at risk NBCNews.com (blog) Video: Doctors discovered an artery blockage during former President George W. Bush's annual physical on Monday and recommended inserting a stent to open it up. NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports. Former President George W. Bush was the picture of ... George W. Bush has successful operation to clear artery blockage in heartDallas Morning News Heart procedures like Bush's becoming 'routine,' cardiologists sayLos Angeles Times Ex-President George W. Bush undergoes heart surgeryChicago Daily Herald Bloomberg -Fort Worth Star Telegram -Reuters all 237 news articles »
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Regina Weinreich: Hearthrobs and Heart Breakers: John Gallagher, Jr. in Short Term 12, The Cheshire Murders on HBO
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Mason, as played by The Newsroom's John Gallagher, Jr. does not scream sexy when we first see him in the new film Short Term 12. Recounting an incident involving a runaway from the facility for difficult teens where he works, he describes a moment of taco tummy, when his body fluids give out all over his shorts and sneakers. Eeew, TMI, you think, thanks for sharing, but as this movie progresses and you see his dedication to helping his charges extends to anything that will reign in their impulse to act out, he becomes more and more appealing. A foster child himself, lucky to have landed in a loving family, Mason especially adores his girlfriend Grace (Brie Larson), the soul of this movie. Writer/director Destin Daniel Crettin wrote the script from his experience working in such a facility; he's not shy in exposing the extreme nature of his characters. Grace is entirely loving one minute, and full of rage the next, smashing objects wishing they were heads. At dinner at Circo ...
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Terry O'Neill: Plan B for Minors -- It's Not About Sex
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Obama administration's decision not to appeal a federal judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without a prescription hasn't settled this debate. Not by a long shot. On Morning Joe today, Dr. Nancy Snyderman said, "It makes people wiggy about parenting, this is where politics and medicine do not make for good bedfellows." Moments later, Joe Scarborough said, "Do parents have a right to be a little uncomfortable about the fact that their 14-year-old daughter can just go over and buy a Plan B?" C'mon Joe. That's not what's making you uncomfortable. You're making a mistake that is all too common in this debate about reproductive justice and women's health by conflating two separate conversations. One is about sex. The other is about health care. Both are important, but they are not the same. Is it inappropriate for 14-year-old girls to be having sex? Of course it is. Should parents bite the bullet and have the difficult co ...
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Why kids should avoid the 'cinnamon challenge' - Boston Globe
Google News - almost 4 years
KELOLAND TV Why kids should avoid the 'cinnamon challenge' Boston Globe Parents need to warn their kids against yet another stupid health risk that some are taking: a “cinnamon challenge” where a tablespoon of ground cinnamon is swallowed in less than a minute without drinking fluids. There are more than 50,000 YouTube ... Clinicians should be aware of 'Cinnamon Challenge'Nurse.com Dangers Of The Cinnamon ChallengeKELOLAND TV Nancy Snyderman's Latest Panic: It's a Cin-namon.Age of Autism KVUE -Mother Nature Network (blog) -StarPhoenix all 9 news articles »
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April Rudin: New York City to Jacksonville and The Wizard of Oz : What Women Can Learn By Running Away From Home
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gail taught us that "there is no place like home." However, it was only by first running away that she could truly value "home." Recently, a very routine email from a special and wise friend, whom I'll call Lisa, led to my first (but not my last) episode of running away from home. "I am attending an awesome women's conference, Generation W in Jacksonville this week -- sorry that you can't be there to experience it," Lisa wrote to me. I immediately thought, "Sorry I can't be there? I can be there and I will! " Outside of the expense, there was absolutely no reason not to go. Less than 72 hours later, I found myself on a plane with Lisa, on my way to an event that I knew next to nothing about. I went on faith -- my friend Lisa is a very senior accomplished executive for a global financial services firm. If she was going and able to take time for herself, so could I. After all it was my birthday week, and for the first time, in a many ye ...
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Ari Weisbrot: Look Ma, No Fans!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I have been watching the Today Show on NBC for over 30 years. I have bathed in its highs and wallowed in its lows. The show has been unassailable since its virtual inception. Even during the Bryant Gumble - Williard Scott debacle, the nation was hooked. It seems incapable of missteps - - even while Ann Curry, with her empathetic, concerned expression, asked rape victims if there is anything they want to say to their rapist. Oh, your child was just found dead in a ditch? How does that make you FEEL? Yup. The Today Show was invincible. Until, well, today. It seems to have met its kryptonite. In the coming weeks, this blog will explore the causes (and effects) of the slow, but steady death of Today's domination of morning television. Spoiler alert: It's not Matt Lauer. But, to get things started, here is a scientific and statistically solid score card of the professionals that we invite into our homes each day, and rely upon to tell us what we need to be thinking about. MATT L ...
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Arianna Huffington: Millennials Come of Age as America's Most Stressed Generation
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
First came the "Baby Boomers," then came "Generation X." The branding of the subsequent generation, the one that came of age during the 2000s, was less definitive, ping-ponging between "Generation Y" and "The Millennials." I'd like to add a third name: "Generation Stress." According to Stress in America, a study commissioned by the American Psychological Association, Millennials are the most stressed demographic. And from what we heard out of Washington last week, the conditions creating that stress aren't going away anytime soon. But there's still cause for hope. The study asked participants to rank their stress level on a scale of 1 ("little or no stress") to 10 ("a great deal of stress"). Millennials led the stress parade, with a 5.4 average. Boomers registered 4.7, and the group the study labeled the "Matures" gave themselves a 3.7. The findings were consistent across almost every question. Nearly 40 percent of Millennials said their stress had increased last year, ...
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WATCH: Al Roker's Unbelievably Embarrassing Confession
Huffington Post - about 4 years
This is probably more than you really wanted to know about NBC's favorite weatherman. Al Roker made quite the confession about his lifelong battle with weight loss during an interview with NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Sunday's "Dateline." Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002 and lost more than 100 pounds. Roker shared some lesser-known side effects from the surgery, which apparently include what both Roker and Snyderman described simply as "pooping your pants." Actual dialogue: Nancy Snyderman: "You pooped in your pants." Al Roker: "I pooped my pants." Roker unfortunately suffered from this embarrassing and rather inconvenient side effect in, of all the places, the White House. And if this wasn't enough, watch the video below to learn more about Roker's sex life (go to 6:25). Actually, on second thought, maybe you don't want to. It's up to you! (h/t TMZ and HuffPost's own Chris Harnick) Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and ne ...
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WATCH: 'Today's Professionals' On Cooper
Huffington Post - over 4 years
During Tuesday's "Today" show, host Natalie Morales asked her panel of "Today's Professionals" to respond to recent news that Anderson Cooper publicly announced that he is gay. Morales asked the panel, which consisted of regulars Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, if celebrities were obligated "to make their sexual preferences known." Jones said that she did not think that celebrities had an obligation. She noted, thought, that she was a bit of a cynic, implying that Cooper may have come out for a specific reason. "I've been in daytime television for a long time," Jones said. "He's a daytime talk show host and when the ratings slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them. I remember Oprah said she smoked crack. Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide. There were times that you generate information for ratings." Jones seemed surprised by her last statement and gasped. "Whoa, I'm sorry I said that," Jones said ...
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Jack Osbourne's Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: What Does It Mean?
MTV News - over 4 years
Experts say that Osbourne has a promising range of treatment options. By Gil Kaufman Jack Osbourne Photo: A few tell-tale signs are what clued Jack Osbourne into the fact that something was seriously wrong with his health. The son of hard rock icon Ozzy and "America's Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne revealed earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
 earlier this spring. According to the "Today Show," Osbourne, 26, decided to visit a doctor when he noticed tingling in his extremities and suffered a 60 percent loss of vision in one eye. MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system and which currently has no cure, but is very treatable. It causes inflammation in the brain ...
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Madonna Flashes Butt in Concert Days After Nip-Slip Scandal
US Magazine - over 4 years
She's not sorry, indeed! In Rome on Tuesday, during the latest stop for her MDNA tour, Madonna gave concertgoers a glimpse of something special -- nearly mooning the audience in barely-there skivvies. PHOTOS: How Madonna's face has changed Days after exposing her nipple to fans in Istanbul -- outraging some -- during her song "Human Nature," the 53-year-old pop legend and mother of four pulled a similar stunt during the same number in Italy. PHOTOS: Her wildest looks of all time Clad in a sexy lace bra and trousers, with her blonde locks swept up in a dramatic retro 'do, the Grammy winner yanked down her black pants, revealing her posterior in a lacy, G-string bottom. (Appropriately enough, the 1995 song "Human Nature" is all about Madonna's unapologetic stance for her explicit, edgy Erotica album and Sex book of the early '90s.) PHOTOS: See Madge and other un-retouched celebs The icon was criticized in some corners for showing her breast in Istanbul last week duri ...
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WATCH: 4-Year-Old Banned From School Pictures Over Hairstyle
Huffington Post - over 4 years
We used to get totally psyched over picture day at school. But then again, we were never banned from our own school photos like this little girl from Kent, England. Marcella Marino, a four-year-old student, was sent home from school on picture day because of her Lady Gaga-like hairstyle. Her father, Marcello Marino, a professional hairstylist and salon owner, gave his daughter the playful look because she wanted to look like a "princess," according to the Daily Mail. But Marino was told that her hair violated the school policy against braided hair and that it would not be permitted for class pictures (or on any other school day, for that matter). "All the children were told to look smart for the day and that’s why I decided to make a special effort, but in the end it has just caused tears," Marcello told the Daily Mail. "I am so disappointed." Just seeing the photo of little Marcella gets the point across pretty clear. "Look how sad she is," commented Dr. Nancy S ...
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New Book Reveals Details Of Bin Laden's Last Days
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Not only was family life a source of solace for Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda leader strongly believed polygamy was a religious obligation. These are two of the revelations in Peter Bergen's upcoming book, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden -- from 9/11 to Abbottabad, according to the Washington Examiner. Bergen, who is considered a top authority on bin Laden, writes that bin Laden had to go out of his way to keep up with his wives. In an excerpt published by the Examiner, the book reveals that the former Al Qaeda leader reportedly dyed his hair and "used Avena syrup -- a natural Viagra made from wild oats –- which was found in large supply in the compound." Avena syrup is a botanical product that is used as a natural sweetener or to increase sexual desire. After the discovery of Avena in bin Laden's compound last year, NBC News medical editor Nancy Snyderman explained that while there is a lot of folklore around the potential of the plant as a natural Via ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nancy Snyderman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 64
    In 2016, she was named to the board of directors of the pharmaceutical company Alkermes.
    More Details Hide Details Snyderman is a co-founder of CarePlanners, a service that helps people navigate the healthcare system. She states that she understood the need for a service like CarePlanners after she became responsible for her parent’s care in 2005.
  • 2015
    Age 63
    On March 12, 2015, Snyderman announced she had resigned her position as NBC's Chief Medical Editor due to the controversy over her breaking the quarantine.
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    In 2015, Snyderman left NBC News following a high-profile controversy over violating an Ebola quarantine.
    More Details Hide Details Snyderman was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Joy Snyderman, a housewife, and Sanford Snyderman, a physician. She has a younger brother who is a physician as well. She grew up in Ft.
  • 2014
    Age 62
    In 2014, after returning from Liberia where she was in contact with a freelance cameraman, who contracted Ebola, Snyderman and the remainder of her crew were asked to observe a voluntary 21-day quarantine to minimize the risk of further outbreak.
    More Details Hide Details After Snyderman was then seen inside a car, outside a local restaurant, in violation of the quarantine, the state of New Jersey issued a mandatory 21-day quarantine for Snyderman and her crew.
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 49
    Also in 2001, she earned the Trailblazer Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for furthering the knowledge of women's health on a national level.
    More Details Hide Details Snyderman has stated that she supports selective abortion as a result of the detection of the presence of congenital disorders in the fetus before birth, proclaiming it to be "the science of today" and "I believe that this is a great way to prevent diseases."
    Among many recent honors, in 2001 she received the Athena Award from the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University for her work in the field of women's health.
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  • 1998
    Age 46
    She received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the American Academy of Otolaryngology's Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in 1998.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 34
    Snyderman has received numerous awards for her medical broadcast reporting, including several Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award, and a Gracie Award. In 1986 she received an award for in-depth reporting from KARK-TV, and an Associated Press award for "best documentary" for her work on sex education in Arkansas in 1987.
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  • 1984
    Age 32
    She began her broadcasting career in 1984 at KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock.
    More Details Hide Details She served as a medical correspondent for ABC News for 15 years, and was a contributor to 20/20, Primetime, and Good Morning America. Before leaving ABC News, she was a frequent substitute co-host on Good Morning America. Snyderman also served as vice president of consumer education for the health care corporation Johnson & Johnson, where she headed "Understanding Health", an educational initiative which focused on public education about health and medicine. In 1988, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she practiced head and neck surgery at the University of California San Francisco and California Pacific Medical Center. In the 1990s, Snydermann served as a medical correspondent for KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Snyderman joined NBC News as its chief medical editor in September 2006. Her reports have appeared on Today, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Dateline NBC, MSNBC and MSNBC.com. She hosted the MSNBC program Dr. Nancy, in 2009. She served as a sports desk reporter for NBC Sports coverage of both the 2008 Summer Olympics. and the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has reported on wide-ranging medical topics affecting both men and women, and has traveled the world extensively, reporting from many of the world's most-troubled areas. In 2013, Snyderman launched her own website where she answers health and medical questions, takes suggestions for upcoming story ideas for NBC, and contributes a daily video and written blog.
  • 1983
    Age 31
    Snyderman followed up her training with medical residencies in both pediatrics and otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. She moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, joining the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1983, specializing in throat and neck cancers.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 18
    Snyderman stated, "I was attacked in 1970 as a college girl and I did everything wrong.
    More Details Hide Details I didn't come forward. I waited too long. And by the time I would have come forward a attorney could have skewered me with questions. So I have great sensitivity for young women who have been raped.” She suggested to women: “If you are an adult and you want to take the shame off of rape, one of the bravest things you can do as a woman is to come forward and say I accuse you - and I’m going to do it publicly.”
    Wayne, Indiana, where she graduated from South Side High School in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details She attended Indiana University Bloomington, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in microbiology. Snyderman went on to attend medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, located in Omaha, Nebraska, earning a Doctor of Medicine degree from its College of Medicine in 1977. She presently lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, Doug. She has three children, Kate, Rachel, and Charlie. Snyderman states that she knew already in the third grade that she wanted to be a physician when her father brought her with him on his Sunday hospital rounds. She counts her father and mother and one of her instructors, Eugene Nicholas Myers, the chief of surgery in Pittsburgh, as her mentors. She says that Myers "taught me how to be a really good surgeon. He invested time in me; and it's a lot for him that I vowed no matter what my other careers were, I would never give up medicine."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Age 0
    Born on March 26, 1952.
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