Colette Bouchez

Colette Bouchez was an award-winning medical journalist with more than 20 years of experience. A frequent contributor to WebMD, she was the former medical writer for the New York Daily News and the author of seven health books for women, including the best-selling Getting Pregnant: What You Need To Know Right Now; The V Zone: A Woman's Guide To Intimate Health Care, and Your Perfectly Pampered Pregnancy: Beauty, Health, and Lifestyle Advice for the Modern Mother-to-Be. Her latest is Your Perfectly Pampered Menopause: Health, Beauty, and Lifestyle Advice for the Best Years of Your Life. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Danish, German, French, and Japanese.

Bouchez began her journalism career in syndicated newspaper writing where her weekly columns on health, fitness, and beauty were regularly published in more than 1,500 newspapers around the world, including The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Herald, The Miami Herald, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her experience expanded to include editorial positions with Slimmer Magazine, Beauty Digest, Complete Woman, and Savvy, and her magazine articles have appeared in many women's magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Reader's Digest, Ladies' Home Journal, and McCall's.

Bouchez's health reports have been honored by many professional medical and journalism organizations, including the American Cancer Society, The American Academy of Dermatology, The National Coalition of Breast Cancer Organizations, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and The Columbia School of Journalism. Her seven-part series on breast cancer -- a co-project between the New York Daily News and WNBC television -- won an Emmy award for local news documentary. She also received a fellowship from the University of Virginia College of Medicine.

Bouchez passed away in September 2012.

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