About the Author

Aliza Lifshitz, MD

Aliza Lifshitz, MD

Aliza Lifshitz M.D. (Doctora Aliza) is a renowned physician, author, and health reporter. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of VidaySalud.com, the largest online source of health and medical information in Spanish. She is also the host of the Vida y Salud daily programming block on the HITN educational television network and the Spanish-language host for the HealthDay TV syndicated service. For 20 years, she was the health expert for Univisión, appearing on both the television and radio networks. She has been a regular columnist for People en Español, Ser Padres and ImpreMedia. Her book Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano (Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby) was the first bilingual book on pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Lifshitz maintains a private practice in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was president of the California Hispanic American Medical Association for four terms. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Blue Shield of California and Chair of its Foundation. She has served on numerous committees and commissions on the local, state and federal level and on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Dr. Lifshitz has been named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential Hispanics.” She has received countless honors from, among others, the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the March of Dimes, and the National Association of Physician Broadcasters.

Articles by Aliza Lifshitz, MD

10 Natural Ways to Ease the Discomfort of PMS

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10 Natural Ways to Ease the Discomfort of PMS

Every time her period arrives, Carla has to call in sick and take medication to overcome the pain. Mercedes, on the other hand, feels some relief when she finally gets her period. And that’s because for a week or two before her period starts she experiences physical and emotional signs

8 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

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8 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Any time you munch on a tasty snack or drink a glass of fruit juice, your body gets to work processing the nutrients you have just consumed. This process is called metabolism. Through metabolism, your body converts food into the energy it needs to live and thrive. In this article,

6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Gynecologic Cancers

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic cancers are those that affect the female reproductive organs. There are five main types, and each is named according to the part of the body in which it first develops: cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer (or endometrial cancer), vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Thousands of women will be

What You Need to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

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What You Need to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

According to the American Heart Association, 23 percent of American adults have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, which was identified as such only about 20 years ago, is as common as the flu or as colds. It is a serious condition, but it is not a disease in itself, rather a