Dr. Jennifer Ashton

Ob-Gyn, Board-certified in Obesity Medicine, Nutritionist; Women's Health Specialist, author of Eat This Not That When You're Expecting

05/15/2019

Join me and Facebook Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, for a FB live stream today at 10am EST ...we’ll be talking about mental health, community, healing after tragedy...stream here at Facebook.com/fbsafety

https://people.com/music/chester-bennington-widow-reflects-on-linkin-park-frontman-suicide/Hear my interview with Talind...
05/14/2019
Chester Bennington's Widow Reflects on Linkin Park Frontman's Suicide: 'We Just Thought He Was OK'

https://people.com/music/chester-bennington-widow-reflects-on-linkin-park-frontman-suicide/

Hear my interview with Talinda Bennington on my podcast, Life After Suicide (free on apple podcasts), read article from People Magazine here....Thank you Talinda...Living with Love.

www.lifeaftersuicide.com

On the ABC News podcast "Life After Suicide," Talinda Bennington says she thought her husband had reached a "good place" following years struggling with substance abuse and depression

A few bikes left! If you are in the NYC area.. join me for this special charity ride tonite! May 9!.... see here>>>
05/08/2019
Ride to Benefit Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Healing After Loss

A few bikes left! If you are in the NYC area.. join me for this special charity ride tonite! May 9!.... see here>>>

On Thursday May 9th join Dr. Jennifer Ashton for a Soul Cycle fundraising ride lead by instructor Julie D in support of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The cost of the ride will cover a small donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a gift bag including a copy of Dr. A...

The second episode of Life After Suicide drops today, it’s free on Apple Podcasts, today’s guests are my daughter, C...
05/07/2019

The second episode of Life After Suicide drops today, it’s free on Apple Podcasts, today’s guests are my daughter, Chloe, and our therapist, Dr Sue Simring. Their thoughts on healing after trauma and tragedy are powerful and inspiring.

05/07/2019
Good Morning America

Good Morning America

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is here to talk about her new book, “Life After Suicide” and how you can help support those who have been affected by suicide. https://gma.abc/2DSjFg8

04/17/2019

The CDC estimates that for every person who dies by suicide, 135 others are directly affected. This amounts to over 6 Million Americans a year. My children and I are among them.

When I receive emails such as this one, below, It not only touches us, but it reminds us how many people are looking to expand this conversation about how to LIVE after a tragedy...

" Life After Suicide will be a game changer in the mental awareness world. I know you are bringing balm to those suffering from similar pain. This book comforted me. It will for others. It is the greatest way you can honor Rob’s memory - a man who lived to help others." -Rabbi David-Seth Kirschner, NJ.

The book is on sale now/can pre-order at discount. Profits will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

04/11/2019
Period. End of Sentence Official Trailer 2018

Because of this Academy Award-winning documentary, the tax on maxi pads In Hapur, India has been removed...people are talking about menstruation...a basic bodily function. GYN WIN....It's about time. I will be interviewing Guneet Monga, the Executive Producer of Period. End of Story. tomorrow in NYC at #WomenInTheWorld....
watch here >>>>

Trailer for Oscar nominated short film Period. End of Sentence. If you would like to keep track of Oscar nominations, your predictions, as well as what movie...

04/09/2019
Good Morning America

Discussing the American College of Physicians new breast cancer screening guidelines ...watch here >>>

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is answering your questions on new mammogram guidelines.

Honored to share my thoughts on Life After Suicide, with the great Dan Harris on 10% Happier podcast.  My book is availa...
04/03/2019

Honored to share my thoughts on Life After Suicide, with the great Dan Harris on 10% Happier podcast. My book is available now for pre-order at a big discount. Listen to podcast and share your thoughts about learning through pain...

03/20/2019
Good Morning America

The price tag of this drug is incomprehensible.... so for me, while it’s great it was developed and approved, exactly who and how many women will actually be able to use it???

Dr. Jen Ashton is here to answer your questions about the first FDA-approved drug to treat postpartum depression. What do you want to ask? https://gma.abc/2HJvcB8

02/27/2019
Good Morning America

Talking about MS with Robin Roberts on GMA today...watch here for a visual demonstration/analogy of what MS is and how it attacks the central nervous system...>>>

More on Selma Blair’s inspiring story. Dr. Jen Ashton shares what it’s like for people living with MS. gma.abc/2Xrjr82

Proud to give Keynote address in Dallas at the American Heart Association’s signature event: Go Red For Women.  My tal...
02/23/2019

Proud to give Keynote address in Dallas at the American Heart Association’s signature event: Go Red For Women. My talk was called: How to Put the “U” Back in Uterus : inside look at the Crisis in Women’s Health. Whether it’s heart disease or pregnancy- related deaths, we can do better with how we care for Women in the US. Sold out crowd, great spirit in the room! Thank you American Heart Association North Texas for all you do for heart disease prevention and for women❤️❤️❤️

Proud to announce that my book, Life After Suicide, is available for pre-order now.  In the book, I share the stories of...
02/23/2019
Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss

Proud to announce that my book, Life After Suicide, is available for pre-order now. In the book, I share the stories of myself and many other people whose lives were changed forever by the suicide death of a loved one. Unfortunately, there is so much myth, misinformation, ignorance, shame, blame, anger and stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness. This book explains how it is possible to honor the spirit of the person who died and heal with comfort and courage, and I hope it brings those suffering in the shadows, into the light. Now that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, everyone knows someone who has been affected. Pre-order link is here >>>
https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Suicide-Community-Unthinkable/dp/0062906038/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=1I1UT0USPAREO&keywords=life+after+suicide+jennifer+ashton&qid=1550935975&s=gateway&sprefix=life+after+suicide%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

From the chief medical correspondent of ABC News, an eloquent, heartbreaking, yet hopeful memoir of surviving the suicide of a loved one, examining this dangerous epidemic and offering first-hand knowledge and advice to help family and friends find peace.Jennifer Ashton, M.D., has witnessed first...

Dr. Jennifer Ashton's cover photo
02/14/2019

Dr. Jennifer Ashton's cover photo

01/24/2019
Sexual Harassment in the Sciences

Women in science and medicine face high rates of sexual harassment : this past summer i was asked to moderate two panels at the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival: watch this to hear two leaders in Medicine/ Science talk about how to stop it>>>

The #MeToo movement has inspired a sister movement called #USToo, designed to expose and eliminate sexual harassment in the sciences. A sweeping new report f...

01/22/2019
Video: The deadly risks women and their babies face at childbirth in the United States

A Must-see piece about the Maternal-Mortality Crisis facing women in the US...in particular, African-American women- who face a 4x higher risk of death during pregnancy. Our Nightline piece from last night...watch here>>> https://abcn.ws/2T89QjB

Despite advances in medicine, childbirth remains an area fraught with potential danger to mother and child, as documented in this month's issue of National Geographic.

01/16/2019
Good Morning America

Why I wrote this book I never wanted to write... watch here...

Big announcement! Dr. Jen Ashton is here hoping to help many people struggling with this important issue.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton
01/16/2019

Dr. Jennifer Ashton

10/30/2018
Everyday Health

Hepatitis C is an epidemic that affects 3.5 Million Americans. Join me and Everyday Health for a Facebook Live now to learn more about this silent killer.

It’s time! Join our Facebook Live NOW — a conversation with our favorite MD on TV, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who will talk to a top liver doctor who was once infected with hepatitis C and knows firsthand how to treat — and even beat — the disease. These renowned doctors are fielding questions from the audience, so post the questions you’ve been wondering about hepatitis C for the rare opportunity to get them answered by Dr. Ashton and Dr. Dieterich now!

This segment will focus on the silent, deadly condition affecting millions of Americans: Hepatitis C — a modern epidemic.

Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News will be joined by Dr. Douglas Dieterich, of The Mount Sinai Hospital, a member of the American Liver Foundation’s National Medical Advisory Committee.

Comment here with questions you want our experts to answer, take our poll, and get ready to learn more about the latest research, statistics, and care advice from esteemed experts.

10/30/2018

Join me at noon ET today for an important talk on Facebook Live about Hepatitis C: the infectious disease that affects 3.5 Million Americans... what you need to know, treatment, risks, ask questions - we have the answers! I will be speaking with Dr Douglas Dieterich, liver specialist from Mt Sinai in NYC...Go to Everyday Health fb page for more info!

05/17/2018
Nightline

The US Maternal Mortality Crisis: why the rates of women dying during and after pregnancy in the US has steadily gone UP, when the international trend has done the opposite...Watch ABC's Nightline TONIGHT (or record it) to follow us as we look at what is being done to protect women in labor, and how when pregnant women or new moms die, the ripple effect is staggering.

This mother lost her life after giving birth to her fifth child and struggling with postpartum depression. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world.

04/24/2018
Good Morning America

talking about the 'reality' and medical /logistical issues surrounding Kate Middleton leaving the hospital SEVEN hours postpartum (WHaaaaaat?) and about my April Wellness Challenge...watch here...

WATCH LIVE: Dr. Jennifer Ashton here with an update on my April Wellness Challenge here in our Keurig-sponsored greenroom ! Have questions? ASK ME!

04/17/2018
Just What the Doctor Ordered

Proud to be featured in the magazine of my alma mater, Columbia; Read profile here>>>

GMA’s Dr. Jennifer Ashton ’91, PS’00, HN’16 is on a mission to demystify women’s health.

Tonight, at 7:30pm ET, I will have the honor of taking part in a Facebook Live where we will talk about Binge Eating Dis...
04/17/2018
Binge Eating Connection

Tonight, at 7:30pm ET, I will have the honor of taking part in a Facebook Live where we will talk about Binge Eating Disorder. BED is the most common and prevalent of all eating disorders, yet there’s so much misinformation and stigma. I can’t wait to help change that! Please join me with the Binge Eating Connection Facebook Group for a night of inspiration and empowerment!
http://ow.ly/fUIV30juWcJ

Inspiring people to share experiences, tips, and information about their battle with binge eating disorder. **We do not give official medical advice.**

04/13/2018
Good Morning America

Interested in an April Wellness Challenge? Join me! Watch here..

WATCH LIVE: Chatting backstage with Dr. Jennifer Ashton talking April Wellness Challenge in our Keurig-sponsored Greenroom - planks and pushups!

I’ve done CPR many times but never at 35,000 feet. This time, with the help of the LA Galaxy Soccer Team’s athletic ...
03/11/2018

I’ve done CPR many times but never at 35,000 feet. This time, with the help of the LA Galaxy Soccer Team’s athletic trainers, who helped my administer oxygen by face mask, and monitor this passenger’s vital signs, and the skilled and rapid reaction of the American Airlines flight crew and pilots, we were able to save TWO lives! Read here... and learn CPR...!

This past Friday, my good friend Dr. Jennifer Ashton saved the life of a fellow passenger who was five months pregnant, in cardiac arrest, and unresponsive on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles thanks to her knowledge of CPR, the assistance of the LA Galaxy training staff who helped administer oxygen and monitor her vital signs, and the professional American Airlines flight crew who rerouted the flight to Las Vegas. Fortunately, she regained a pulse immediately after CPR and was conscious 20 minutes later. CPR saves lives! You can read more about Dr. Ashton’s story here: http://lat.ms/2p4485i

Honored to have received the 2018 Red Dress Award for increasing awareness about Women & Heart Disease, and for advocacy...
02/07/2018

Honored to have received the 2018 Red Dress Award for increasing awareness about Women & Heart Disease, and for advocacy for Women's Health from the American Heart Association CEO, Nancy Brown seen below- and Susan Spencer, Editor In Chief of Woman's Day Magazine. Thrilled that my cardiologist father was there and could see me receive this award!

02/12/2017

Our hearts r broken that the father of my teenage children took his own life yesterday. As an MD he helped so many and we will remember his warmth generosity and kindness. We know that many families struggle everyday with depression while others like us don’t have any warning. We hope by sharing some of Rob’s story it will save others the heartache we feel. You are never alone
Pls get help. May he Rest In Peace

01/09/2017
There's still time to sign up for my free Webinar!!! It's tomorrow night at &pm EST...information is here>>>> I think th...
11/16/2016

There's still time to sign up for my free Webinar!!! It's tomorrow night at &pm EST...information is here>>>> I think this option is a game-changer for women suffering with painful sex due to vaginal dryness and/or overactive bladder symptoms.... read here>>>> and email the address below to sign up! it's anonymous and informative!!! >>>

Please read this....Greta, my brother and I are trying to help this orphan from the other side of the world...we are bri...
10/29/2016
Click here to support Help Sampson get surgery! by Greta Van Susteren

Please read this....Greta, my brother and I are trying to help this orphan from the other side of the world...we are bringing him to NYC for surgery...and every dollar helps!!! Read here>>>> in just one day, Greta has raised almost $100,000!!! I know my followers are good people too who want to help...>>>>

I know you have a big heart. I also know you want to help...one look at this child....and we all want to help.  Americans are like that.   This child - with this terrible deformity already covering 100% of one eye and partly covering the other - is in deep need.  He is an orphan in Liberia.  His...

Thrilled to announce that soon my new medical practice website will be live! It represents all that I do: from Women's H...
10/25/2016

Thrilled to announce that soon my new medical practice website will be live! It represents all that I do: from Women's Health/ Gyn, to Nutrition, especially Nutritional Gynecology (how nutrition can help a woman through puberty, PCOS, pregnancy, menopause, PMS), to my new Board-certification in Obesity Medicine, to the game-changing Feminine Rejuvenation procedure that I offer called ThermiVa...to everything that I am doing in the media on Good Morning America/ABC News, to my role as Chief Women's Health Contributor for The Dr. Oz Show! It will have a place for e-newsletter sign-up, FB live chats, questions/ comments, and more!!! Can't wait to show it to you all! xx
Dr. Jen Ashton

10/19/2016
After getting a Master's Degree in Nutrition, I am proud to incorporate my knowledge of both Nutrition and Ob-Gyn in my ...
10/19/2016

After getting a Master's Degree in Nutrition, I am proud to incorporate my knowledge of both Nutrition and Ob-Gyn in my new book! Available on amazon, and great whether you are pregnant or not...but as I say, "Live Like You're Pregnant!" it's often the healthiest we are! Hope you enjoy it!

Join me for a Facebook LIVE chat today at 330pm EST: we will be talking Egg-Freezing, fertility preservation, costs, myt...
10/19/2016

Join me for a Facebook LIVE chat today at 330pm EST: we will be talking Egg-Freezing, fertility preservation, costs, myths, pros and cons...and...I will give you a mini tour of my medical/Gyn office! Hope you join me!

10/11/2016
Dr Jennifer Ashton talks about ThermiVa on Good Morning America

As it is Breast Cancer Awareness month, quality of life issues in recovery and survivorship are key! And that includes intimacy! I am excited to be able to offer this procedure to my patients as a non-hormonal way to address dryness and painful sex...watch here>>>

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy experience massive changes to their body, including hair loss and problems with their genital area. ThermiVa helps ca...

While I think the REAL benefits for ThermiVa are for internal and functional issues like vaginal dryness/ painful sex/ o...
10/11/2016
I Got a Labia Lift and Now My Orgasms Are Off the Charts

While I think the REAL benefits for ThermiVa are for internal and functional issues like vaginal dryness/ painful sex/ overactive bladder symptoms, this article sheds some light on one woman's experience. I am thrilled to be able to offer this option to my patients who want a non-hormonal, non-surgical treatment that takes less than 30 minutes. It's about time we have options!!! Read here >>> http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/features/a22598/labial-hypertrophy-labia-tightening/

Best decision I ever made.

Excited to be able to offer #ThermiVa to my patients for functional issues such as overactive bladder and perimenopausal...
09/20/2016
Transcutaneous Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency (TTCRF) for the Treatment of Menopausal Vaginal/Genitourinary Symptoms. - PubMed - NCBI

Excited to be able to offer #ThermiVa to my patients for functional issues such as overactive bladder and perimenopausal atrophy with painful intercourse. This is a non-hormonal, office procedure with no pain/anesthesia/downtime...I think this is a game-changer for women, and all the data thus far is showing great results. My patients have been seeing very positive effects as well!!! Read about the latest study here>>>

Surg Technol Int. 2016 Sep 10;XXVIII. pii: sti29/772. [Epub ahead of print]

09/16/2016

Join me on Facebook live for a chat on #zika with Dr. Mehmet Oz

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