Women's Health Hot Line

Charlotte Libov

Charlotte Libov
1250 Alton Road, Apt. C-3
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fax: 203-202-5233

Medical Author, Professional Speaker, Freelance Writer & Editor



  • Beat Your Risk Factors: A Woman's Guide to Reducing Her Risk for Cancer,Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes and Osteoporosis. Plume 1999.

  • Migraine: 50 Essential Things To Do. Plume, 1998.


  • The Women's Heart Book: The Complete Guide to Keeping Your Heart Healthy. Revised Edition, Hyperion, 2001. Fredric J. Pashkow, M.D. and Charlotte Libov.

  • 50 Essential Things To Do If The Doctor Says It's Heart
    Disease, Plume, 1995. Fredric J. Pashkow, M.D. and Charlotte Libov

Special Reports:

(Co-author) Women and Heart Disease: A Special Report from the Editors of Women's Health Advisor: The Center for Women's Healthcare, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Torstar Publications, 1999. Gabrielle Weiner, M.S. and Charlotte Libov.

Book Contributor:

  • The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History, "Women and Heart Disease", Houghton-Mifflin, 1999.

  • For Women Only, by Gary Null and Barbara Seaman, Articles on heart disease and women and beating your risk factors, Seven Stories Press, 1999.

Book Excerpts:

  • "Beat Your Risk Factors", Ladies Home Journal, 1999.
  • "Migraine", Connecticut Magazine, 1998.


Internet Medical Articles:

  • Underwire (Microsoft's women's web site)
  • Cancersource.com
  • Health Publications Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
  • Physicians Decisions, London, England

Print Medical Newsletter Articles:

  • First Report, Belvoir Publications
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center¹s Women's Health Advisor
  • Newsletter, Belvoir Publications
  • Heart Advisor, Belvoir Publications

Magazine Articles:

  • Better Health Magazine
  • Arthritis Today

Professional Articles:

"Myths and Realities About Women and Heart Disease", Cardiovascular Disease Management 1997.


Television Program Originator, Consultant and Guest Expert:

"Women's Hearts at Risk", one-hour award-winning documentary nationally broadcast by PBS based on Libov / Pashkow book, "The Woman's Heart Book". Wrote the proposal, worked with the producer to create it, and served as a guest expert on the show.

Television Writer:

Report Card: Connecticut Schools, wrote script and did associated producing for series on Connecticut schools for Connecticut Public Television.


Founder, National Women's Heart Health Day


Radio Script Writer, CRN (Connecticut Radio Network)


  • Litchfield Hills Travel Council, Litchfield, CT
  • Connecticut Public Television
  • Beckwith Communications, Fairport, NY
  • Connecticut Tourism, Harland, Tine and White, Hartford, Connecticut


  • "Hands Across America", Pocket Books, 1986.
  • Founding Editor, Women's Health Hot Line, Internet Newsletter, www.libov.com


Freelance Contributor:
The New York Times

Magazine Articles:
Yankee Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, Connecticut's Finest Magazine

Newspaper Articles:
Litchfield County Times, Litchfield, CT, The Courant, Hartford CT

Restaurant Reviewer:
Calender (weekly) section, The Courant, Hartford, CT, 1986-92


  • Bureau Chief, Springfield Daily News, Springfield, MA 1981-85.
  • Reporter, Journal Inquirer, Manchester, CT, 1980-81.
  • Reporter, Milford Citizen, Milford, CT, 1974-76


Speaking Clients include:

  • IBM
  • Duke University Medical School
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • American Heart Association
  • DuPont Radiopharmaceuticals
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • and many others throughout the United States

Health Expert appearances include:

  • PBS, Morning Edition, National Public Radio
  • Today in New York
  • Fox News in Washington, D.C.
  • The Jim Bohannon Show
  • CNN
  • Sixty-Second Housecall
  • and many others throughout the United States


  • Emmy nomination (regional) , Women's Hearts At Risk, 1996

  • Bronze Award, National Mature Media Award, Media TV Division, Women¹s Hearts At Risk, 1996

  • Bronze Award, National Mature Media Award, Book Division, 50 Essential Things to Do When The Doctor Says It's Heart Disease, 1996.

  • Will Solimene Award of Excellence, The Woman's Heart Book, The American Medical Writers Association, 1994.

  • Combined Health Appeal¹s Seventh Annual Media Award 1994.

  • American Heart Association Connecticut Affiliate's Outstanding
    Communications Volunteer Award, 1993.

  • The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalist's, Third Place, In-depth Special Section, 1990.


  • Congressional District 6 Advisory Council, State of Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

  • "The Difference in a Woman's Heart" Medical Advisory Board, sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Women's Association

  • Heart Disease Advisory Board, "Women and Heart Disease: A Neglected Epidemic", The Older Women's League (OWL).


  • International Authors and Writer's Who's Who 16th Edition
  • Who's Who of American Women


  • American Medical Writers Association
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • National Writers Union


Journalism Lecturer, The University of Connecticut's School of Journalism, Storrs, CT, 1982-83


  • Master of Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., 1979.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1973.