About Julie Silver, MD

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Julie Silver, MD is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Silver is an award-winning author and has written many books including: You Can Heal Yourself; After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger; and What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope.

Dr. Silver is the Chief Editor of Books at Harvard Health Publications, the consumer health publishing branch of Harvard Medical School. She is responsible for all of the books that officially come from Harvard Medical School. These publications include new science and cutting-edge concepts such as The Almost Effect™ series of books that describes subclinical symptoms in behavioral health and psychology. You can learn more about this at www.TheAlmostEffect.com.

She is also the co-founder of Oncology Rehab Partners which has developed the STAR Program® Certifications -- a best practices and evidence-based model for oncology rehabilitation care. Her work in cancer rehabilitation has been recognized by the American Cancer Society, and she was awarded the prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. She was also chosen by Massachusetts General Hospital for THE ONE HUNDRED award that is given to 100 people in the United States who are making a significant difference in cancer care.

Dr. Silver is currently on the medical staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals. Her work has been featured on many national media outlets including Today, The Early Show, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News Now, AARP Radio and NPR.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 3, 2014 with

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you start worrying about everything. And then you become stressed about being stressed…

Dr. Julie Silver: How to Cope With Breast Cancer Diagnosis (VIDEO)

Dr. Julie Silver: How to Cope With Breast Cancer Diagnosis (VIDEO)

May 29, 2014 with

Chief editor of books at Harvard Health Publications offers tips for decreasing stress, staying active through treatment

ABC's Amy Robach to Have Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

ABC’s Amy Robach to Have Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

November 11, 2013 with

Correspondent gets life-changing news after on-air mammogram; watch our Hangout on importance of rehab, mastectomies, support groups

Survive Cancer? Life Still May Not Be So Great

Survive Cancer? Life Still May Not Be So Great

May 30, 2013 with

Cancer survival on the rise, but also is the need to address the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment, poor quality of life

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy: 'There's a Lot of Pain Behind That'

Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy: ‘There’s a Lot of Pain Behind That’

May 16, 2013 with

Watch cancer survivor and expert Dr. Julie Silver talk about Angelina’s decision, how it affects Brad and family, and importance of support

Angelina Jolie on Mastectomy: 'I Feel Empowered' (VIDEO)

Angelina Jolie on Mastectomy: ‘I Feel Empowered’ (VIDEO)

May 14, 2013 with

Jolie explains her courageous decision to slash cancer risk; Dr. Julie Silver talks about importance of rehab, support networks

Angelina Jolie & Cancer: Watch Our Google Hangout

Angelina Jolie & Cancer: Watch Our Google Hangout

May 13, 2013 with

Jolie’s double mastectomy has everyone talking; watch our Google Hangout to learn about a cutting-edge approach to battling cancer

Flu Ravages U.S.; How to Protect Yourself This Flu Season

Flu Ravages U.S.; How to Protect Yourself This Flu Season

January 11, 2013 with

How to keep yourself – and your kids – from getting the flu at work, school & home

Don't Underestimate the Power of Cancer Rehab (VIDEOS)

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Cancer Rehab (VIDEOS)

November 12, 2012 with

Dr. Julie Silver talks personal fight with breast cancer, plus importance of support from friends, family & doctors

Dr. Julie Silver: Brush & Floss Your Back (VIDEO)

Dr. Julie Silver: Brush & Floss Your Back (VIDEO)

August 23, 2012 with

Take care of your back like you take care of your teeth…

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