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Maria Menounos keeps the focus on wellness after health scare

Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Maria Menounos looks to be thriving.

Since being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having it removed in 2017, Menounos has been candid about the importance of health and wellness. In a new interview with KVUE in Texas, where she was speaking on a panel for Rally Health at SXSW, the Medford native spoke about what’s next.

“When I look at what I have on my plate, it’s all health and wellness focused, because that’s where my passion is,” Menounos said. She shared that she’s planning to rebrand her podcast, “Conversations with Maria Menounos,” to “Better Together.”

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“I feel like it started in one place and now it’s really evolved into just really a focus on health and wellness,” she said. The podcast’s celebrity interviews will revolve around healthy living.

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The podcast shakeup isn’t the only change for Menounos, who is also the host of AfterBuzz TV.

“I’m working on a documentary about my journey through the brain tumor experience and kind of helping women to see that we really put a lot of pressure on ourselves and how to kind of find our way out of that and create a new kind of model for us to follow,” Menounos said.

“And then I have a show that I’m developing that is going to help families in crisis. It’s a health show, and so yeah, it really is just kind of all just health and wellness focused.”

Lillian Brown can be reached at lillian.brown@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @lilliangbrown.