Stories I've Written

I specialize in health service journalism, reported health features, and content marketing for brands and non-profits in the health and wellness space. 

A few of my favorites...

HEALTH: Has the Pandemic Finally Convinced Doctors to Take the Link Between Physical and Mental Health Seriously?

EVERYDAY HEALTH: Should You Use Medical Marijuana If You Have Cancer?

WEBMD: Energy Drinks: Pick-Me-Up or Health Hazard?

GLAMOUR: The Ob-Gyn Shortage Is RealAnd It Might Impact Your Care

LIVESTRONG: You Don't Want to Know About the Fish Many Poke and Sushi Spots Are Using

FAMILY CIRCLE: I Kept My Cancer a Secret

SILVERSNEAKERS: Opioid Safety: What Every Older Adult Needs to Know 

DIABETES FORECAST: Fight for Your Rights

And much more...



Why Do You Have a Sore Throat When You Wake Up in the Morning?
9 At-Home Exercises That May Help Relieve Your Long COVID Symptoms
Can You Get Addicted to Melatonin?
These 6 High-Inflammatory Foods Can Sap Your Energy and Raise Your Risk of Chronic Health Conditions
7 Expert-Backed Strategies to Avoid Overeating When You're Working From Home
4 Strategies to Stop Blood Sugar Swings


7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Pumpkins
How to Tame a Hot Flash
5 Warning Signs of Lupus
Spot the Warning Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

6 Very Big Reasons to Brush
What Is What a Breakthrough COVID Infection Feels Like

FDA Approves Game-Changing Weight Loss Drug Semaglutide
5 Things to Do in Your 50s to Be Active in Your 80s

Parkinson’s Dementia: Signs, Symptoms, and Hope for the Future
5 Superfoods for Arthritis
What Are Blood Clots and When They're Dangerous
What to Know About Angina
How Your Pandemic Habits Could Raise Your Breast Cancer
All the Ways Doctors Are Treating Coronavirus Right Now
Is It OK to Visit Older Family at Home Now?


Can You Take Adderall and Antidepressants Together?
Can You Take Ambien and Hydrocodone Together?
Inflammation and Psoriasis: What’s the Connection?
How Is Coal Tar Used to Treat Psoriasis?
Can Witch Hazel Help With Psoriasis?


How to Help Your Daughter Be Ready For Her First Period
What It’s Really Like to Have Heart Bypass Surgery
Why PMS Gives You Insomnia
Adult ADHD: What Happens When You Stop Meds?
ADHD: Deciding Not to Use Medication
My Experience Using Phototherapy to Treat Psoriasis
What Are the Different Parenting Styles?
Does Marijuana Help With Breast Cancer?

Crohn’s: A Full-Body Disease
Crohn’s Disease: A Day in the Life 
Is Coronavirus Riskier if You Have HIV?
Will Heat Kill the COVID-19 Spread This Summer?
Energy Drinks: Quick Pick-Me-Up or Health Hazard?
What Are Nootropics?

Staying Healthy With Type 2 Diabetes
The Future of Precision Medicine
Safe--or Not?
When Someone Asks You to Consider Kidney Donation
Living With Ulcerative Colitis
Information Safety in the Precision Medicine Age
Quiz: The Truth About Painkillers
Statins: What You Should Know
Mammogram Guidelines: FAQ
The Truth About Triclosan
Less Stress Can Help Lower Blood Sugar
Who's Who: Oncologist
How to Talk to Your Family About Stage III or IV Breast Cancer

Quiz: The Secret Life of Hormones
Heed Your Heart
Travel Smarts
The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice
Heart Smart
Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family?

How to Support Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes
How Common is ADHD?
How to Switch Your Baby From Bottle to Cup
9 Secrets of Successful Weight Maintenance

Make a Move
10 Surprising Foods That May Hamper Weight Loss

Tai Chi: A Gentle Way to Help Your Joints
Diabetes and Food: Myths and Facts

Best Type 2 Diabetes Strategies for Women



Has the Pandemic Finally Convinced Doctors to Take the Link Between Physical and Mental Health Seriously?
'Post-COVID Syndrome' Is Causing Lingering Symptoms in Some Coronavirus Survivors
Hodgkin vs. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
What Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?
What Is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?
What Is Hairy Cell Leukemia?
9 Lymphoma Symptoms to Watch For, According to Cancer Doctors
What Is Multiple Myeloma? Doctors Explain This Plasma Cell Cancer
The 3 Main Types of Blood Cancer, Explained by Experts
What Are the Sympoms of Leukemia?
These 3 Women Were Each Diagnosed With Advanced Lung Cancer—Even Though They Never Smoked
'Hospital Diversion' Is Perfectly Legal and Putting People at Risk. Here's What You Need to Know.
Narcissistic Abuse Is the Scary New Kind of Emotional Abuse You Need to Know About

I Thought I Had the Flu—but It Turned Out to Be Sepsis
I Had a Preventive Mastectomy at 39—Then Found Out I Already Had Breast Cancer
How to Tell If You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

The Best Birth Control at Every Age
How Your Breasts Change After 40
7 Self-Care Tips That Will Make You Happier This Summer
6 Reasons Spring Is the Best Time to Lose Weight
The Surprisingly Easy Move that Can Make You Happier and Boost Your Energy Instantly
'Vacation Constipation' is Real. Here's How to Prevent it From Ruining Your Next Trip



Coping With Chemo-Related Hair Loss: How to Find the Best Wig for You
Dense Breasts 101: What You Need To Know if You Have This Type of Breast Tissue
Should You Use Medical Marijuana If You Have Cancer? 
Should You Try a Cold Cap to Prevent Chemo-Related Hair Loss?



Connecting the Dots Between Heart Disease and Full-Body Health
Leading Breakthroughs in Diabetes
Beyond Diversity and Inclusion
Cracking the Code


A Whole New World: Patient Care Through Screens
Embracing Change


Course Correction
How To Stay Healthy—And Sane—When You’re Stuck At Home

So You're Curious About Period Panties?
I Had Colon Cancer at 32
A Good Therapist is Hard to Find
6 Things You Should Know About Your Gut Bacteria
Is Your Smartphone Messing With Your Sleep?
Vaccines Kids Need
Exhausted and Gaining Weight? It Could Be Your Thyroid
The Truth About Bug Sprays

Can You Skip Chemo?
I Miss My Pre-Baby Body

DIABETES FORECAST (American Diabetes Association)

What You Need to Know About Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults
No More Yo-Yo
Diagnosis: Diabulimia
Fight for Your Rights
Train Your Brain for Better Habits
All About Diabetes and Pregnancy
How to Prepare for Emergencies
Helping Kids Get Healthier
Exploring Exercise Barriers
Making Islet Cell Transplants Safer
Fighting Back Against Fat


What Happens When Antibiotics Stop Working
5 Things We Now Know About Multiple Myeloma
3 Innovative Ways Researchers Are Rethinking How We Combat the Flu

The Facts About Weight-Loss Surgery: Medical Experts Debunk
6 Common Myths

Surprising Causes of Bad Breath
Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know About Your Risk Factor—Even if
You've Never Smoked

Tapping the Powers of the Immune System
5 Things We Now Know About Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This Schizophrenia Clinical Trial Could Improve Patient Caregiving
7 Ways to Survive the Holidays When You Have Diabetes


This Seven-Time Marathoner Gets Candid About Running With Crohn's Disease
9 Medical Tests Every Woman Over 40 Should Have
How Common Are Flu Side Effects, And Do You Really Need To Get Vaccinated?
7 Simple Changes To Your Home That Fight Depression
6 Signs You're Headed For A Nervous Breakdown

5 Things That Happened When I Weighed Myself Every Day for a Month
This Is Why Mosquitoes Love You—And How To Outsmart Them
5 Types Of Bad Breath—And What They Say About Your Health

11 Vegetarian Meals That Are Just As Filling As Meat
9 Signs You’ll Probably Die Young
How Mindful Eating Helped Me Lose Weight And Love Food
I Tried 'Forest Bathing' and This is What Happened
5 Things You Need to Know About the First Artificial Pancreas
4 Reasons Your Lady Parts Smell Funkier Than Usual

3 Types Of Omega Fatty Acids—And Why It's Crucial That You Know The Difference
10 Things Everyone Carrying a Lot of Extra Weight Knows
Surprising Reasons You're Always Congested
9 Things No One Ever Tells You About Getting an IUD

CREAKYJOINTS/Global Healthy Living Foundation

What Precision Medicine Might Mean for Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey
The Journey to Find the Right Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Personalizing Your RA Treatment: 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
What Is Monkeypox, and How Worried Should You Be?
What Quality of Life Really Means When You Have Chronic Illness
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Why You’re at Increased Risk
Preventing Heart Disease When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis: Which Tests Do You Need?
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: 28 Ways You Can Lower Your Risk
Understanding Neuromodulation and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Living With Stage 4 Lung Cancer During the Coronavirus Pandemic
4 Things Immunocompromised People Should Know About Food Safety 
Psoriasis and Coronavirus: Understanding Risk, Hand Hygiene, and More
What Arthritis and Chronic Pain Patients Need to Know About the Vaping Crisis
Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Side Effects: What Every RA Patient Should Know
Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Side Effects Checklist: 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Patients’ 9 Biggest Concerns About Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Side Effects
Gout Flares: How to Treat Them (and Prevent Them in the Future)

Gout Risk Factors and Causes You Need to Know About
Gout Signs and Symptoms You Might Be Ignoring
25% of Americans Are Exposed to Secondhand Smoke—and These Groups Are Affected the Most
New Studies Showed Mixed-But-Promising Results for New Lupus Drug Anifrolumab

Want to Pay Less for Your Meds? Copay Assistance Cards Could Help—As Long As They Remain Legal
Scientists May Have Found a New Explanation for Fibromyalgia Pain and

The New 2018 Exercise Guidelines in 4 Words: “Move More, Sit Less”
More Than Half of People with Depression Over Age 50 Also Have Arthritis
The Best and Worst States to Live In with Arthritis

Why You Can't Always Trust Online Hospital Ratings
'Treat-to-Target' in Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn't Increase Adverse Events
Here's What Happens to Your Psoriatic Arthritis During and After Pregnancy
Most Gout Patients Stop Taking Their Medication
Many RA Studies Don't Translate to Real-World Results


You Can Get Skin Cancer Where?
Your Eyes: The Clear Picture
What I Learned From Breast Cancer
Screening for Breast Cancer

Skin Safe
Heart-Health Wake-Up Call
Health Report Card
Snack Solutions

What's Making You Sneeze?
Six Sneaky Sleep Stealers
Allergy Relief: Timing is Everything
Quickie Quiz: Avoid Summer Bummers


A Year of Stress May Be Messing With Your Body (And How to Fix It)
Surviving the Strain of a Crowded House
The Truth About Biohacking


Hot Flashes and Anxiety: What's the Connection?
What Does a Hot Flash Feel Like?
What Causes Hot Flashes?
Hot Flashes and Menopause: What’s the Connection?
How to Lose Weight During Menopause
Menopause and Hair Loss: What's the Deal?
Does Menopause Cause Fatigue? 
Hot Flashes and Anxiety: What's the Connection? 


A New Kind of Doctor Visit
Better Sleep, Healthier Heart
The Health Issue You Must Discuss

The Cancer You Can Prevent
Bottom Line Health Advice
Do You Need Cholesterol Meds?
Bring on the Birthdays!

7 Pains You Should Never Ignore
The Facts About DVT
Living in Pain
Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?
Allergy Season
Sleep Routine Makeovers
Healthy Habits that Can Backfire
Health Musts for Every Decade



All About Smiles
Clear the Air
The New Rules of Breast Cancer

4 Things You Don't Know About Skin Cancer
I Kept My Cancer a Secret
Germ Warfare



How to Fake Awake
Control Your Weight Fate
Melanoma? Me?
Head Off Headaches
Air Quality By the Numbers
Think Yourself Well
Plastic Surgery By the Numbers
Breathe Easy
Change Your Life–For Good
The Ouch Factor
Surprising Skin Savers
Coffee's New Buzz



How to Respond to Dementia-Related Behaviors
How to Handle Dementia Related Aggression
Is Loneliness Hurting Your Older Loved One’s Health
5 Steps to Take After a Loved One Has a Fall



29 Medications Older Adults Should Avoid
How Older Adults Can Avoid a Misdiagnosis
Opioid Safety: What Every Older Adult Needs to Know
Opioid Use: Signs of Physical Dependence and Addiction

Is Your Child or Grandchild Addicted to Opioids?
Special Report: Are You Drinking Too Much?
5 Medical Tests You Can Probably Stop Getting
9 Things You Should Do After a Heart Attack

12 Clever Ways to Remember Your Medications
SilverSneakers Instructor Mary Furlong Coomer Isn’t Afraid to Fail
Skin Care for Seniors: 14 Beauty Products Dermatologists Swear By

6 Pains You Should Never Ignore
OTC Meds for Older Adults: How to Stay Safe

Dental Health for Older Adults: What Your Mouth Says About Your Health
8 Things You Don’t Know About Cholesterol

New Shingles Vaccine: Should You Get It?
17 Convincing Reasons to Exercise Today
The Surprising Connection Between Close Friends and Good Health
George MacDonald, 66, Is In the Best Shape of His Life
This Simple Exercise Routine Can Prevent Mobility Problems


WW (Weight Watchers)

What is GERD? Here's Your Complete Guide
How to Lose Belly Fat: An In-Depth Guide That's Actually Useful
Night Sweats: Causes and Treatments for Men and Women
Sleep Meditation: Can Meditating Help You Sleep?


The 7 Factors that Significantly Impact Your Blood Sugar
What Causes Hypoglycemia in People Without Diabetes?
The Science on Sugar Cravings and How to Beat Them 


My Child Has Type 1 Diabetes: Now What?
What Every Parent Should Know About the Flu
Why Depression Isn't Just in Your Head
What To Know About Celiac Disease on National Celiac Disease Awareness Day



Heart Disease Prevention for People With Diabetes
Arthritis 101: All About Arthritis

Up All Night? How to Get Your Child to Sleep Better
How to Combat Age-Related Muscle Loss
The Benefits of Compression Socks: Should You Be Wearing Them?




How Communities Are Helping Women and Families Fight the Opioid Crisis
How to Talk to Your Health Care Professional About Opioid Abuse
What You Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis
Women and Chronic Pain: No It's Not All In Your Head  



You Don't Want to Know About the Fish Many Poke and Sushi Spots Are Using
Ways to Stay Positive When You Have Diabetes 


Mommy, My Ear Hurts
A Look at the Tooth-Bank Trend 



8 Reasons You Only Get Better With Age, According to Science
8 Common Myths About Metastatic Breast Cancer

7 Women Over 40 Share Healthy Aging Secrets



How to Make Home Safe for Older Adults
How to Talk to Doctors
What You Need to Know About Your Loved One's Meds
Best Practices for Managing Meds


Date Rape at 38
Let Me Tell You What It's Like... To Have Adult ADHD

Update Your Medicine Cabinet



How to Think Like an Athlete for Stellar Sleep
Concussions and Sleep: What You Need to Know



6 Meal-Planning Hacks That Can Recalibrate Your Grocery Budget
8 Easy Ways To Save On Health And Wellness
Subscription Food Services: Worth The Investment?



What People With ADHD Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder  (ADHD ONLINE)
Metabolism Matters(EATING WELL)
On the Other Side: Hospitalist Shares Her Experience (BREAST RECONSTRUCTION)
Can We Stop the Next Pandemic? 
Meditation for People Who Can't Sit Still (POWER OF MINDFULNESS)
The Ob-Gyn Shortage Is Real--And It Might Impact Your Care (GLAMOUR)
Milk Isn't Bad For You (But 6 Type of People May Want to Avoid It) (BORN FITNESS)
Diagnosing the Problem  (INFERTILITY)
I'm a Triathlete with Lupus. Nothing is Going to Hold Me Back (HEALTHLINE)
The Health Pros and Cons of Smoking Pot (GRANDPARENTS.COM)
Help for Your Heart (DIABETIC LIVING)