My first stories for HealthCentral are live! Helping young people cope with the emotional rollercoaster of pediatric MS can be challenging. I spoke with two top experts who share tips for parents--and provide guidance to help get their tweens and teens through adolescence as kids face doctor's visits, disease flares, and cognitive and balance issues (even as they seek independence). Also: Here's my Q&A with a pediatric MS nurse who directs a fun summer camp for kids with MS.
I have a few outstanding stories for WebMD that will appear over the next few months, even though I've recently joined HealthCentral.com as a senior editor. For the Jan./Feb. special issue on how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming healthcare, I wrote about parenting in the AI Age ... see page 23–24 for expert advice on everything from homework help to safety concerns.
I’m pleased to announce that after being affiliated with WebMD Magazine as a founding editor and then a long-time freelance contributor, I’ve just accepted a senior health editor position at the soon-to-relaunch HealthCentral.com! The site is owned by Remedy Health, content provider for a dozen health-focused online brands. I’m excited to take on this new challenge. While parting ways with WebMD is definitely a tough goodbye after 15 total years of producing content for the both the magazine and website, I’m setting my sights on the future, and all I can do at HealthCentral. Here's to 2020!
Singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth pursued the bright lights of Broadway to great critical acclaim—only to discover those same bright and flashing lights triggered chronic and debilitating migraines. I sat down with the star in September at her West Village recording studio in New York City. She shared her journey to diagnosis and treatment that saved her health—and her career—for the December cover story of Brain and Life. READ MORE.
Excited to share my new cover story on best-selling author and innovator Malcolm Gladwell, who talked to me about his new book "Talking to Strangers." See pg. 34 in the special "Innovations" issue of WebMD Magazine, out now.
Just interviewed extreme survivalist Bear Grylls, who spoke to me about his latest adventure: moving his action-packed series Running Wild With Bear Grylls to the National Geographic Channel. We talked about tackling anxiety, the lessons learned from testing your physical limits, and how fatherhood and aging have changed his relationship to risk. READ MORE.
My story covering the latest promising research on desensitization therapy for life-threatening peanut allergy came out last month. I posted it on LinkedIn and forgot to post it here ... please see pgs. 25–26 in the latest issue of WebMD Magazine (with action star Chris Hemsworth on the cover) to read all about it!
Let's not sugarcoat the facts: sugar is addictive and harmful to our health. So says Dr. Robert H. Lustig, the preeminent voice on the subject, whom I interviewed for WebMD Magazine. See pg. 26 of the latest issue (with Mandy Moore on the cover).
To learn how scientists at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center are helping the paralyzed to walk again, check out this web extra to my recent Brain + Life cover story on singer Gloria Estefan, who broke her back after a 1990 tour bus accident and faced potential paralysis. Now she gives back by raising funds to support such remarkable strides. READ MORE.
I loved profiling Miami Sound Machine legend Gloria Estefan, who broke her back in a terrible 1990 tour bus accident, in part because I learned so much about the remarkable strides being made right now in spinal cord research. It's truly inspiring—people with paralysis are walking again—and Estefan is responsible for raising many millions of dollars to fund this forward progress. To learn more, check out my June cover story in Brain + Life (formerly Neurology Now). And click on web extras to learn how electrical stimulation to the spinal cord and neuromodulation to the brain can work wonders.