Helping Kids With MS.
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.
AI & You.
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!