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I write about health, diet, parenting and lifestyle—but I’ve covered almost every topic, from whether or not you should buy a small appliance warranty (you shouldn’t) to Padma Lakshmi’s favorite dinner (omelet with sautéed mushrooms and spinach). My clients include Parade, Real Simple, More, Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Parenting, Parents and dozens of other national magazines and websites.

Love Your Heart


Most women have at least one risk factor for heart disease -- including a family history -- but don't even realize it. Find out what to ask Mom and Dad, and which little lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

The Best Medicine


Feeling sick? Used to be that you'd dial your doctor (or go straight to the ER). Now, there are more options. Scan this chart to decide what's best for your situation.
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The Science of Happiness


Although genetics help determine your sense of well being, life choices and goals play an important part as well.
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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep


Here's everything you need to know about the latest pills and up-to-the-minute methods so you can get the beauty rest you need.

Anti-Aging Arsenal: Four Nutrients You Now Need


Want to feel stronger, be mentally sharper and live longer? Then you’ll need a lot more of these powerhouse vitamins and minerals (some of which you may never even have heard of)
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Expecting Cold Weather


Stay safe and healthy all season long with these winter-wise strategies.
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How ‘Old’ Are Your Bones?


34 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis. Some are senior citizens. Some are still in college. When it comes to gauging bone strength, age is just a number—one among many.
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Raising Hope


As the search for a cure continues, things are looking up in the breast cancer battle. Six exciting innovations are improving detection, treatment, and quality of life for the growing ranks of survivors.
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