Rita covers health care and lifestyle topics, including cancer, heart disease, women's health, patient education, medical tech, medical research, and mental health. She's based outside Chicago.
What to Tell Your Boss if You Have Cancer
You have rights when it comes to communicating a diagnosis
Getting Through Breast Cancer Treatment
Take back control of your body during treatment for breast cancer with these strategies
Partnering to Solve the Health Care Puzzle
The integral relationship between physicians and physician assistants.
Preparing for Value-Based Care
Incorporating VBC into your health care practice
What you don't know about DVT blood clots could hurt you.
How Does a Plant-Based Diet Benefit You?
Switching from meat-heavy eating to plant-focused consumption may be a positive change you can make.
VIDEO: This is How Your Genes Affect Your Mental Health
Consider this, mental illness affects nearly 20% of US citizens, including both adults and children.
How to Tell Loved Ones About Your Breast Cancer
Get the support you need by communicating your diagnosis effectively
How Mikey Berkman Reached the Top of the Lacrosse World
By being smart about his bleeding disorder, Berkman achieved his dream
Renita Johnson knows that better care for people with bleeding disorders starts with education.
Your Body and Breast Cancer: Self-Care Tips
Regain your confidence and maintain a sense of self during and after treatment
Why Exercise can be Beneficial During Cancer Treatment
What works to fight fatigue and depression
Putting the Spotlight on Mental Health and Bleeding Disorders
If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health issues, you’re not alone.
Bullying Goes High-Tech
Bullying has moved beyond the schoolyard to the digital playground.
What You Should Know Before Taking an Opioid
Opioids can be angels or devils.