An award-winning health writer, Rita's approach to covering health care, regardless of the topic or the audience, focuses on four Es: evidence, experts, education, and empathy.
Health at Risk
Cover story: Washington physicians see physical toll of climate change
Preparing for Value-Based Care
Cover story, pg. 11: Focus on patient needs and engagement are key
How to Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
They can be unsightly, but when should you take action?
Solving the Health Care Puzzle
Cover story, pg. 11: Collaboration is key to patient care
WSMA Responds to COVID-19
On page 18: Behind the association's mobilization efforts
Trial by COVID-19
Cover story, on page 10: How the pandemic has impacted clinical training
Meet Dr. Umair Shah
On page 16: Profile of Washington state's new secretary of health
COVID-19's Unforeseen Consequences
Cover story, page 10. For some specialties, the pandemic has taken a staggering toll on patient health care.
Telehealth's Time Has Come
Cover story (page 11). With the pandemic accelerating adoption, will policymakers continue to respond accordingly?
No Jab, No Job
on page 18: Navigating the thorny issue of vaccine mandates amidst a surge and workforce shortage.
Teaching the Skills of Leadership
on Page 16: WSMA Center for Leadership Development gives physicians the skills they need to thrive in team-based settings.
The Health Benefits of Creativity
Now is the perfect time to take up painting, pottery, or any other artistic endeavor.
How to Find and Choose a Therapist
Ghosted content for UPMC HealthBeat
Coping with the Death of a Pet
Meet the Newest Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Tool
There’s a new diagnostic tool on the prostate cancer scene—a PSMA-PET (prostate-specific membrane antigen-positron emission tomography) scan. And it might be a game-changer for men...