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.
Quality Improvement Put to the Test
Lessons learned from COVID-19
Health at Risk
Award-winning article on grappling with the health effects of climate change
Teens Talk Better Sleep, and What It Takes to Get There
Burning the candle at both ends took a toll on her, as it does to teenagers across the country.
What you don't know about DVT blood clots could hurt you.
Preventing Suicide: Warning Signs That Can Save a Life
What you need to know to identify risk factors and effectively spot warning signs in those around you.
Migraines in Children: What You Should Know
Your child could be suffering from migraine headaches but you may not realize it.
New Back to School, Old Bedtime Rules
With COVID-19 still a public health threat, there's nothing routine about getting ready for back to school.
Preparing for Value-Based Care
With the transition from a fee-for-service payment model, the state’s physicians are working to ensure the most vulnerable patients aren’t left out
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.
Partnering to Solve the Health Care Puzzle
The integral relationship between physicians and physician assistants.
6 Surprising Ways Teens Are Affected by Lack of Sleep
Sure, we know our moods are worse when we’re tired. But what other things does poor sleep impact with teens?
What to Tell Your Boss if You Have Cancer
You have rights when it comes to communicating a diagnosis
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.
3 Military Families Get a Pleasant Surprise
Recap of Sleep Number giveaway program
Sleep and Test Prep: What Parents Should Know
The effects of sleep deprivation on test-taking teens.