Content writer, journalist

I'm a content marketing writer and journalist covering the intersection of health, personal finance, and home/lifestyle topics for the web, consumer magazines, and health organization publications.

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Hospital-Induced Delirium

Surprisingly common in the elderly, what looks like dementia may be a state of confusion brought on by a mix of meds — and simply being in the hospital.

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The Pros and Cons of Probiotics

Fighting the side effects of antibiotics with probiotics can be effective for most but risky for some....

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Drugs and Pregnancy Part 2: Easing Nausea

How to tackle nausea during pregnancy

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Drugs in Pregnancy Part 3: Colds, Coughs, Flu, Allergies

If you're pregnant and suffering through your umpteenth respiratory event, you're not alone.

Drugs in Pregnancy Part 4: Antibiotics

If you're wondering whether taking an antibiotic is a good idea or harmful to your baby, the answer is a resounding ... it depends.

Drugs in Pregnancy Part 5: Sleep Medication

Being pregnant makes sleep problematic for many women, for a whole host of reasons.

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Drugs in Pregnancy Part 6: Antidepressants

The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy.

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Should You Join a Clinical Trial? - MedShadow

Participating in research can be a great way to benefit from experimental treatment (and maybe earn a little $$). 8 things to know before you sign up....

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Corticosteroids Are Bad for Bones (and Health)

Not all corticosteroids are created equal. Systemic forms of these drugs have harmful effects that outweigh their benefits....