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Rose Pike, Vice President of Editorial, heads up Remedy Health Media’s digital and print consumer health properties and products. She is responsible for the overall voice, vision and growth of the company’s content and media, which is devoted to helping consumers make smart decisions about living healthier lives.
Karen Gaudette Brewer is a lifelong writer and longtime journalist with an extensive background in public policy, government, food, and wellness. She's led HealthCentral since 2016 following staff roles at Allrecipes.com, PCC Community Markets, The Seattle Times, and The Associated Press. She's honored to help illuminate the daily experiences of those who live with invisible illnesses to increase understanding and ease stigma.
Nikki Cagle is the Managing Producer for HealthCentral and serves as editor for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroid Health, Fitness & Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Caregiving, Sleep, and more. She is the lead contact for all HealthCentral contributors and is often referred to as the "mom" of HealthCentral. She is passionate about bringing the patient voice to HealthCentral to be the guiding friend other patients are seeking. Mixing business with pleas...
Therese Borchard is a Senior Editor of HealthCentral, covering Mental Health & Wellness, Brain & Nerve Health, and Skin Health. She has written for a variety of websites, including CNN, The Huffington Post, Everyday Health, and Psych Central, and is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and [The Pocket Therapist...
Bethany Hoffman is a Senior Editor for HealthCentral’s Cancer beat. She strives to reach health consumers on their own terms, empowering them to understand and act upon the health information that affects their lives so they can make effective, engaged choices. To do this, she is a passionate observer of how health, illness, and disability affect the human experience.
Lara is a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.
Patrick Chatfield is a digital editor at HealthCentral.com. He’s the assigning editor for Heart Health, Diabetes, Obesity, Respiratory Health, and Infectious Diseases. He also assists with social media, medical review, and site updates. He’s interested in all things related to science, technology, history, and public health.
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