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Amy Marturana Winderl

Amy Marturana Winderl

Health Writer

Amy is a freelance journalist and certified personal trainer. She covers a wide range of health topics, including fitness, health conditions, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, and more. Her work has appeared on SELF, Bicycling, Health, and other publications. When she's not busy writing or editing, you can find her hiking, cooking, running, or lounging on the couch watching the latest true crime show on Netflix.

Latest by Amy Marturana Winderl

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All Your Hepatitis C Treatment Questions, Answered

Is hep C curable? Which treatment is best? What about side effects? Get the scoop on these and other common questions.

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9 Ways Hepatitis C Affects Your Body

The liver damage associated with this chronic condition can cause a cascade of physical complications over time.

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How Is Hepatitis C Diagnosed?

Many people living with this disease don't have any symptoms at all. That's why knowing how to detect it early is crucial.

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Medications and Supplements to Avoid With Hep C

When your liver isn't functioning at 100%, certain drugs may be harder for your body to process.

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Living With

7 Signs It’s Time for Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen is vital to every major organ in your body. But if you have severe COPD, you might not be getting enough from breathing alone. Here’s when oxygen therapy can help.

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Treatment

9 Ways to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

Cosentyx, Taltz, Otezla, oh my! Here's how to navigate finding the best treatment option for you.

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Treatment

Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

There are too many treatment options to settle for one that’s not working. Watch for these red flags that suggest it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching things up.

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Symptoms

This Is Your Lungs on COPD

Here’s exactly how this chronic disease impacts your lungs, plus how doctors determine the severity to provide the best treatment possible.

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Living With

Psoriatic Arthritis and Disability: All Your Questions, Answered!

If your PsA symptoms are so severe that it’s difficult to keep working, you may want to apply for disability benefits. Start here, with this basic guide to the often-confusing process.

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Alternative Treatment

12 Ways to Get Relief From Psoriatic Arthritis Pain

Medication isn’t the only way to soothe psoriatic arthritis soreness. Here, experts offer their best tips to relieve pain and live better every day.