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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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8 Must-Meet TikTokkers Who Post on Crohn’s Disease

These young people—including a dancing doctor!—have fun and crush stigmas as they educate others on life with an IBD.

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11 Facts About Osteoarthritis Everyone Should Know

Here's why it happens, who's at risk, the only way to "fix" it, and more essential info on this degenerative joint disease.

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Your Top OA Treatment Questions, Answered

Living with OA doesn't have to mean living with pain. Start here to get expert answers to 11 common OA treatment questions.

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13 Great Holiday Gifts for a Loved One With RA

From self-care indulgences to prepaid subscriptions, these gifts go way beyond "It’s the thought that counts."

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What Life Is Really Like After a Hep C Diagnosis

Three former patients break down what to expect before, during, and after treatment for hepatitis C.

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13 Tips to Prevent Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

Over time, even small exposures to the sun's damaging UV rays can really add up. Here's how top derms protect their skin.

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6 Ways to Check Yourself for Melanoma

It only takes five minutes a month to spot the early warning signs of melanoma, when it's most treatable.

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7 Signs Your Melanoma Has Spread

When melanoma advances to stage 4, the warning signs can be more than skin deep. Here's what warrants a call to your doc.

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How to Treat Melanoma Stage by Stage

From mole removal to drug therapy, there are many ways to tackle melanoma. Here’s how to ID the best approach for you.

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How to Make Peace With Giving Up Alcohol

When you have hepatitis C, even the occasional cocktail is off-limits (doc says so!). Here’s how to deal with drinking FOMO.