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Benedict Cosgrove

Benedict Cosgrove

Health Writer

Benedict Cosgrove has been a writer and editor since the mid-1990s, working on sites ranging from Wired's Netizen to the National Magazine Award-winning LIFE.com. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, Daily Beast, CNN.com, and others; edited Covering the Bases and Gluttony (both from Chronicle Books); and is the author of Nothing Bad Ever Happens.

See more of his writing at bdcwrites.com.

Latest by Benedict Cosgrove

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Alternative Treatment

Simple Home Remedies to Soothe HS

While you're waiting for your prescription meds to kick in, these strategies may help ease the pain and discomfort that comes with hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Risk Factors

8 Risk Factors for Diabetic Macular Edema

Losing your eyesight is one of the most serious complications of diabetes. Early detection can make a difference—here’s what to look for.

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Living With

Dealing with Diabetes-related Vision Loss? Here's How to Maintain Independence

Losing your eyesight means making changes in how you live your life. But with the right setup, you can still take care of yourself.

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Tests

Your Complete Guide to AMD Testing

Doctors have access to a whole range of tests that help diagnose and monitor age-related macular degeneration. We've got the lowdown on what you can expect.

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Living With

9 Top Qs About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Just diagnosed with HS? You're probably relieved and confused all at once. There's a name for your condition…but what is it exactly? We've got the answers you're looking for.

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Complications

8 Facts You Need to Know About Biofilms and HS

Dealing with the painful skin condition is tough, but slick layers of bacteria known as biofilms can make it even tougher. Here's what scientists are discovering about the interaction between the two.

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Symptoms

The Four Stages of AMD

Age-related macular degeneration is something people can live with for decades. We reveal how the condition develops and progresses, including the signs and symptoms to watch for at each stage.