Beth Howard

Patient Expert

Beth Howard is a health writer based in Charlotte, NC. She writes about health, medicine, and health care for publications including U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Prevention Magazine.

Latest by Beth Howard

Working with Your Team

Getting the right care can make a world of difference in your MS.

Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Knowing which symptoms to expect and taking an active role in your own care can greatly improve your quality of life with multiple sclerosis.

Staying the Course

With the many treatment advances in recent years, people like Steve Shulman are discovering that they can live well after a bladder cancer diagnosis.

Living Her Best Life

Professional dancer Pamela Quinn teaches others with Parkinson’s how to manage the disease through movement.

10 Uncommon Complications of Psoriatic Arthritis

You know about flare-ups and pain, but there are other, less common complications of psoriatic arthritis to be aware of.

Thriving with MS

Lisa Emrich was playing the French horn at a concert in 2005 when two of her fingers on her left hand suddenly went numb. “I couldn’t feel my fingertips and realized I didn’t know where the keys were,” she says. She muddled through the performance, b...

Relapsing MS: What You Need to Know

Every hour, someone in the United States is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic and progressive disease of the central nervous system. While the severity, symptoms, and course of the disease vary from person to person, one thing remains ...

What You Need to Know About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

At least 40 percent of people with type 2 diabetes end up eventually having to take insulin. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Types of Insulin

Insulin can be a powerful treatment to control blood glucose for people living with type 2 diabetes. While many people start their treatment with pills, eventually, insulin may be needed to control blood glucose.