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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

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Living With

A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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Symptoms

10 Uncommon Psoriatic Arthritis Complications

Flare-ups and joint pain are regular occurances with psoriatic arthritis, but how many of these uncommon PsA complications have you experienced?

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Here to Stay

Once faced with a grim, stage IV prognosis, former broadcaster Stephen Andrew has survived kidney cancer for nearly 14 years.

Leigh Kaplan and her husband

To the Heights With MS

For avid skier Leigh Kaplan, challenging herself is empowering—especially on a mountaintop.

Stephen Wilson

Life Beyond Cancer

When Stephen Wilson got a stage IV diagnosis, his life changed—in a good way!

Ann Dienes and her husband, Robert.

Insomnia Lesson Plan

A college professor reveals her tips for better sleep.

Lisa Doggett, M.D.

M.D. With MS

When a Texas doctor becomes the patient, she finds her own special formula for living with MS.

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Therapy Was My Game Changer

A therapist's holistic approach turned things around for Kyle Elliot.

Karl Pritchard

Info-Armed for Bladder Cancer

A penchant for action and careful preparation enabled Karl Pritchard to secure life-saving treatment.

Nurse reassuring multiple sclerosis patient.

At the Doctor's

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